The first visit when you arrive in Cape Town for a South Africa wine tour may not be wine

A wine tour in South Africa doesn’t have to start with visits to wine estates. Especially if you arrive with the over-night flight on a Saturday and your first day of action is a Sunday. A tour around the Cape peninsula is a perfect Sunday activity and that is exactly what we did. The scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive took us to Cape Point and The Cape of Good Hope where ostriches were walking around on the beach, quite a striking sight. The whole tip of the peninsula is a fabulous nature reserve.

Ostriches on the beach on the Cape

Ostriches on the beach on the Cape, copyright BKWine Photography

Continuing on a small side road, usually not found by tourists, we stopped at a quiet and not so windy beach. To go for a walk, Chris, our local guide said, but it turned out that he had a surprise for us: chilled MCC, or champagne as he called it. You can’t say champagne, I pointed out, but I think Christ felt quite safe, being many thousands of kilometres from Epernay. And on the beach, who cared?

Enjoying a glass of sparkling wine on the beach

Enjoying a glass of sparkling wine on the beach, copyright BKWine Photography

Anyway, MCC, Methode Cap Classic, is the South African quality sparkling wine, made with a second fermentation in bottle. And especially good looking out over the cool Atlantic Ocean way down on the southern tip of South Africa.

BKWine organises wine tours to South Africa and to many other of the world’s wine regions and wine countries. Take a look at our scheduled tours or contact us to discuss a custom designed tour.
The Cape Point

The Cape Point, copyright BKWine Photography

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One Comment to The first visit when you arrive in Cape Town for a South Africa wine tour may not be wine

  1. Dan Wallin March 16, 2012 at 15:40 #

    Succeeded with almost the same angle but not at all the same classy photo.
    Nicely done Per.

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