The ‘Nuts about Wine’ tasting offered at Stellenbosch Hills Wine Estate will help pair the right nutty protein of your choosing with a wine that will complement the flavour fabulously. Intricate wines from a wide range of soil, climate and viticulture are mixed into bottles by PG Slabbert – cellar master. This tasting has a reputation for fantastic quality and produces exquisite South African wines.
Kanu Private Cellar and Vineyards always makes for a fantastic outing in Stellenbosch. In 2003, Richard Kershaw joined the team as cellar master, helping the estate in continuing the production of their award-winning Chenin Blanc. Wine connoisseurs will adore the Kanu Limited Release label. The hospitable host, Kobus Kanu, will happily welcome you and will be at your side for suggestions in the tasting room. He enhances this experience greatly and adds to the wonderful atmosphere. When the cold winter afternoons roll round, pick a spot on the couch corner near the warm, crackling fire. The tasting room is very relaxed, and will make you want to come back for more. The Kanu Semi-sweet white offers a good weight and a dry finish. It has peach aromas and is pared extremely well with homemade apple pie, spiced lamb, or slices of meat terrine with chutney.
Gary Flynn of Cape Discovery Tours can lead you on a full day of fantastic wine tasting, all the while exploring the gorgeous surrounding landscapes. The entire day is spent tasting excellent wines whilst taking in the stunning scenery. Tours usually begin with a cellar visit, after which guests pay visits to a range of wine estates, making stops at some of the scenic villages en route. Lunch is typically at one of the magnificent wineries on the way.
Lanzerac Wines has been around for hundreds of years with a reputation of pure luxury, quality and prestige. Deep inside the Jonkershoek valley lies the Lanzerac vineyards. In the traditional French manner of combining a country hotel and wine estate, Lanzerac renovated its homestead into a luxury manor in 1958. The building itself has spectacular Cape Dutch Architecture. The estate covers 155 hectares, and the wines produced here are locally and internationally renowned.