5 Top wine tasting spots for you to try

By Danielle van Wyk

Living in Cape Town doesn’t only mean access to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, but it also boasts with some of the best wine tasting spots. If your idea of relaxing is sipping on a glass of quality red, or white, then keep reading!

What is a good wine tasting experience?

According to the Food24 team, “A good balance of information and knowledge, mixed with an engaging speaker who interacts with the tasters, makes for a good experience. No one wants to listen to a wine lecture!” A selection of snacks also helps.

Take your pick of big 5

1.Constantia Glen: Open from 10am until 6pm Sunday to Thursday and 10am until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. This tasting experience is based on their four wines; Constantia Glen Two, Constantia Glen Three Constantia Glen Five and a special Sauvignon Blanc.

Booking is essential, and prices are available upon booking.

2.Steenberg estate: Guests can sample a selection of wine tasting experiences, with a Wine Tasting Bar, Tasting Lounge and Outdoor Terrace to choose from.  Enjoy the infinity pools and reflective water features and scenery.

For more information on the tastings that range from R50 – R180 per person, visit Steenberg’s website.

3. Cape Point Vineyards: If beautiful aesthetics and wonderful wines is what you are after then pay the Tasting Room at Cape Vineyards a visit. Open daily from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Come and sample Noordhoek Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, Isliedh, Chardonay and a Splattered Toad Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.

For more information on prices and tasting bookings, visit the Cape Point Vineyards website.

4.Hidden Valley Wines: Nestled in the Stellenbosch winelands, this gem boasts with a Wine Tasting Centre that is open 7 days a week. With breath-taking views and informative tasting guides, this experience is not to be missed. 

Check out their prices and availability on the website.

5. Creation wines: The winery is situated on the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde ridge. It offers  great wine and food pairing options and even Riedel glassware for that elegant touch. Tastings are available daily between 10H00 and 17H00 and booking is essential.

For pricing information visit the website.

How much will you pay?

“Wine tastings at an estate are usually about R30 for 4 tastes. Many farms also offer a medium-priced tasting, and a tasting of their premium wines which can be R80 – R100. It is customary to waive the tasting fee when buying a bottle of wine from the estate, and wine stores who hold tastings almost never charge.  It is also a nice gesture to tip your tasting attendant if you’ve enjoyed the service,” added Food24.

There are few things as comforting on a winter’s day as a glass of good wine. So treat yourself!

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