Wine estate recommendations – Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Somerset West regions.

There are almost 200 wineries and estates to choose from when doing a day tour from Cape Town. Somerset West and Franschhoek are both approximately one hour from the city and Stellenbosch forty five minutes.

The region is probably best known for quality red wines (Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux style blends and the uniquely local, Pinotage) however most estates produce a range of wines, with many excellent examples of Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and many more, to be found.

All our tours are conducted on a private basis and our expert tour guides will plan the day according to guests’ preferences and pace. Here are just a few great options:

Somerset West

Vergelegen

Morgenster

Stellenbosch

Jordan

Meerlust

Ken Forrester

Rust en Vrede

Ernie Els

Spier – ideal for families

Waterford

Glenelly

Stark Conde

Rustenberg

Villiera – sparkling wines as well

Hartenberg

Warwick

Kanonkop

Muratie

Thelema

Tokara

Delaire Graff

Franschhoek Valley

Babylonstoren

Rupert & Rothschild

Vrede en Lust

Boschendal

La Motte

Moreson

Cape Chamonix

Le Lude – sparkling wine only

Glenwood

Boekenhoutskloof – by appointment only

Grand Provence