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Wine Escapes

Somerset West, South Africa
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About Wine Escapes
Wine Escapes was born out of a love for South Africa, its great wine and a passion to share our wine culture and heritage. Our vision is thus to partner with various wine farms in building South Africa's reputation as a wine destination of choice. To do this we offer specialized, exclusive wine tours where guests are introduced to some of the best Estates and wines, whilst providing them with excellent service and hospitality.
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Private Full-Day Stellenbosch Wine Tour

This tour is designed to introduce guests to one of South Africa's finest and most famous wine producing regions. Tours and Tastings are conducted by specialist wine tour guides, to give in-depth insight and information about the wines tasted and the region. It is a tour that can be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys wine, no matter their wine knowledge.
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8 hours
from $103.23
$147.48

Exclusive Franschhoek and Paarl Wine Tour

This tour is designed to introduce guests to two of South Africa's finest and most famous wine-producing regions. Tours and Tastings are conducted by specialist wine tour guides, to give in-depth insight and information about the wines tasted and the region. There is also a very interesting cellar tour at a winery that uses techniques used up to 8000 years ago to produce their wines. It is a tour that can be enjoyed by anyone who enjoys wine, no matter their wine knowledge.
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8 hours
from $147.48

Exclusive Organic Wine Tour

The trend towards sustainable farming practices is a Global one, where producers are going back to the ways our ancestors used to farm in order to minimize our impact on the environment. The wine industry and South Africa is no different. We have some of the finest examples of Organic and Biodynamic producers anywhere, and we want to show our guests how these wines are made and explain why this is so important. Of course, we also want to introduce you to and taste some great wines along the way!!
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8 hours
from $176.66

Lets learn about Wine Tour - Stellenbosch

Have you ever wondered how vines grow, how wine is made, how it gets all those flavors people talk about and how it pairs with food? This tour is designed to answer all those questions and any other questions you may have, with a fully immersive visit to a top Stellenbosch winery.
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3 hours
from $71.89
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Julian F wrote a review Mar 2020
Paris, France2 contributions
We had a great time with John and also a lot of wine. The region is beautiful and well worth the trip.
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Jason B wrote a review Mar 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
This was our third trip to South Africa and we have thankfully had the opportunity on each occasion to take a day out to visit the wine estates through the fabulous Wine Escapes and fantastic host Lieze... We were picked up from our hotel on each occasion (feels very personalised in a small group) and then taken to carefully selected wine estates. John and Lieze are happy for you to suggest any specific wine estates you would like to visit and will add them into the intinerary if possible. On this occasion, we visited DeMorgenzon, Stark-Conde and Anthonij Rupert with a stop for lunch at Delair. Each wine estate offered stunning views and excellent wine tasting. I was slightly nervous as it was my recommendation to the other 5 people in our party however all said it was an amazing day and one of the highlights of their trip. I hope to get the opportunity again in the near future
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Alex K wrote a review Mar 2020
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It was a beautiful day of touring wineries and learning about the history of wine making in the region. Our tour guide, Liezel, was awesome and super knowledgeable as a wine maker herself. One of our favorite things we did while visiting Cape Town. Next time we probably would skip the chocolate pairing as the chocolate over powered the wine at the last winery but hey we wanted to try that and you live and learn.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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K P wrote a review Feb 2020
Marlow, United Kingdom93 contributions36 helpful votes
We did a customised wine tour around the Stellenbosch, Franshoek, Paarl area visiting 3 vineyards (Avondale, Hartenberg and Lievland) and lunch out at Tokara. John was very good in listening to the type of wines we like in Europe and then choosing appropriate vineyards to take us to. He was extremely knowledgeable in choosing the wines to taste and helped us to learn a great deal more about South African wines (and South Africa in general!) We had a terrific day out with John, the cost was great value for money and we both felt that we'd had one of the best days we experienced in South Africa! We'd highly recommend a tour out with John and would definitely do another wine tour next time we're in South Africa.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kait H wrote a review Feb 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii355 contributions35 helpful votes
We booked a tour with John through Wine Escapes and it was arguably one of the best days we had in South Africa. Not only did he take us to 3 different wineries, including one for lunch, he was incredibly knowledgeable on the region, wine and history of South Africa. He is so friendly and goes out of his way to make your day special. He even did a little side trip to show us Nelson Mandela's 'Long Walk To Freedom' at the prison. If you book one thing ahead of time, make sure it's Wine Escapes. Request John!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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