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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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Tania H wrote a review Sep 2022
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We had a wonderful day. John was a very informative and attentive guide with very good general knowledge too. We enjoyed the selection of wine farms and had a great lunch at Delaire Graff estate. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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judith A wrote a review Sep 2022
Tustin, California27 contributions56 helpful votes
John was great company, a good driver, a knowledgeable wine connoisseur, and a great host for wine-tasting. He picked us up on time at our hotel and we spent a glorious day tasting all kinds of wine I would never have tasted but for the tour. The bonus was that each setting (each vineyard) was more beautiful and peaceful than the one before it. I wasn't expecting such beauty and such delicious wines and food. We stopped at Tokara for lunch and that was a gourmet experience in a stunning setting too. On our way home, after a glorious lunch and 3 wonderful wine experiences, we got a tour of Stellenbosch, the city, which was also very interesting. This was a private tour with just the 5 members of our group and well worth the price. This is not the place to be stingy----a private tour with a really well educated and articulate guide is worth everything. Don't settle for anything less. John was such good company and his personality rounded out the experience.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Alvaro C wrote a review Sep 2022
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Today we enjoy a great day of good wine, cheese, chocolate and the best company John Grant, who very knowledgeably introduced us to the history of South Africa and the world of wine in this beautiful country. Thank you John for the impeccable service.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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gpm58 wrote a review Sep 2022
San Jose, California108 contributions32 helpful votes
We spent the day with John. We had emailed with him prior to discuss which wineries we wanted to visit, however after discussing more on our drive from the hotel, he recommended we make one change which we are glad we did. We are from California near our wine region, so have been wine tasting a lot... John is very knowledgeable about the region and their wines, and is just a pleasure to spend time with. We went to Ernie Els (the BEST view, and excellent wines), Vergelegen (gorgeous grounds, and excellent wines), Rust en Vrede (lovely local and wines), and Waterford for lunch (food was good but this was our least favorite winery, I had insisted we go there). For any wine tasting, I highly recommend asking for small pours... all the wineries seem to do near full-glass pours which makes tasting at more than 2-3 a challenge! Anyways, I strongly recommend Wine Escapes over a generic tour service!!!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Roger B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Great day of wonderful wines and amazing scenery with John who is an amazing guide. We learned while enjoying great wines.
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