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A Cape Dutch house in Franschhoek, South Africa

South Africa, a journey full of experiences, wine and good food | wine tour

Our days in South Africa are filled with experiences. Cape Town with its famous Waterfront and the cable car (the aerial cableway as they call it) up to Table Mountain with stunning views. The excursion to the Cape Peninsula which takes us to the legendary Cape of Good Hope. Stellenbosch, the pleasant and lively university […]

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At Stark-Condé Wines, Stellenbosch, South Africa

South Africa with Bordeaux blends, pinotage, spectacular scenery and passionate winemakers | wine tour

South Africa is, of course, a New World country but an old one and with a pleasant climate that makes it possible to obtain both good acidity and good structure in the wines. Rarely do they become too heavy. The red Bordeaux grapes are very popular. South Africa also has its very own grape, the […]

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Vineyards in Paarl, South Africa

Top-quality wines and gastronomic food in South Africa | wine tour

South Africa is a wonderful place to visit. On our wine tour in February we will take you to some of our favourite places. Many of the South African vineyards are located within easy reach from Cape Town. After an hour’s drive east you reach Stellenbosch, the biggest and most famous of the wine regions. […]

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South Africa, February 15-23, 2020

South Africa, February 15-23, 2020

Wine Tour to South Africa: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and more! Meet the ambitious and talented winemakers with us — In the last twenty years South African wine country has gone through a revolution. Today South Africa is a major producer of quality wines. The new generation winemakers have increased the quality dramatically. There is a lot […]

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Vineyards, a winery and mountains in Franschhoek, South Africa

An unforgettable tour and meetings with amazing people | wine tour in South Africa

South Africa has so much to offer that it is difficult to know where to start. Wine-wise, the country has evolved tremendously and now finally people are beginning to realize that the country can do more than just export inexpensive bulk wine. But it has taken time and there is still a lot to do. […]

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The coastline near Cape Town

A great experience in wine, gastronomy and nature | wine tour in South Africa

South Africa is about the same size as Bordeaux but has much more variety in the styles offered. You have the classics, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, where you have very classic grapes, cabernet, syrah, chenin blanc, chardonnay etc. Up in Swartland, not far away actually, it is much warmer. Grenache and cinsault, and the somewhat (in?)famous […]

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Majestic mountains and vineyards in South Africa

Quality wine pioneers in South Africa on the wine tour in February

South Africa is wine-wise considered to be in the New World, but it is a New World country with a long wine history. In 1655, the first vines were planted, just outside of Cape Town, so they actually make wine here for longer than in many parts of Bordeaux. The sweet wines from Constantia were […]

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Vast beautiful landscape in Chile, South America

For those of who wants to travel far, wine tours to the southern hemisphere next winter

The long-distance wine tours for 2020 have now been published. We will do three exciting tours with wine, food, fantastic scenery, new cultures and meetings with passionate winemakers. Three very special wine tours. Each one will be a memory for life. South America: Chile & Argentina, 20 January- 2 February An unforgettable tour to the […]

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Majestic mountains and vineyards in South Africa

For the adventurous wine enthusiast, wine tours in the southern hemisphere next winter

The long-distance wine tours for 2020 are also starting to take shape. We will have three magnificent wine tours where not only the wines will enthral you. The countries, the landscapes, the culture, the people, all is experiences that will stay with you for a long time. This is the plan: South America: Chile & […]

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Welcome to Franschhoek

South Africa, the scenery, the gastronomy and the wines that are better than ever | wine tour

South Africa is a spectacular country to visit: dramatic mountains and rocky shores, wildlife with a stunning wealth and variety of species. South African has its own gastronomy that offers you many exciting surprises. And the quality of the wines has never been better than today. Small, ambitious wineries as well as larger wine producers […]

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The Steenberg Restaurant in Constantia

South Africa is today one of the most exciting and dynamic wine countries | wine tour

South Africa is a New World wine country, but with a long wine history. They celebrated 350 year anniversary as a wine country some years back. The sweet wines from Constantia were world famous already in the 18th century. The Dutchman Jan Van Riebeek planted the first vines outside of Cape Town in 1655 and […]

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Ernie Els’ Big Easy restaurant in Stellenbosch

Meet the pioneers in wine in South Africa | wine tour

South Africa has changed a lot since in 25 years. Not least the wine industry. Many people associate South Africa with unpretentious and good-value wines. We will show you the more ambitious wines made here in this wonderful country. Today this country produces true world-class wines. The scenery is unforgettable and beautiful. February is the […]

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Mountains and vineyards at Glenwood Vineyards, Franschhoek

Spectacular South Africa, world-class wines | wine tour

This wine tour will show you the most important wine regions in this magnificent country. We will go to Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl as well as the lesser-known but up and coming stunning valley of Hemel-en-Aarde in Walker Bay on the south coast. We will taste a lot of wines but we will also have time […]

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A view over a winery and the Andes in Mendoza

Winter long-distance wine tours: Chile-Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand

South America, Chile-Argentina We begin 2019 with our popular wine tour to South America. We will visit the two most important wine countries there, Argentina and Chile. It is a spectacular tour with many meetings with passionate wine makers, gorgeous lunches and some “normal” sightseeing too. We will for instance visit the legendary harbour town […]

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By the sea near Cape Town

Wine and whales on the wine tour in South Africa in November, LAST CHANCE NOW

We usually don’t have the South Africa tour at this time of the year, but it is a fantastic time to discover this country. Early summer with lush landscapes, flowers, and vines that are growing rapidly. And it is whale season, so we have also arranged for a boat excursion to take a close look […]

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The beach at Camps Bay in Cape Town

Perfect wine tour time in November: Spring in South Africa

Whales, mountains and wines with personality will feature on the November wine tour when it is is spring in South Africa, so it is a colourful, flourishing landscape that greets us. We meet in Cape Town and continue on to Hermanus on the south coast where we will taste Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir from […]

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Oldenburg in Stellenbosch putting on a show with a celebrity TV chef

I discovered by chance some time ago that Oldenburg Vineyards had made a video about us. Oldenburg Vineyards is a wine producer in Stellenbosch in South Africa. They have their winery and vineyards in an incredible place, spectacularly at the end of a dirt road, surrounded by tall mountain peaks. We had a cellar visits, […]

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South African crime novels

South Africa behind the scenes through detective novels and thrillers

Visiting wineries can sometimes take longer than expected. Usually, that is a good thing. But this time it was a big frustration. For me, but not for anyone else. In fact, we had some excellent tastings and discussions with the winemakers at the chateaux we were visiting when I was touring the wine regions of […]

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The beach at Camps Bay in Cape Town

South Africa in November! Fantastic food, wines, whale watching and much more | wine tour

An exciting and important part of our tours in South Africa is the food. It can be a braai with all kinds of meat and sausages on the grill, or a gastronomic highlight in a star restaurant. South Africa has several famous chefs and one of them is Bertus Basson. He has a well-known restaurant […]

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By the sea near Cape Town

South Africa in November! Fantastic white wines (and red!), whale watching and much more | wine tour

For a long time, the white grapes dominated in South Africa’s vineyards. Much of these white wines were distilled into brandy. Now it’s different. South Africa is now a very exciting wine country for white wines. Chenin Blanc (formerly called Steen) is a classic “South African” grape and although its surface has decreased since the […]

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