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Winemakers Way - Private tour with a qualified winemaker! provided by Camino Wine Tours

Winemakers Way - Private tour with a qualified winemaker!

Winemakers Way - Private tour with a qualified winemaker!
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This tour is for the more serious minded wine enthusiast! We visit some of South Africa’s Top Producers in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl. With this tour you are accompanied by a qualified winemaker who has a B.Sc Agric Viticulture & Oenology degree at the University of Stellenbosch - and lots of experience with wine production in South Africa & around the world. The tour can also be conducted in GERMAN You will get much more info hands-on with the winemaker, than with any of our other tours. The winemaker has numerous contacts in the industry and gives you a broad overview of the SA wine industry in general and assists with shipping wine abroad / exports. Vineyards walks, barrel tasting, meeting winemakers and owners are some of the highlights during the day. The tour will be include various top end producers in the SA wine industry. You will walk away with a friend and hopefully some excellent wines to enjoy on your holiday.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 75645P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Qualified winemaker as tour guide
  • Transport in a luxury car / minvan
  • Water in the vehicle
  • Cheese & wine pairing booking with a winemaker
  • Appointments / bookings made with owners / winemakers
Exclusions
  • Lunch costs
  • Any wine purchases on tour
  • Tasting fees at the estates
  • Entry/Admission - Mitre's Edge Wine Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Stellenbosch
  • Entry/Admission - Stellenbosch
  • Entry/Admission - Ken Forrester Wines
Duration
4–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please be on time. I will email / whatsapp you a specific pickup time and location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour is only available on weekdays Monday to Friday.
  • Minimum drinking age 18
  • We do not supply any baby / infant seats - guest must please bring their own.
  • Please inform us of your pickup address / hotel name and we will pick you up from your exact location.
  • Alternative pickup point in Stellenbosch is our office at 4 Swellengrebel Street, Die Boord, Stellenbosch.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • We can transport your luggage also if the pickup point and drop off point is different - please book accordingly
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please do not come on tour if you are feeling sick & especially with Covid-19 symptombs. Please take others into account and rather cancell
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Qualified winemaker as tour guide
  • Transport in a luxury car / minvan
  • Water in the vehicle
  • Cheese & wine pairing booking with a winemaker
  • Appointments / bookings made with owners / winemakers
Exclusions
  • Lunch costs
  • Any wine purchases on tour
  • Tasting fees at the estates
  • Entry/Admission - Mitre's Edge Wine Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Stellenbosch
  • Entry/Admission - Stellenbosch
  • Entry/Admission - Ken Forrester Wines
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please be on time. I will email / whatsapp you a specific pickup time and location.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour is only available on weekdays Monday to Friday.
  • Minimum drinking age 18
  • We do not supply any baby / infant seats - guest must please bring their own.
  • Please inform us of your pickup address / hotel name and we will pick you up from your exact location.
  • Alternative pickup point in Stellenbosch is our office at 4 Swellengrebel Street, Die Boord, Stellenbosch.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • We can transport your luggage also if the pickup point and drop off point is different - please book accordingly
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please do not come on tour if you are feeling sick & especially with Covid-19 symptombs. Please take others into account and rather cancell
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
A note from Winemakers Way - Private tour with a qualified winemaker!
*Optional to buy own wine glass to keep * Guide to open doors and sanitize for guests * Lunch is options / pack your own * small by appointment estates - no other strange guests
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mitre's Edge Wine Estate
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Edgebaston Wines
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Rust en Vrede Tasting Room
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Grangehurst Winery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 5
    Ken Forrester Wines
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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MH
London, UK2 contributions
We had a great tour around three Stellenbosch vineyards with Martin Stevens and a first rate lunch as well. It was great to see more of the area, surrounded by mountains and bucolic fields. Camino made everything easy, picking us up from our b&b and were very friendly throughout. Highly recommended.
Written 18 November 2021
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Robert E
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Great day out visiting amazing wine farms in beautiful Stellenbosch! Louis, our guide, is a qualified winemaker and he shared a lot of interesting insights to the ins and outs of the industry. Highly recommended outing!
Written 31 March 2021
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klokkie
Dear Robert Thank you for booking a private Winemakers Way tour with Camino as locals. We really appreciate this as there is not lots of tours during covid time and we miss our international tourists. Louis really enjoyed his day out with you and so did I planning and booking your tour. Glad that you enjoyed the small boutique wine estates of Kleinood the most and ordered some wine! All the best and hope to have you back on tour one day - perhaps another wine region for next time like Elgin / Walker Bay. Regards Antoinette
Written 1 April 2021
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wssmrs
Driggs, ID37 contributions
Sep 2019
Antoinette did a great job planning a private winemakers tour for me and my wife this September. She made a special effort to get us booked in some of the top wineries like De Toren, Richard Kershaw, De Morgenzon, Delaire Graff etc..... considering our visit was over the long Heritage Holiday weekend some of the Boutique wineries were closed she made special arrangements with the wineries to have someone available for tour and tasting. In addition to the wine tour she also made special hotel arrangements and dining reservation for us. Louis was the best tour guide for these two days as he was very knowledgeable since he had studied Enology and had been active in that industry. I would definately recommend this tour for anyone who has knowledge of wine. Most of the wineries selected for us making wines above a 90+ rating by Wine Spectator. Thank you Antoinette and Louis.
Written 29 September 2019
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klokkie
Dear Roland. Thank you for much for this in dept lovely review. It was a pleasure planing your 2 days of touring around Stellenbosch and Elgin wine regions. So glad you enjoyed Louis with his dry sense of humor and the wine knowledge of course :o) I am really sorry that I could not get to meet you in the end. Thank you again for booking and trusting us with your holiday plans from tours to restaurant bookings. Kind Regards, Antoinette
Written 30 September 2019
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Allan_Morrison
Hong Kong, China25 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
A few days ago, we explored the South African wine regions of Elgin, Franschhoek and Paarl with Camino Winemakers Way Tours. Janine van der Linde, a South African wine expert was our tour guide.

On the first day, she introduced us to the cooler-climate Elgin-based wineries of Charles Fox Cap Classique Wines, Spioenkop, Oneiric and Oak Valley. The panoramic vistas of both the vineyards and the region that we saw from both Charles Fox and Spioenkop were spectacular! They gave us a real opportunity to understand and appreciate some of the impact of terroir on the wines we were tasting.

We were completely impressed by the tastings led by Sonia at Charles Fox, Koen Roose at Spioenkop and Mark Wallace at Oneiric. Each of these individuals went to great (and patient) efforts to answer our many questions and were clearly very passionate about the wines they were producing.

The wines themselves were, in many cases, outstanding – complete with balance, length, intensity and complexity. Absolutely an area, and wineries, very well worth the visit. We suggest that you bring a bigger suitcase than we did in order to bring back wines (depending on import laws where you live) or that you check into either the wineries’ distributors in your home country or their winery direct shipping options.

On the second day we went to wineries in both Franschhoek and Paarl. In Franschhoek, we visited the exceptionally elegant Wine Studio at Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines and the lovely al fresco patio at Stony Brook. Vincent very skillfully led our tasting of the truly spectacular, low intervention, largely old vine wines at Leeu Passant (Mullineux highlights the Swartland region). He was eloquent, knowledgeable and very pleasantly answered each of our many questions.

Meeting Joy McNaught, one of the owners of Stony Brook, was a real treat and her offer to sign a copy of her book “Headlong into the Red” was a highlight at this site (many of whose wines were excellent!)!

In the afternoon, we headed over to Paarl and its Avondale Estate and Mellasat Vineyards. Avondale is the first biodynamic winery we’ve visited. Our tasting guide, Siya, explained that not only are vineyard practices influenced by the moon, but also taste characteristics. Avondale makes a number of delicious wines including a Blanc de Blanc MCC (100% Chardonnay) which they allow to mature for 7 years after 12-16 months on the lees. They are also experimenting with an interesting, unfiltered MCC which has spent 5 years on the lees where it has developed unique aroma and flavour characteristics (see what you detect!).

Finally, our last visit of the tour was Mellasat. Bruce, our tasting leader, was a fantastic host – making us feel welcome with no sense of rush despite the fact that it was the end of the day. He was entertaining and knowledgeably led us through the background, production and characteristics of the various wines including their flagship White Pinotage, a new “Wild Child” with the aroma of toasted sesame crackers and absolutely delicious Cabernet and Tempranillo wines.

Through all these wineries and tastings, Janine provided the all-important stories and linkages – explaining how different regions affect each other through the impact of landforms on weather, for example, and gently correcting any misinterpretations. She went above and beyond what would be expected of a tour guide - not only providing knowledgeable background and expert insights while navigating the three regions, but also generously sharing fun facts, insights based on her own personal experience and, incredibly, some of her own wine resources. It’s these memories of connections, human kindnesses and moments of sharing that are the true treasures of a trip. Many, many thanks to Janine (and Louis in Stellenbosch) as well as to all the winemakers and tasting room staff who made our wine tour of some of the Western Cape so memorable. Where possible, we’ve reviewed these estates or wineries on Trip Advisor as well.
Written 14 February 2019
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Dear Allen. Wow!!! is all I can say....this is probably our most in depth, well written review ever!! What a honor to read this. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your 2 private wine tours with Janine. The Elgin Elegance tour is new on our website and we hope more guests will book this. Elgin has amazing wines to offer and Janine lived here for a long time- so has great contacts and know the region from left to right!! I am also glad to hear you enjoyed your tour around Franschhoek & Paarl to some of the less commercial estates. Joy from Stony Brook sure is a "joy" and delight to speak to and hear her stories combined with delicious wines! Thank you for posting some pictures also...they are wonderful! We would love to have you back on tour and show you more "secret spots". Stay in touch. Antoinette
Written 19 February 2019
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Natalia Morrison
26 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Last week, we explored the South African wine region of Stellenbosch with Camino Winemakers Way Tours. Louis Koch, a grape growing/wine-making expert was our tour guide. His practical insights on the drive and his ability to draw out important information in the tasting room made the wine-tasting experience much more meaningful. He shared information on numerous topics including the impact of the drought on South African wines, straw wine production, vegan wines and how baboons are kept away from vineyards, to name a few. At the same time, his keen eyes picked up things we missed including a vineyard with relatively unusual cane-pruned vines and Chenin Blanc grapes drying for straw wine production. The estates and wineries we visited were fascinating and began with Super Single Vineyards, followed by the De Trafford Estate and finishing with Grangehurst. We’ve reviewed each of these sites on Trip Advisor as well.
Written 12 February 2019
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Dear Natalia. Thank you for your lovely review of our Winemakers Way tour package with Louis as a winemaker / guide himself. Glad you saw some interesting sites like the straw wine grapes ripening on nets and other inside tips from Louis. I loved planning your tour and making the bookings for you at smaller boutique estates. It was a treat to take you around as clients - thank you for booking and reviewing.
Written 19 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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