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“Horse riding wine tour!”

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.
Jersey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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“Horse riding wine tour!”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We had an exceptional half day wine tour with Wine Escapes.
Starting off with a beautiful horse riding experience past the vineyards. Followed by visiting the famous 'Ernie Els' wine estate, stunning grounds and a delightful choice for wine tasting. Even a cheeky go at chipping was a must during this visit!
Our second wine tasting experience was at a beautiful, quaint estate 'Waterford Estate'. We were blown away by the 'chocolate & wine tasting' there! You cant get better than chocolate & wine ;) Truly paradise!!
Our guide John was truly knowledgeable about all of the wines and we had a thoroughly entertaining and interesting day!
We recommend this to wine lovers and those who really value 5 star quality tours!

Thank you again! Ben & Stephanie

Visited February 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
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“Fantastic Wine Tour”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

We had such a fun day with John touring the wine farms of Stellenbosch! Having been on countless wine tasting adventures in the US and Europe, I can honestly say that we learned and experienced more in our day with John then in all our previous experiences combined. From the moment John picked us up at our guest house and presented us with such thoughtful gifts, we knew our outing was going to be something special. My only regret is that it was just one day. Thank you John and Wine Escapes for a truly unforgettable time!

Visited March 2014
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“Simply The Best!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

We spent 3 days with John Grant the owner of Wine Escapes in the wine country tasting wines from all over the area. We are two couples who often travel together, love and collect wine, and have gone wine tasting in more than a dozen countries and have never come upon anyone as good, as knowledgeable, or as accommodating as John.

He knows and understands wine from the bottom up which enhanced the entire experience. While we had a number of wineries we knew we wanted to visit, John filled in the blanks with some of his favorites which were all terrific. Not only is he a wine expert, but he is also very knowledgeable about South African history which we found just as fascinating. He never tired of answering our questions and just made the whole experience particularly enjoyable.

We spent 3 amazing days with John and would recommend him without hesitation to anyone planning to visit the Winelands.

Visited March 2014
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Sherry-Linn, Owner at Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Thank you so very much for spending the three days with us and for your kind review. It was a great pleasure showing you all around, visiting some of the gems of the Cape. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in our beautiful country and the wines when you get home!!
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“An unbeatable winelands tour, professional yet relaxed with attention to every detail.”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

I'd heartily recommend the services of John Grant and his company Wine Escapes. John tailored a 3 night escorted private tour of the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek vineyards for my wife and I, complete with accommodation and stunning recommendations for lunch. Our experience with John was extremely friendly, always elegant and gracious and utterly faultless in attention to every detail. John has an incredibly broad and detailed knowledge of SA wines gleaned from local Sommelier experience in addition to a passion for his country's history and future. Whether your wine vocabulary ranges from "ooh that's very nice" to describing nuisances of every flavour, you'll have a great time tasting wines with John.

Visited February 2014
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Sherry-Linn, Owner at Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Thank you very much for the review and for spending the three days with us in our beautiful Winelands. We are so glad you were able to find some wines you loved and hole you continue enjoying them in the future. It was a great pleasure showing you around!!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“McDonald Scotland Wine appreciation tour”
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We are not wine experts so we did not know what to expect. John contacted us before our arrival in South Africa and asked us our expectations of the tour and what type of wines we liked,this allow him to decide what places and wines we should try. On first meeting John you will find a very pleasant guy who is easy to get along with. It was only a half day tour we were on but the 2 wineries we visited were excellent as it suited our tastes. As well as being very knowledgeable about wine he is also very passionate about South African wine and he is very keen for you to have a good experience. I would recommended Wine Escapes if you want the personal touch.

Visited February 2014
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Sherry-Linn, Owner at Wine Escapes - Exclusive Cellar & Vineyard Tours, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to send us such a kind review. It was a pleasure spending the morning with you all and are very glad you enjoyed your time. See you next time you are in SA!!
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