Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Southern Route - Stellenbosch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:45am, 10:15am, 12:00am, 1.30pm or 2.40pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Any Hotel or Guesthouse in Stellenbosch area or at the Stellenbosch Tourism Information office at 36 Mark Street.
  • Return Details :
    At pick up location
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This is a hop on hop off service on the Stellenbosch Wine Route. The Southern route visits 6 farms during the day and captures the differences between the wine estates in Stellenbosch and departs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We do the driving and you do the tasting. Farms visited are Neethlingshof, Van Ryn Brandy distillery, Spier, Bilton, Alto and Kleine Zalze.

Highlights

  • Choice of several departures throughout the day
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Know More about this tour

The Southern Route wine tour in Stellenbosch operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We collect at any Guesthouse in Stellenbosch or at the Stellenbosch Tourism Information office at 36 Mark Street.

You can decide when you would like to depart and how long you would like to hop on hop off along our route.
The mini bus departure times from Stellenbosch town are at 8:45, 10:15, 12:00, 13:30 and 14:40.
Please be advised that the later you depart, the fewer estates you will be able to visit.

The Southern Route highlights the differences in the types of farms Stellenbosch has to offer. You can decide if you would like to go to all 6 estates or spend more time at a few of your favourites. The Southern Route visits the following farms.

Neethlingshof - Along with the awe-inspiring manor house, Neethlingshof is steeped in history which dates back to 1705 and distinguished by the beautiful avenue of stone pines. Its a place where soil, climate and vines co-exist in perfect harmony. Were blessed with 13 distinguishable terroirs and by choosing the correct site; we've been able to enhance the natural flavour and aroma of our range of wines. Our estates also a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI), highlighting our commitment to eco-sustainability. 28 ha of the 110 ha wine farm (under vine) is set aside for conservation and the replanting of the indigenous Renosterveld species with the aim of restoring the natural balance and encouraging wildlife, big and small, in this area.

Van Ryn Brandy Cellar - The Van Ryns Distillery is housed in a beautiful building and a daily cellar tour shows of the Cooper, practicing his ancient art of Barrel making. After the cellar tour there are different options of brandy tasting pairings.

Spier, is one of the biggest Wine Estates in Stellenbosch and is a destination in itself. Experience different wine tastings and pairing options, Restaurants, a Deli and the Cape Raptor Centre with its daily flying shows of birds of prey.

Alto - Situated high on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain, the history of Alto Estate dates back to 1693 and has a special place in the wine loving South Africans heart. Fantastic red wines can be tasted here with views over the wine valley.

Bilton - Tucked away in the foothills of the Helderberg, this boutique winery is a specialist producer of rare wines of distinctive character. Chocolate and wine pairing at this estate is a favorite.

Kleine Zalze - Wine has been made at Kleine Zalze since 1695. the family-owned winery continues the tradition of producing wines of outstanding quality, receiving numerous awards, both locally and abroad.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Stellenbosch area

Hop-on hop-off tour in minivan

Exclusions

Wine tastings payable at farms that you choose to visit (Aproximately R25-R50 per farm)

Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise your pick up location in Stellenbosch or meet us at the Tourism Information Buro at 36 Mark Street, Stellenbosch

Please advise your pick up time selected. 8:45, 10:15, 12:00, 13:30 or 14:40

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Jan-2018

    The tour operator Marshal was enthusiastic and great. Enjoyed the tour and definitely the wine. Thank you

  • 07-Oct-2016

    We had a really good time, and our wine tour guide was very knowledgeable.

  • 20-Jun-2016

    Absolutely phenomenal! The driver was friendly and helpful, the wine was amazing and just getting to mix with both locals on the farms and foreigners on the hopper was great.

    This is right at the top of my list of things to be done at Capetown. I can most certainly recommend it again and again.

  • 12-Jan-2016

    the Viator or Vine Hopper staff were incredible! We accidentally started on the wrong route which enabled us to buy a bottle of Pinotage where the first Pinotage was bottled in 1961! and then our driver came back to tell us that we could switch to the correct route. Next was a brandy tasting which was just OK. also we could have used more food, even just cheese and crackers. we had lunch at the next stop and had a glass with our meal but didn't have time to do a tasting there. it was a lovely day and we highly recommend vine hopper! If you can choose the route with the Beyerskloof winery only open on certain days go and try the burger with Pinotage sauce!