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Mountains and vineyards at Glenwood Vineyards, Franschhoek

A choice of wine tours in South Africa

We have exceptionally two wine tours to South Africa on the program right now. Both contain lots of good food and good wines and other experiences. We showcase the best and most exciting South Africa wine districts on both programmes, including the trendy cool-climate district of Walker Bay with Hermanus and Hemel en Aarde. The […]

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South Africa, November 9-19, 2018

South Africa, November 9-19, 2018

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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South Africa, Februrary 16-24, 2019

South Africa, Februrary 16-24, 2019

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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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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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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The coastline near Cape Town

South Africa’s wonderful wines, food, and nature, a wine tour experience of a life-time

On the wine tour to South Africa the wine is only one part of the experience (but an important one). The food, nature and just being there is also a big part of the experience. South Africa is a country with a long wine history (longer than Medoc in Bordeaux!), although it is considered a […]

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Vineyards in the Franschhoek Valley

South Africa Wine Tour

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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Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker in Stellenbosch, South Africa

A south African pioneer relaunches, Ntsiki Biyela’s Aslina

It is not that much of an exaggeration to say that Ntsiki Biyela is a South African winemaking legend. She was the first female black winemaker and has been featured for example on CNN and on Forbes (and on BKWine Magazine previously). After many years as winemaker at Stellekaya in Stellenbosch Ntsiki Biyela has now […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch

South Africa, amazing wines with quality and ambition | wine tour

In the mid-1990s the export market opened up for South Africa. And since then we have not stopped drinking their wines. South African wine has changed a lot during these 20 years. Some associate South Africa with simple, well-made wines. These wines, often shipped in bulk to different countries, make up quite a big part […]

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A winery in Franschhoek in Cape Dutch style

South Africa, wine, gastronomy and nature – an unbeatable combination | wine tour

We have now also published our program for South Africa 2018. The tour starts at the end of February, when it is still summer in South Africa. The harvest has just begun and there will be lots of activities going on, both in the cellars and in the vineyards. We start the tour in Cape […]

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Explore South Africa’s many wine regions on the wine tour

South Africa’s vineyards cover an area of just over 100,000 hectares (a little less than Bordeaux). The production is around 10 million hectolitres, which means that the country ends up as number seven in the world in terms of wine production. The acreage has been stable in recent years. What has changed is that more […]

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South African wines, a success story worth a voyage

It is only 20 years since we started drinking South African wines. But now we take them for granted. The quality of the cheap wines is reliable. And the more ambitious wines become more and more interesting. This we have noticed since coming here for the first time in 2010. More and more producers are […]

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De Zalze Golf Club

Four fantastic golfing days to add to your wine tour to South Africa

If you are a passionate golfer you should take the opportunity to enjoy a few days on the course when you come to South Africa. Now you have the possibility to add four days of golf as an add-on to our wine tour of South Africa. You will play on four different top-quality golf courses […]

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The beach at Camps Bay in Cape Town

Top quality wines, wine entrepreneurs and beautiful landscapes, the wine tour to South Africa

To call South Africa a New World country when it comes to wine is really wrong. A few years ago it celebrated the 350th anniversary of the first wine made in South Africa, so they made wine here before vines were grown in the Medoc. But at the same time it is correct. It was […]

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Vineyards and mountains in Stellenbosch – FEATURE

An introduction to the wines and wine regions of South Africa

South Africa is a fantastic wine country to travel in. The wines are very good, you can find world class wines here if you know where to look. After having visited the South African wine regions several times over the past few years we have several very good “addresses” to show you. The landscape itself […]

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The veranda at the Royal Riebeek Hotel

Live like a king on our new wine tour to South Africa

South Africa has not only fine wines and excellent food; there are also hotels with a charm like in few other places. On our next wine and gourmet tour to South Africa (March 2016), you will get the chance to stay in a rather unique hotel, The Royal Riebeek Hotel in the town named Riebeek. […]

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Underbara Resor, Wonderful Travel, 2

“Stellenbosch and Swartland, not to miss in South Africa for the wine lover “, our wine tours featured in Wonderful Travel Magazine

The Swedish Magazine Underbara Resor (Wonderful Travel) published some time ago an article on wine travel in South Africa. The article mentions some detail of our wine tours to South Africa so I wanted to share some of what they write with you: South Africa is becoming an increasingly hot destination for wine lovers. In […]

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Wine, lashes, elephants and MCC in the Cape Winelands

“In 1652 Jan van Riebeeck, the founder of Cape Town wrote in his log book that a certain Jan Blanx, arquebusier on the ship, was sentenced to fall from the yard arm [a boom half way up the mast] and to receive 50 lashes for having wilfully and petulantly defied the captain…” Teddy Hall tells […]

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New program and final pricing published for the wine tour to South Africa 2015

We have changed the planning somewhat for the wine tour to South Africa in March 2015. We hope that you will think that the new program is even more exciting. We have of course kept the classic wine regions of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Constantia. New this year is that we have added the districts Hermanus […]

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Press release: Winter wine and food tours: South America and South Africa with BKWine

press release Paris, 2013-08-06 Winter wine and food tours: South America and South Africa with BKWine The wine and food tour specialist BKWine has launched the coming winter’s wine and gourmet tours. There are two tours to New World wine countries: Chile and Argentina in South America in February, and South Africa in March. Both […]

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