Franschhoek Farm Tours and Wine Tastings

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may-2009-010Solms-Delta Farm Tours

As one of the leading Franschhoek wine farms in the Cape Winelands, Solms-Delta’s special interest guided tours exceed the conventional wine tasting experience.

Our unique guided wine farm tours expose visitors to more than just award-winning wines. Led primarily by farm residents, the tours offer rare personal insight into the vineyards, farm workers’ lives, and the cultural and musical heritage of Solms-Delta and the surrounding Cape Winelands.

Our vineyards are beautiful and our wines speak for themselves. But the real value of this place is the people who shaped it. The true stories behind the wines are best told by the people themselves, many of whom are from families that have lived in the Cape Winelands, and on Franschhoek wine farms, for generations.


Corporate Function Packages

Choose from a wonderful range of packages for your end-of-year function, company team-building – or any event with a difference. We have five tailored packages for you to choose from and can easily adapt these to suit specific requirements. They all include a meal prepared by the Fyndraai team, and wine. The options are: 1. A Culinary Delight Tour through our Dik Delta Fynbos Culinary Garden and our Heritage lunch menu . 2. A River and Forest Walk with a relaxing picnic. 3. Musical Fun and Dancing with our farm choir while learning about our Cape rural music and tasting musical wines and Kaapsekos. 4. Social Transformation at Solms-Delta with a Museum tour and two-course menu 5. A Vineyard and Cellar tour with a food & Wine paring (more info on the pairing below). We have a marquee for large events and inclement weather, ample parking, and cater for most food requirements. Our restaurant is wheelchair friendly too. Prices for these range from R145 to R240 per person (menu and wine details at the link below).
Click here for details on our Corporate Function Packages. Contact museum@solms-delta.co.za or 021 874 3937 ext 135 for enquiries or bookings.

 
General Farm Guided Tours

Our General Tours include wine tastings, and range in price from R40 to R85 per person. The following tours are currently available:

  • Cape Food and Wine Pairing Tour
    A guided food and wine experience at Fyndraai, the farm’s restaurant in the old wine cellar. Experience the diverse culinary traditions of the Cape paired with six Solms-Delta wines.
  • History, Archaeology and Wine Tour
    Solms-Delta’s rich and bittersweet history is brought to life on this tour of archaeological sites, artefacts and gracious Cape Dutch buildings.
  • Social History and Wine Tour
    Solms-Delta has been at the forefront of redressing the social and economic legacy of South Africa’s past. This moving tour highlights how the farm is improving quality of life for its residents.
  • Cape Music and Wine Tour
    Learn about the development of Cape rural and vernacular music and experience demonstrations by the farm’s resident musicians of the beat, rhythm and dances that make it so unique.
  • Vineyards, Cellar and Wine Tour
    From vine to wine, enjoy a guided experience that takes you through our vineyards to the secrets behind the cellar door, and finally to tasting the finished product – our award-wining Solms-Delta wines.
  • A Taste of our Food Heritage
    Our restaurant’s menu is a fusion of three culinary traditions of the Cape – it does not fuse or ‘re-invent’ these traditions, but rather allows you to experience them just as they would have been prepared in the past. Come and taste all three – authentic Boerekos, Cape Malay and Veldkos dishes.

Click here to download our farm tours and  food & wine experiences.

All Solms-Delta farm tours are to be booked via the Museum van de Caab by calling 021 874 3937 or emailing to museum@solms-delta.co.za.

Tours may be booked for Mondays to Sundays between 9.00am and 3.30pm.
Advance booking is required.

Children under 12 are admitted free of charge.
All general tours include wine tastings.
Please note that walking tours will be shortened or cancelled if the weather is unsuitable.
The walking tours are not strenuous, but visitors will be strolling over muddy and uneven ground, so appropriate footwear is advised. Wear hats and sunscreen in summer and warm, rainproof coats in winter.

All tours can easily be combined with lunch in Fyndraai restaurant, or a picnic in our Delta Forest. Please see the Fyndraai Restaurant menu or our picnic menu.

For queries and bookings contact Lindy on museum@solms-delta.co.za or 021 874 3937 or  click here for more details.