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If your main focus is drinking wine, we can only recommend you this wine tasting tour! In total you get to taste at least 22 different wines in 4 different estates. Tania is a great tour guide and we enjoyed our time to the fullest. She was very knowledgeable and super fun! If you want to see more of the regions as well, then you probably need to book another one with less visits. As you get tastings on 4 vineyards, you drive from tasting to tasting, but don't really have much time to spend to see the villages. We addressed already that we would not go back to one of the estates as none of our group enjoyed their wine, but we also understand that everyone's taste is different. The place although is absolutely beautiful!
We visited Stellenbosch for just two days and booked this tour to get a good sense of what Stellenbosch was like and take in some scenery and history. The tour delivered on every aspect. Our host Sevvo was informative, personable and charismatic! We had lovely weather and tour took us through the history of the town and out to two beautiful vineyards. We sampled some wine and learnt a lot about the local wine making processes and history. We couldn't have asked for more and would recommend this tour for people of all ages and abilities!
Our tour was delayed by over 30 minutes because we waited for a couple in front of their hotel for pick up. As a result, we not only had to sit in a car waiting but our tour was also cut short. Our tour guide, Denver, did an excellent job in accommodating and trying to get us back on track but it was unfair that we and the rest of the guest were impacted by the 2 late guest. My suggestion would be to give people a 10 minute grace period and if they are not ready for pick up, they get left. This should be a common practice.
Our tour guide, Uriel, definitely made the tour unforgettable. He was really knowledgeable and friendly and took us to some great wineries. We definitely recommend Uriel as a guide! For wineries, Marianne has amazing wine, Clos Malverne great views and unique wine and ice cream pairings - definitely recommend visiting both.
About the wine tasting, it lack a lot of information about how to taste it, and about the production process. The first place gave much more info, second and third place lack of information. The lady that guided the last wine tasted had a rude manner witch we all in the group comment it was not a nice experience.