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7 Reasons To Go On A Wine Tour In Cape Town

It’s no secret that South Africa is home to some of the world’s most exciting wines and vineyards. Wine tasting is one of the best ways to spend a day in Cape Town – discovering new wines while touring the beautiful landscape is a real highlight.

If you haven’t done a lot of wine tasting before, it might be a little daunting to explore the South African wine scene – there’s more than 2,000 vineyards and wine estates in the Western Cape!

This is where Wine Flies Wine Tours come in. Wine Flies offer unique, authentic winelands experiences with guides who are passionate about wine and know where all the hidden gems are.

Wine Flies Tours are all about trying wine in a weird, wonderful and uniquely South African way. Here’s seven reasons why their expertly boozy tours might appeal to vino lovers…

1. Wine is paired with tasty treats on every tour

At each vineyard, wine is paired with locally produced food. You’ll try world-class cheeses, local cured meats such as Biltong and artisan chocolates, all expertly chosen to go with each of the wines.


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2. You’ll get to see more of Cape Town’s scenery

You’ll be driven through the stunning Stellenbosch mountains, before heading to the cuisine capital of SA, Franschhoek.

Wine Flies Wine Tours also has a Hermanus whale watching wine tour, where you’ll take a trip around Clarence drive, considered to be in the top 10 scenic drives in the world.


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3. Wine Flies expert ‘Wine Lords’ will improve your wine ordering skills

At each vineyard you’ll do a cellar and vineyard tour, with the winemakers and Wine Flies’ Wine Lords teaching you how wine is made, how to taste wine, food and wine pairings and what bottle to order at restaurants… You’ll work your way through whites, sparkling, reds and dessert wines.


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4. The tours visit smaller vineyards as well as famous ones

You’ll visit 4-5 different wine estates (famous farms and some hidden gems only known to locals) on the Day Tours. Wine Flies carefully choose all farms so that you will experience a broad spectrum of iconic estates, as well as smaller family-run farms.

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5. You can choose to add on hiking or horseback riding…

Want to make your wine tasting tour even more memorable? Wine Flies offers private tours, which include a gourmet food option, a morning hike with 360-degree views of Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula and Stellenbosch or horseback riding.


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6. Wine Flies even offers a special wine helicopter tour!

Imagine flying in a helicopter from vineyard to vineyard, tasting wines along the way – bliss. Glass of bubbly in hand, you can fly to the Constantia Wine Valley, or soar over Franschhoek valley.

You’ll stop for wine tastings along the way and be back in Cape Town just in time for sundowners.

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7. And obviously… You’ll get to drink lots of superb local wine

Taste Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and fresh, crisp whites. You’ll also get to try MCC, which stands for Méthode Cap Classique, and is the South African equivalent of champagne.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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