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“Stephen knows Stellenbosch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gourmet Wine Tours

Gourmet Wine Tours
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Stephen knows Stellenbosch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

I spent a great day with Stephen exploring the wines and wineries of Stellenbosch and a lovely lunch at Terroir (whose Chef hosts Season at Terroir, National Geographic Channel). Stephen knows everyone along the way and is great with anecdotal info on the region and Cape Town. It's obvious he loves his job. I highly recommend him.

Visited April 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
“Great time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2014

Stephen Flesch was my guide - he was absolutely wonderful. knowledgeable, courteous and great driver! Highly recommend to all wine lovers - there is nothing quite so special as South African Wine country! it's a MUST!

Visited March 2014
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“South African Wines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

We spent a delightful day visiting the various wineries in the Cape Town area. We began with a tour of the winery owned by Ernie Els, followed by an amazing lunch at La Petite Ferme and topped off with a chocolate and wine tasting in the winelands. I highly recommend that you allocate a day tour of the winelands to your South African itinerary!

Visited February 2014
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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Don't hesitate. Brilliant tour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We had a fantastic 2 days with Stephen. He really is wonderful company and so knowledgeable. We emailed beforehand with a very rough idea of what wines we liked and he produced a personal itinerary for us. He was on time and his car is immaculate. He supplied bottles of cold water and a printout of our itinerary. He even carries packing boxes if you need to air freight your purchases. We talked and learnt so much from him, I felt I could ask him anything without feeling a dunce. He is all round great company and clearly loves his job and showing people South Africa's outstanding wines and landscapes. He goes above and beyond - even stopping at a supermarket on the way back so we could buy groceries for our evening BBQ! It was a real pleasure to meet him. If you're considering a wine tour then don't hesitate to book with Stephen.

Visited January 2014
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great winelands tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

My husband and I recently went on our honeymoon to Cape Town and really wanted to spend a day in the winelands. We had read about Stephen in Frommers and decided to book a full day tour with him. We had the most amazing time with him. He has an extensive knowledge of all the vineyards in the area and made a great itinerary for us. He took us to a total of seven vineyards and a beautiful restaurant for lunch. All the vineyards were great (we bought a bottle at each one!). Only downside is the tour is very expensive for a day trip and doesn't include lunch, However, would still recommend it if you really want to get the most out of your time in Stellenbosch.

Visited October 2013
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