We booked a half day wine tour with John through Cloudes Estate where we stayed for a lovely weekend in Stellenbosch. We always enjoy a good glass of wine but are by no means experts when it comes to wine. John picked us up at the estate and very much tailored the afternoon to our wishes and level of existing knowledge. We went off to Franschhoek as we were recommended by friends to go there. John took us around Franschhoek a bit to introduce us to the area before we visited 3 different wineries. At the first estate (called Chamonix) we learned about local "champagne" production including a visit to the cellars, followed by a great wine tasting where we learned a lot about the various grapes and different aspects of wine production. At the second estate (called Le Motte) we visited the production site and cellar where we learned about individual production steps as well many things related to barrel production and storage. At the 3rd estate (a small estate called La Maison???) we did another wine tasting and learned about various foods and how they suite different wines (truffels, cheese, chocolate...). John is a great guide and we very much enjoyed his company (not just due to the rising level of alcohol)! We would book a tour any time again and highly recommend booking a day with him. J+N
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