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You will visit 3 vineyards starting at 1:30pm. Your knowledgeable and experienced wine guide will give you a basic introduction to the region's wine industry and history. The tour will last roughly 3 hours.

Description:
This group afternoon wine experience is a great introduction to wines of the Franschhoek Valley. Visiting 3 wineries, our knowledgeable and experienced wine guides will give you a basic introduction to the region's wine industry and history. For each individual winery you will be introduced to its unique products and information on the winemaker and any awards won.

You will visit the following vineyards:

Lynx
Situated on the foothills of the Klein Drakenstein Mountains just outside Franschhoek, Lynx Wines is the smallest Wine Estate in the Valley producing less that 7000 cases per annum.

At Lynx all wines are produced from grapes grown on the estate since 2003. Since then the range has grown and now stands at an impressive eleven wines. The wines have continued to perform well winning numerous gold awards, being placed in the top ten Shiraz’s in South Africa, and scoring 90 points in Wine Enthusiast (USA).

Topiary
A South African winery owned by two renowned French Vignerons. It is the only solely French owned winery in Franschhoek; The French corner of South Africa which during 1688 was settled by 176 French Huguenot families fleeing religious persecution. A touch of France in Franschhoek.

Haut Espoir
Haut Espoir vineyard has been developed and run by the Armstrong Family since 1999. They produce distinctive, handcrafted wines in harmony with nature.

The vineyard is planted with shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc. A large portion of the vineyard is dedicated to fynbos restoration, a riverine ecosystem, olive groves and an organic garden.

At Haut Espoir, winemaking goes hand in hand with conservation demonstrated by the biodynamic agriculture applied since 2011. The vineyard focuses on on minimal impact to the environment with their viticultural practices. The have actively restored the environment around vineyard and use no fungicides, insecticides or commercially bought fertilisers are used. Water conservation is practiced daily and winery effluent is managed through a bio-reactor and wetland system.

Highlights:
  • All entrance fees included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide

Location: Franschhoek, South Africa

Duration: 3 hours

Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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Additional Information


    Operates: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

    Departure Point:
    Your hotel in Franschhoek

    Departure Time: 1:30pm

    Departure Time Comments:

    Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time



    Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

    Return Details:
    Your hotel in Franschhoek

  • Inclusions:
    • Wine tasting
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Exclusions:
    • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Other Information:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • A small amount of walking is involved
    • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately


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