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Visit Three Wine Estates in Helderberg

The South African wine industry can pinpoint the day it started, 2nd. February 1659. It was on this day that Jan van Riebeeck, the first Dutch commander of the Cape declared ‘Hedden is Gode loff van de Caepse druyven d’eerste mael wijn geparst…’ ‘Today, praise be to God wine was pressed for the first time from Cape grapes, and from the virgin must, fresh from the vat, a sample taken – pressed from the three young vines that have been growing here for two years, yielding 12 mengels must from French and Muscadel grapes, the Hannepoort Spanish not yet ripe.’ South Africa is now the ninth-largest producer of wine in the world.

In Cape Town
8 Hours
Spirits and Wine
Upto 4 people
English
Highlights
  • Visit three wine estates: Lourensford, Vergelegen, and Morgenster
  • Taste three different types of wine from these estates
Description

The South African wine industry first started operating on 2 February 1659 and is now the ninth-largest producer of wine in the world. Nestled in the shadow of the Helderberg and Hottentot Mountains, it is one of the most beautiful settings for three wine estates that were established in 1700, namely Lourensford, Vergelegen, and Morgenster. We will spend the day at these estates, exploring the history of the Manor House of Vergelegen with its exquisite gardens and tasting beautiful wines, olive oil, and great food.

What's included
  • Transport from your accommodation to the estates
  • Three wine tastings at each estate
  • Olive oil tasting at Morgenster Wine Estate
  • Guided tour of the gardens and Manor House and cellar at Vergelegen Wine Estate
What's excluded
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Face masks
Address
WVHQ+6C,Cape Town,South Africa
Meet your Host
Alister Tite

I am a cultural guide registered in all nine provinces of South Africa based in Cape Town. My main areas of interest are the history of South Africa, the wine lands of the Western Cape, and the flora and fauna of Southern Africa. I offer guided tours of historical Cape Town and Stellenbosch, walking tours on Lourensford Wine Estate as well as wine tasting tours of the Western Cape. I have also done numerous tours around the game reserves of South Africa as well as the Angol - Zulu battlefields and the Garden Route of the Eastern Cape.

From USD 214 / Person
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 1 day before the tour.