Whale and Wine Tour
A day of wine, cider, beer, and gin tasting combined with food pairing.
Along a scenic route to Hermanus. Where you can see whales swimming along the shore, this tour operates on Tuesday and Thursday during the whale season which is from July to December. Taste excellent wines on small family-owned wine farms with beautiful landscapes while pairing them with local dishes or unique chocolates, while being guided through the cellars.
Learn about the process of winemaking as well as the history of the small towns along the route. This tour is a relaxing day full of culinary experiences.
Whale and Wine Tour (Seasonal July to begin December – Every Tuesday and Thursday. Other days on request). All inclusive – all wines, ciders & beers, local food pairings, cellar tour, whales (nature depending of course), guide and transport, lunch, local treats.
The first is the world-renowned, Stellenbosch, where you will visit the quirky but legendary Oom Samie Se Winkel followed by the family-owned Middelvlei Wine Farm to sample some top end reds and whites as well as take a cellar tour.
Next, it is off to Grabouw in the Overberg region, for a uniquely South African pairing of Everson’s Ciders with locally made Boerewors (sausage) and delicious produce from Peregrine’s (a local farm stall considered by locals as an institution).
The Hemel and Aarde valley is next with breath-taking views and award winning wines being sampled at La Vierge. Hermanus being one of the best land based whale watching locations in the world, is where we will indulgence in some local cuisine, battered hake, calamari and fries served with a cocktail from the chef’s choice at Fisherman’s cottage, a stone’s throw away from the cliffs overlooking the whales! Binoculars are provided by your guide. Finally, to top it all off, you’ll take a trip around Clarence drive, considered to be in the top 10 scenic drives in the world, hugging the False Bay coast line en-route to Gordon’s Bay for our final tasting at Red Sky Brewery, a local craft producer brewing some experimental & exciting beers. All in all, it’s a diverse and unique day trip, showcasing ridiculously delicious local food & drink led by charming & experienced tour guides as well as big, majestic whales.