We are in our early 30's, foodies, enjoy wine but are by no means aficionados. We have previously been to Napa and spent some time last summer in the Tuscan hilltowns where we visited various wineries. Our main goals are to get a sampling of both Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, drink a variety of the "best" wines, and visit the wineries with the most stunning or unique grounds and scenery. At home, our go-to wines tend to be Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Prosecco. We would definitely like to try reds, whites, and sparklings, and Pinotage is a must since we've not had it before.
We decided to go with a private tour so we can customize our own itinerary. I feel as though I've done quite a bit of research, but there's obviously much more to see and do than one can fit in a single day. I would love your thoughts on the direction I'm heading.
Here's what I've got so far, though there will obviously be editing for time and for the recommendations of Cape Convoy.
- pick- up around 9am; drive to Franschhoek
- explore the main street - shopping, grab a light breakfast
- tasting at La Motte
- lunch at Bread + Wine
- drive to Stellenbosch for the afternoon
- back at hotel between 5-6pm
I would love your thoughts and ideas. Lots more research to do in the next two weeks!