Pick up at 09h00 and drive to Stellenbosch for a “city” and “Campus” drive where after we stop at the Vineyard of Beyerskloof, the estate of a chairperson of the Pinotage Society in South Africa. Beyers Truter raised the cultivar of Pinotage to International recognition when he was still winemaker of Kanonkop, now the home of the International Wine Maker of the year for 2015.
Our next stop is Kanonkop. We then carry on to Franschhoek where we visit Cape Chamonix Vineyard, known for excellent award winning Pinotage. Lunch stop is at Rocca Restaurant at Dieu Donne Vineyards OR Le Petite Ferme OR “Bread & Wine” Restaurant – all three award-winning restaurants with spectacular views of the local surrounds, two on top of the mountains surrounding the area.
After lunch we drive to Paarl and stop at KWV where the architect of Pinotage was once a Board Member. A beautiful Paarl architectural “City Tour” follows as we find our way to the region of Wellington where we stop at Diemersfontein Vineyards for the last tasting. We now continue our circular drive to Cape Town for drop off at approximately 18h00.