Blend and Bottle Your Own Cape Wine : Tasting and Wine Tram Micro Group Day Tour

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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Skip the crowded group tours and enjoy a more personalized experience of some of South Africa’s best wineries on a micro group tour of the Cape Winelands with a special twist to get the opportunity to blend, label and bottle your own wine.

Wine and nature lovers alike are in for a treat on this tasting exploration of the Cape Winelands' best. The first stop is at the cheese haven of Fairview for a farmer's tasting of their wine with local produce and then head to Stellenbosch to pair the sweet port-style wines with artisanal chocolate at the heritage-rich Muratie wine farm.

Venture onwards to Franschhoek and continue to wander the region's Winelands by rail with a unique way to explore this valley on a scenic one-way Wine Tram journey to taste and blending fine wines at Rickety Bridge wine estate. Create your perfect red or white blend in an interactive wine blending session before returning to Cape Town by late afternoon; your individually blended bottle of wine in hand.

What's Included

A portion of your trip fee is donated to help fund 2Cchange non-profit local charity projects

Fairview Cheese & Wine Farm Pairing

Franschhoek Wine Tram Ride to Rickety Bridge

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Muratie Port-style Wines & Chocolate Pairing

Rickety Bridge Wine Blending: Create your own bottled wine to take home

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Travel insurance

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Personal and travel insurance is recommended and not included in this tour.
  • Service animals allowed
  • The exact itinerary is subject to change and may run in reverse or in a different order
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wine tasting or pairings are not included for kids under the legal age of 18 years – and all food and drinks for children are for the adult’s own account.
  • Must be 18 years and older for wine tasting
  • Personal and comprehensive travel insurance is recommended and not included in this tour to protect you against unexpected trip cancellation, emergency medical assistance, lost or damaged items of value and travel delays.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Wine and food pairing styles and flavors are seasonal, and may differ from suggested guideline above

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers

What To Expect

Fairview Wine and Cheese
Start with a morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town or Stellenbosch.

Set off in the fresh morning air to the south-western slopes of the Paarl mountain range, to awaken your senses to spectacular views and even better wines. Your first stop of the day offers a uniquely curated pairing of wine and artisanal cheese and local produce to get your taste buds raring. Fairview by name and fair view by nature, this commercial winery boasts an onsite cheesery that churns out delicious artisanal cheeses. The farm offers stunning country gardens and a relaxed but thoroughly modern tasting experience. Laughter and chatter fill the room as knowledgeable staff guide you through the process, impart their wine wisdom and provide gourmet tips on the perfect pairings.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Just north of Stellenbosch tucked in a picturesque corner of the Knorhoek Valley lies one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, Muratie, dating back to 1685. Wine tasting in historic Muratie, the very winery that made the first Pinot Noir in South Africa, shows yet another contrast… as does their perfect pairing of sweet-toned port-style wines and decadent chocolate. Wine lovers cosy up in the estate’s old wine tanks during this sweet tasting experience. The marriage is simple but effective and aims to harness the similarities (of the fruity flavours) or exploit their differences (sweetness versus bitter) and excite the palate.

55 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

As lunch nears, South Africa’s epicurean capital, Franschhoek, with its multitude of eateries is a must-do for gourmands and on weekends the local farmer’s market beckons with colourful stalls, tasty aromas and live music. You’ll have time to soak up the history of the French Huguenots who arrived in the Seventeenth Century, maybe catch an impromptu church choir performance in the street, shop for knick-knacks and bric-a-brac along the main street or savour a charcuterie plate and tasty local delicatessen creations.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Continue on to explore the wine region of Franschhoek aboard a vintage style railway tram while sipping on a glass of world-renowned vino from the surrounding vineyards. Departing from the central village ticket office, hop on the Franschhoek Wine Tram for a short one-way journey through the rolling vineyards of the valley to reach Rickety Bridge winery.
From the station platform, you'll be transported past rows of vines and the historic Cape Dutch Manor to the tasting centre by an open-air wagon pulled by the farm's tractor, offering a glimpse into the inner workings of a working winery.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Rickety Bridge Winery
End the day with a wine blending experience by creating your perfect red or white blend in an interactive wine blending session, aimed at both wine novices and enthusiasts alike.

While standard wine tasting will give you a snapshot of a vintage, blending your own wine provides even more insight into the nitty-gritty of local wine-making. While making your own wine from scratch requires a lot of resources and know-how, you don't need to be a winemaker to blend your own wine.

The Rickety Bridge team will provide everything you need and coach you in the process of making your own bottle of wine, along with a personalised wine label.

With your very own blended wine in hand, head back to Cape Town region late afternoon to enjoy it for sundowners or keep it for a special event as a special way to remember your day in the Cape Winelands.

55 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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