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“Excellent trip around the vineyards of South Africa”

Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours
Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Somerset West
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Wine Escapes give you a tailor made trip to suit your tastes, they are flexible on timings and take you to explore the smaller vineyards in the area rather than the large coach trip ones.
John was a great guide with lots of knowledge about the wine industry in South Africa, easy conversation and gave us lots of information without it being overload. The places we visited were fabulous and the wines delightful.The booklet in the gift bag for making notes on the wines you are tasting was a really nice touch. I will definitely go again next time I go to Cape Town.

Thank Anita M
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Sherry-Linn, Owner at Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2013

Thank you so much for your kind review and for those beautiful pictures. We are truly blessed to be able to show off our incredible Winelands to our guests. Look forward to seeing you again when you are back in SA!

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

You'll find this wonderful estate at the end of Lourensford road. A short distance past the entrance to the magnificent Vergelegen estate you'll fine the entrance to Lourensford. This is one of the larger estates in the Somerset West area having been estate around 1700. Like all farms in this area, the wines are superb. Try their Shiraz, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay...you won't be disappointed. If you enjoy bubblies the Lourensford Méthade Cap Classic is yours for the asking. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.

Thank Basspro-Namibia
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Sherry-Linn, Owner at Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Thank you for the review, although I think this was meant for Lourensford Wine Estate. It is a beautiful place and well worth a visit! Why not come on a wine tour with us next time and we'll introduce you to some more gems in the Winelands.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

My wife and I just finished our tour with wine escapes. It was an amazing day. John had such a good relationship with the wineries and was so knowledgable about wine and the area.

We learned so much about the area and the vineyards and the conversation was easy and friendly. He catered to your tastes to ensure a maximum level of enjoyment.

It was an amazing time and I will definitely do it again the next time I am back in the stellenbosch area.

Thank MWAM81
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Sherry-Linn, Owner at Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

That was a quick review, thank you very much! we are glad you enjoyed your day so much and of course our wines. Enjoy the rest of your stay in SA and soak up the sun before heading home to Canada!!

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Reviewed October 22, 2012

The three of us were thrilled by the tour that was put together for us. The knowledgeable and friendly way of John helped to made this one memorable day in our South Africa trip.
John, thank you for a fantastic day of wine tasing in Stellenbosch Wine Country. Please give my regards to Chris again for the very special tasting he let us share. Next time around I will bring a nice German Riesling - as promised. Best M.

Thank travel_report66
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Sherry-Linn, Owner at Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Thank you very much for your kind review. it was a great pleasure showing you around the vineyards and the private tasting with Chris was indeed special, his wines are spectacular!! Looking forward to those Rieslings next time you are in our country.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Highly recommend Wine Escapes. My wife and toddler son vacationed in August 2012 in the Cape Town area of SA spending a few days in Stellenbosch. Wishing to pass an afternoon seeing a few of the vineyards in the area we spoke via telephone with some tour outfits listed in the guide books but not finding one that decently accommodated our plan we requested a possible tour organization contact from the B&B staff where we were staying. They recommended Wine Escapes and we are very happy they did. The owner himself picked us up from the B&B. He accommodated our tour to our desire to leisurely tour some local vineyards, with our 3 year old son in tow. He not only provided a very knowledgeable education to us on the various local wines but also the related climate specifics and additionally other aspects of the Stellenbosch area ... all this in addition to the tasting of some various fine wines from the vineyards visited. Again, we highly recommend connecting with Wine Escapes when visiting the area. It was a very pleasant and informative afternoon ... well worth the expenditure.

Thank Gary and Galina V
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Sherry-Linn, Owner at Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

Thank you so much for sending us a review. We are very glad you enjoyed the afternoon with us, it is always a great pleasure introducing guests to our Beautiful Winelands. We hope to see you back in SA soon!!

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