A typical day starts with pick-up at 9.30 a.m. from your accommodation. From there its to the first winery for a quick look at a vineyard (summer) and / or cellar tour (year round). First tasting is at 10.30, 2nd tasting at 11.45, lunch at 1pm (own account). Third tasting is at 2.30pm and the final tasting at 4pm, drop off at 5.30 pm or earlier as requested. Each tasting comprises current release wines and 5-10 wines per winery. Light lunches are recommended to do the afternoon tastings justice (avoid raised sensitivity to tannin and acids). Optional extras (SQ) include trial or bench blending, verticals (successive vintages at same producer), cult; icon; and Platters 5 star wines.
I am a wine geek, but one with sympathy, as - fortunately - I wasn't always a wine geek. There was a time when I was an 'innocent' consumer, when I was in financial services in London and Johannesburg. But I found my path when I moved to the Cape. I qualified as a winemaker in 01, did flying (International) wine making to accelerate my experience before landing a job with International Wine Services (IWS) the original flying winemakers, making wine in the Cape for the UK market. I then went to London to attend the Master of Wine (MW) programme for 2 years, a 2-year tasting binge really - and an excuse to chase my ex girlfriend. I now lecture, guide, write and judge - real cork dork combat.
First tasting is at Glenwood Vineyards in achingly beautiful Robertsvlei just outside Franschhoek, followed by a tasting at Domaine Senechel high up on Franschhoek mountain pass. After lunch at Le Lude (own account), we head to La Motte to taste multi-region wines followed by a final tasting at Cape Promise, including champagne-method sparkling wine. We collect you from your accommodation. Hosted by an International consulting winemaker.
最多可供8位年滿18歲的旅人參加。 Guests are welcome to shorten (or lengthen) the day but the price remains the same.
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Sunscreen, hats, extra layer clothing for the Cape's notoriously fickle weather.
Its a full day of tasting so some spitting might be required;-) . We collect you from your accommodation within the Franschhoek municipal area.
International Winemaker-led wine tour