Unusual Wine Tasting Experiences in South Africa


It goes without saying that no trip to the Cape is complete without a visit to one of its many wine estates. Roomsforafrica.com recently compiled a list of wine tasting experiences in South Africa with a twist. We’ve selected a couple of our favourites.

Kiddies Tasting experience at Creation Wines

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The spectacular Creation wine estate in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley is worth a visit on so many levels. The food, the wine and the view are superb. However, parents will appreciate the way in which they welcome and include the kids with their special Kiddies Pairing Experience. So, while mum and dad are savouring a Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay, the little ones can enjoy their own tasting experience with juices and flavoured milks paired with a selection of healthy nibbles to allow them to experiment. For more, visit Creation Wines

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Wildlife Safari at Villiera

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Villiera Wines in Stellenbosch place a great deal of emphasis on sustainability and conservation, which is why they joined forces with their neighbouring farms in 2009 to set aside a tract of land to create a wildlife sanctuary. The sanctuary is home to a wide range of antelope species as well as zebra and giraffe, while dams and marshlands attract an enormous diversity of birdlife. Plus, more than 100 000 indigenous trees have been reintroduced. Visitors can board a safari vehicle for a 2-hour drive where they will be treated to close encounters with the wildlife as well as sweeping views of the vineyards and surrounding mountains. The tour includes a visit to the Villiera cellars and a wine tasting. The cost is R220 per adult and R110 for children up to the age of 15. Bookings are essential.

* For those with a sweet tooth, it’s definitely also worth trying the Bubbly & Nougat pairing. Sample four of Villiera’s MCC sparkling wines paired with locally produced Sally Williams nougat. Bookings required. For more information, visit www.villiera.com

Book your Cape Winelands accommodation here.