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“As Outstanding as Ever”
Review of Wine Desk

Wine Desk
Ranked #101 of 336 Tours in Cape Town Central
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Wine Desk is a wine tourism consultancy operating in Cape Town since 2002. We offer a broad spectrum of tours from small group, scheduled day tours, to tailor-made, personalised private tours. Tours are recommended based on each individual's personal interests and preferences. All our guides are cultural and wine specialist guides making your experience an amazing day out with us.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed March 18, 2013

This was our fourth trip to Cape Town and the fourth time we have booked our tours with the Wine Desk. We have booked similar with other agents and been hugely disappointed. This time we booked two tours, L'ormarines was not on the original list but the Wine Desk specialise in accommodating the customer so we just asked and it became part of the trip. For our first tour on our guide was David, he was very good company, knowledgeable, affable and with a wealth interests that went far beyond wine. We visited four Wine Farms, all magnificent and all worth visiting simply to experience their opulence and decadence, those with an interest in wine were more than satisfied, those who had little interest in sampling wine (me) simply enjoyed the awe inspiring geology of the area and the gorgeous settings of the farms.
Our second tour was "lifestyle" rather than exclusively wine and the flavour of the day was quite different, we. Visited three wine farms and then spent a couple of hours in Stellenboch, Wayne was our host for the day and his interest in wildlife as well as wine added another interesting dimension to the day.
The Wine Desk no longer have a booth on the Waterfront but can be contacted through Travel Arena at the Waterfront Tourist Information Centre, their wine tours are one of the highlights of our visits to Cape Town, they offer a set itinerary but will taylor each tour as requested even whilst the day is in progress.
We have been on tours with other operators and been reminded that there are some shockingly bad experiences to be had, I thoroughly recommend the Wine Desk.

Thank TeganThomas
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

My experience of the Winelands Tour (Stellenbosch with winetasting on special vineyards around Stellenbosch) was excellent.
Our tourguide was very friendly and always answered all questions we had about the Winelands but also about Cape Town etc.
The group I had was small , just three people. We always had enough time to take some pictures of the awesome landscape.
After the second winetasting we had a small lunch break in Stellenbosch about 2 hours. In this time we were free and could explore the beautiful city on our own.
I really recommend to book a tour with the Wine Desk. The Winelands are just amazing and a must to see.

Thank Janina L
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Wine Tour organised by the Wine Desk was an excellent experience! The groups are small and the guide was friendly and well versed in Cape History. After the first wine farm us 'tourists' were all chatting away and by lunch we were friends. Excellent service and would recommend it highly!

Thank Faith M
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The wine desk arranged for a fantastic tour of the wine country. They picked us up and we toured and went tasting at three vineyards. We had lunch at a vineyard that they arranged and it was fantastic. We were given the history and took a scenic tour that would not be possible if we has done it on our own. I would highly recommend anyone traveling to Cape Town who would like a day long wine tasting tour or they can arrange bed and breakfast as well. Great job wine desk. Thank you for a wonderful day. Jami and Chris

Thank Jami1031
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

My wife and I had a very nice experience with a personal tour guide, Mervyn!

He arranged the visits according to our request but added some smaller vineyards as well. Hightlight was the picnic at Vergelegen!

Maria and Niklas, Dubai

Thank Niklas B
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