Franschhoek Wine Tours

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April 20th, 2010

Discover a range of excellent farm tours, wine tastings and food pairing tours offered in the Cape Winelands.

Some of South Africa’s finest wine and cuisine hails from Franschhoek, the “French Corner” of the Cape Winelands. Situated just 45 minutes from Cape Town, the region is one of the world’s most beautiful wine farming areas, and comprises award-winning wine estates and restaurants.

Franschhoek wine tours transport guests through the lush expanses and heady cellars of these top wine estates. They offer a rewarding experience for anyone who appreciates the finer indulgences in life, and are a highlight of any travel itinerary or local calendar. A wine tour delights the senses and offers a day of indulgence in the Cape Winelands.

Some of the best wine farm tours are offered by Solms-Delta Wine Estate, an acclaimed wine farm situated in the Franschhoek Valley. From wine tastings and food pairing tours to farm trips and cultural excursions, the estate offers an array of superb wine tours. Read on to learn more about these popular tours, or book now to secure your place.

The best Franschhoek wine farm tours in the Cape Winelands
In order to fully appreciate one’s time in the Cape Winelands, it’s necessary to see its beauty, sample its wine and cuisine, and explore its cultural heritage. To experience all these elements is to enjoy a complete and authentic experience of the Cape Winelands.

To this end, Solms-Delta wine estate offers a variety of tours that enable guests to sample acclaimed wines, taste authentic Cape cuisine, and discover the history of the estate, as well as that of the greater Franschhoek region.

The Cape Food and Wine Pairing Tour treats guests to a taste of the estate’s innovative wines and cuisine. Both its wine and food are prepared by industry frontrunners – expert winemakers and chefs who prepare their offerings with skill, passion and precision.

From a culinary tour of Franschhoek, embark on a cultural exploration the region by participating in a Social History and Wine Tour. This type of tour not only enables you to sample the fine wine offerings of the region, but also offers fascinating insight into the heritage, cultural influences and social history of Franschhoek.

Similar tours include the History, Archaeology and Wine Tour, and the Natural Heritage and Wine Tour, both of which are offered by Solms-Delta. In fact, few Franschhoek wine tours include such in-depth and interesting insight into the history of the region, and thus these tours are not only rewarding, but unique too.

This is especially true of the Cape Music and Wine Tour by Solms-Delta, which not only explores the development of local Cape music, but also includes demonstrations of the dances, beats and rhythms of this distinctive musical style.

Enjoy Franschhoek wine tours throughout the year
Food, history and wine tours in Franschhoek can be enjoyed at any time of year. In the summer, charming outdoor venues take full advantage of the balmy weather, while in winter, fireplaces and warm interiors are cosy and inviting. Often, menus change according to the weather – think crisp white wines and salads in summer, and rich reds and hearty stews in winter. Farm tours, too, take place throughout the year, with the only exception being during heavy rainfall.

Choose the Franschhoek wine tours that best suit your taste, and then book in advance to secure your spot. Most tours require prior booking, so be sure to get your tickets in advance.

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