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“Great wines!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Solms-Delta Farm Tours

Solms-Delta Farm Tours
Delta Road off R45 | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 8743937
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Ranked #15 of 39 Activities in Franschhoek
Type: Wineries, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: As one of the leading Franschhoek wine farms in the Cape Winelands, Solms-Delta’s special interest guided tours exceed the conventional wine tasting experience.Our unique guided wine farm tours expose visitors to more than just award-winning wines. Led primarily by farm residents, the tours offer rare personal insight into the vineyards, farm workers’ lives, and the cultural and musical heritage of Solms-Delta and the surrounding Cape Winelands.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Great wines!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

If you are American and have visited Napa you have experienced commercial wine tasting at its best. Solms-Delta which advertises "Much more than a Wine Estate" doesn't exaggerate. It is much more down to earth than the American counterparts. After sampling the wines, you can visit the museum that traces the social history associated with this 320 year old estate and you could spend a day in the museum and not absorb all the history. In addition there is a great restaurant periodic festivals during the year. This is not your ordinary wine estate!

Visited June 2013
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Cadillac, MI
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“Delightful wine tasting experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

After a lovely horseback ride through the vineyards and estate, we enjoyed a delightful wine tasting adventure with Leon at Solms Delta. Well worth the stop. Just 12 kms from Franschoek on our way to Stellenbosch.

Visited May 2013
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Stockholm
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“Delicious picnic at Solms Delta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Reading all TA reviews before going to South Africa, it seemed to me that this restaurant might be great value. It certainly was!

We went there beforehand on a Sunday to check how things worked and how it looked like. The staff were so nice and explain what we needed to know. We saw the tractor taking a lot of people to their picnics and seeing so many people we were happy we’d chosen a Monday to go there instead of a weekend.

So we got there on a Monday, 6 persons. But how can you manage a picnic when one person cannot sit on the lawn (knee operation)? The personel solved this problem in an instant; the gards brought a wodden chair plus our picnic baskets! After 10 minutes walking past the vineyards, we came to a lovely lawn near a stream. You could hear the water splashing and the birds singing. The sun was shining and the FOOD was simply DELICIOUS! We were surprised at the amount of food – three different ”trays”. Yes, there was MUCH food and also so tasty! And the price: R149 per person seemed like a joke – for all this delicious dishes!

Visited April 2013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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“Great place for a picnic!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

It was the end of March and we wanted to enjoy some easy going lunch outside. We decided to try the Solms-Delta farm. When we arrived, the guide already waited for us, carried our picnic basket and showed us the best spots. We decided to stay around the river. Surprisingly, there was nobody else, so it was really just nature and us. The basket was filled up with great food, bread, hams, olives, meats, salads, desserts. Also it contained water and a bottle of wine. We stayed there for almost 3 hours, reading and listening to the river flowing. It was amazing!

Visited March 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“The Social History Tour At Solms Delta.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The museum and social history tour at Solms Delta were excellent. In the museum there's a short film where farm workers talk about their lives under aparthied. On the tour we were guided by Mercia, who lived at Solms Delta when she was a girl. Mercia not only told us how the trust is trying to change the lives of people working on the farm, but shared lots of her own personal memories with us; very brave. Her honesty and open manner made this much more than a bare-bones/facts tour. We also met and chatted (briefly) with other workers, visited the creche, saw workers houses (from the outside only). The tour offers a very good insight into what Prof. Solms is trying to achieve. Lasts about 90 minutes and is very reasonably priced R 35 p.p. or R45 with wine tasting included.

Visited March 2013
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