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“Wonderful Experience. We Highly Recommend Wine Escapes”

Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours
Ranked #1 of 8 Tours in Somerset West
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Owner description: Wine Escapes was born out of a love for South Africa, its great wine and a passion to share our wine culture and heritage. Our vision is thus to partner with various wine farms in building South Africa's reputation as a wine destination of choice. To do this we offer specialized, exclusive wine tours where guests are introduced to some of the best Estates and wines, whilst providing them with excellent service and hospitality.
Reviewed 3 December 2013

This was the highlight of our weekend in Camps Bay. We had a super day on November 30th visiting three very different wine estates in Franschhoek/Stellenbosch. From the moment we were picked up by John at our hotel it was a success. The day was tailored to our likes and dislikes and John's knowledge of wines wine making tasting and the local area is superb. Not alone can he talk about wines and the local economy but also about history geography languages. He is professional extremely knowledgeable and his charming easy manner is a delight. We highly recommend Wine Escapes for a wonderful 'wine tour' experience. Eve & Pat

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

As a wine tour booked as a surprise Anniversary gift, I can honestly say what an excellent tour. John has incredible knowledge of the local area, and also has packaged together the wine tours with a brilliant horse riding experience. We were picked up from our hotel with style and lovely packaged gifts, visited 3 vineyards all with a very different feel, and incredible food. My boyfriend isn't a big wine drinker and John even found a wine for him! No pretense, just real knowledge of wine and great relationships with the vineyards! Thank you for an excellent experience.

Thank Tinkle1986
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

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

Thank Jadine T
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Wine Escapes is a first class operation - every detail was perfectly accounted for: from the moment we booked our tour, John inquired what we wanted to do/what types of wines my husband and I enjoyed, what we wanted to see while in the Winelands, etc - and from there the tour was incredibly well catered to us; all in all, a very special experience. The farms he selected for the day were superb (and you could tell he and Wine Escapes in general were well liked everywhere we visited), and John kindly answered our many questions about the area, wines, tasting and wine making. The tour was further bespoke as when John found out that we were avid golfers (during lunch that day), he quickly set up a special tour of the Ernie Els wine farm down the road - it was such a special experience and an incredible day. We can't say enough good things about Wine Escapes and their true attention to detail, customer service, and knowledge of the area. Do yourself a favor and book a fantastic day with John and Wine Escapes - you will not be sorry you did!!

Thank asblanton
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

John Grant hosted us for a personalised wine tour in Stellenbosch to take in some sauvignon Blancs and full bodied reds. It was a superb day out and John's manner and wine knowledge were exceptional. He is an absolute expert and has a full and detailed knowledge of the region's farms and wines. John easily becomes your friend for the day and he is excellent company. I would unreservedly recommend John and Wine Escapes to anyone visiting Cape Town , the personalised service is worth it and I would not consider a group trip after this memorable experience.

Thank David H
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Sherry-Linn, Owner at Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2013

Thank you for taking the time to send us such a kind review. We appreciate it very much and are so glad you enjoyed your day and of course, the wines! Our beautiful Winelands and wines make our jobs so easy and fun, we love it here!!

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