Wine Tasting Masterclass Wine Experience - Cape Town, South Africa

Tasting
Wine
Activity
City Tasting, Meet The Maker, Cellar Tour
Included
Tour guide
Languages
English
Theme
City, Cultural, Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
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Activity Overview
The content of our tours is the distillation of 30 years of close observation of the Cape wine scene, first as a fanatical consumer, then as a winemaker, wine writer, and judge, making our wine tasting tours unrivaled in quality and insight. Guests also gain access to the network of friends, colleagues, and associates established over that time.

Whether you’re a curious beginner or serious wine anorak, we can do wine tasting 101 or chat for example about why and how reds must go through malolactic fermentation (MLF) and of course, taste some fab wines along the way.

If you don’t yet have a sense of what you would like to do, we can offer a selection of wineries to visit or we can specialize in varieties, regions, or styles including, for example, Methode Cap Classique (Methode Champagnois) or Chenin Blanc where we are making some of the best examples in the world, as we are brandy.

Highlights:
  • Winemaker-led.
  • Access to a trade network built over the last 30 years.
  • International perspective of the Cape and the International wine trade.
  • Experience and insight of International winemaking, writing, lecturing and judging – all in good humour
 
Practical information
Optional extras: verticals (successive vintages of same wine); bench or trial blending; Sabrage; cult, iconic, mature, and Platter 5 star wines – all SQ.
 
Included
  • 4 – 6 wineries depending on start time, lunch break etc
  • 20 + wines tasted
  • Pick up and drop off at accommodation
Not Included
  • Meals, wine and food pairings, non-current release wines.
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$
350
1-2 pax
Group
$
425
3 pax
Group
$
550
4-6 pax
Group
$
650
7-8 pax
Timing
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Daily12:00 PMStart time to be confirmed
Duration
1 Day
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Cancellation Policy
Standard
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
Awesome tour in the Cape Wine lands!
We spent two full days with Jonathan and had a fantastic time! Beyond his incredible knowledge of the wine industry and inside connections with all of the local wine makers, Jonathan brings a great sense of humor and enthusiasm. He was easy to work with ahead of time, and collaborated with us to design a custom itinerary that still incorporated flexibility for day-of changes based on what we liked ... more most. We regularly do wine tastings in Napa and Sonoma, and were really impressed by the quality & varietals in South Africa that Jonathan found for us (FYI- the value for the money in SA is phenomenal). When we began to accumulate more bottles than we could fit in our bag, Jonathan returned the next day with wine boxes so that we could safely bring it back on the plane. He also helped us with our plans after the tours, calling to make reservations at a few top restaurants in Cape Town.Jonathan is truly passionate about wine and sharing knowledge of the local viticulture. Great guide for anyone hoping to learn about South Africa's wine region!
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This tour can either start at 9am until 2pm (after lunch) or alternatively from 12pm to 5pm.
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The Cape is a world pioneer in IPW – Integrated Production of Wine – a compulsory standard aimed at reducing reliance on herbicides and pesticides, keeping wine production as natural as possible. Our Green Tour will allow guests to explore and discover some of the most sustainable wine farms in South Africa.

This has been supplemented by the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) which has received recognition for the South African wine industry as leaders of global wine in demonstrating the balance between nature and farming by driving conservation-minded farming practices.

Meanwhile, South Africa is the largest producer of Fairtrade wine globally, with 24 producer organizations, and accounts for around two- thirds of Fairtrade wine sales.

This tour focuses on environmentally friendly activities, conservation, and sustainable farming practices. It is for those who have a preference for the natural, the twitches, the flora & fauna fanatics, organic and biodynamic enthusiasts, or those want to experience something different, energizing and inspiring.

The Cape boasts a growing number of organic and biodynamic wineries who have shown that quality and alternative farming practices are not mutually exclusive and can improve quality and complexity.

Highlights:

Winemaker-led, focussing on organic and biodynamic producers and their differences.

Access to a trade network built over the last 30 years.

International perspective of the Cape and the International wine trade.

Experience and insight of International winemaking, writing, lecturing, and judging – with wit and wisdom.