Franschhoek, which simply means ‘French Quarter’ in Afrikaans, has become known as the food and wine capital of South Africa, with world-class restaurants and renowned vineyards sharing space amidst a beautiful natural landscape.
On this exclusive wine tour, you will visit two renowned wineries in the area:
Haute Cabriere Winery
Haute Cabriere’s range of wines encompasses two Cap Classiques – the Pierre Jourdan Brut and Pierre Jourdan Belle Rosé, as well as a selection of still wines – the Pierre Jourdan Tranquille, the Haute Cabriere Chardonnay Pinot Noir, the Haute Cabriere Pinot Noir and the revolutionary Haute Cabriere Unwooded Pinot Noir. All wines are fantastically versatile, to be enjoyed on their own or with a variety of different foods.
At the beautiful winery of Haute Cabriere Estate you will enjoy a private cellar tour. Discover the secrets of producing Method Cap Classique (MCC) wines, which is South African sparkling wine made using the same process as Champagne. Enjoy a tasting of the MCC or MCC+ still wines with a member of the von Arnim family. Feast on a delicious lunch at the Haute Cabriere Cellar Restaurant.
After this food and wine experience, you will visit the Villiera Winery where award-winning winemaker Jeff Grier crafts a range of wines characterized by a strong reflection of Villiera's unique terroir and the retention of the distinct aromas and flavours of the different varietals. The Griers have been pioneers in the Cap Classique category and their innovative approach has been evident other categories as well as in their business. A wine producer committed to preserving the environment, who has been rewarded with membership to the Biodiversity of Wine Initiative- an accreditation for green consumers confirming that the wineries are practicing eco-friendly production and harvesting tactics. At Villiera you will taste the whole range of their MCC wines. Following this educational tasting, you will head out for a game drive through the winelands.