Hermanus Wine Tours offer you a vast myriad of 100's of incredible award winning Wines to taste, at over 70 pretty Wineries all set in outstanding scenery, from coastal to mountainous. Excellent lunch-time Restaurants at these Wineries will serve up delicious meals that totally compliment your Wines.
Your Wine Tour Guide will collect you from your accommodation and chauffeur you to any combination of these Wine farms as you desire – or – we can easily compile a tour for you of our favorite Wineries, tailor-making a Wine Tour to exactly match your own individual wine taste-buds – or – you might wish to experiment and try new wines too.......
South Africa is now the 9th largest producer of Wine in the world, with last years production being just over 1,000 million litres – of which 525 million litres were exported.
Contact Us to discuss and arrange your Wine Tour of the Hermanus and Walker Bay wine region – from 2 hour tours up to full day explorations.....
For the 12th year in a row, we are honoured that the influential John Platter Wine book of South Africa, has recommended our wine tours, as the ONLY local Wine Tour Guides in Hermanus that John Platter promotes for offering outstanding tours; check us out on page 692 of the new 2023 book. Check out John Platters website
The Hermanus wine region is an easy 1 hour drive from Cape Town and is called Walker Bay (check out the Google Map below) and covers towns and areas from Elgin and Grabouw, thro' Botrivier to Hermanus and the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, onwards to Stanford and Elim - close to the southern tip of Africa - Cape Agulhas.
This region is highly influenced by the cooling Atlantic Ocean that sweeps up past Cape Town and brings with it a satisfying cool breeze that cools down the grapes that are grown here.
So the predominant grape types (cultivars) that grow very well here are mainly French, German and northern Italian - such as - Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah (Shiraz), Mourvedre, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinotage (a South African creation, by grafting 2 vine cultivars together - Pinot Noir and Cinsaut, also known as Hermitage).
While there are some interesting little surprises too, like - Grenache, Semillion, Petit Verdot, Viognier, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Riesling and many other wines to tantilise your senses.
Staying over-night in the pretty seaside town of Hermanus is advisable, as there are 100's of other Activities to see and do - Whale watching (June to Dec), Great White Shark cage diving and many chilled-out pursuits too.............