HEAVENLY HEMEL-EN-AARDE FOODIE EXPERIENCE

Indulge the senses on this taste-adventure. Superb culinary offerings combined with top-class wines can only be a win!

OVERVIEW

Indulge the senses on this amazing tour of the cool climate wine region of Hemel-en-Aarde in Hermanus. This region is not only serious about their Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, but they also put a lot of effort into their culinary offerings… A combination of premier wines accompanied by top-class cuisine and breathtaking mountain- and vineyard views lays the platform for unforgettable memories. Come hungry!

highlights

  • Morning Hermanus orientation from atop a mountain with stunning views of Walker Bay and Hemel-en-Aarde wine valley
  • Enjoy a scrumptious charcuterie platter with some evocatively named wines at a premier wine estate 
  • Enjoy the fresh air under the trees on the lawns, with stellar views of the mountains over the dam at another beautiful wine estate – accompanied by local cheeses and great wines
  • Have a unique 7 course taste adventure at Creation, artfully paired with award-winning wines
  • Finish off with something sweet – a chocolate and wine pairing or wine and fruit jam pairing where each pair compliments each other perfectly
  • Quick stop at the unique wine village for a quick look-see and perhaps pick up a bottle or three; they represent over 700 South African wine producers!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Definitely expect to not have dinner that night – get ready for an epic taste adventure. Life is too short, eat well! 

The first stop will be at La Vierge with its great views over the vineyards, and even the ocean in the distance. Enjoy the art collection, or even play some boulles on the verandah. The evocatively named wines, with the thoughtfully assembled charcuterie platter, will ensure a memorable time. 

After the short drive to Sumaridge wine estate, you will already feel relaxed when entering the grounds and seeing the sprawling lawns with trees hugging the edges of the water, and the beautiful building right next to the dam. The warm hospitality can only be rivaled by the delicious cheese platter combined with some top-class wines, all enjoyed in the cool shade under the trees next to the dam. Learn about how rows of vines are grown next to indigenous plants to encourage natural pollination…

The highlight (if one need be singled out) of the day is your stop at Creation Wines. Get ready for a tasting marathon – indulge the senses during the unique seven course taste adventure, artfully paired with award-winning wines (8 wines to be tasted). 

Ending off the day’s taste adventure, we’ll stop at Whalehaven for something sweet to put the day’s “cherry on the cake”. You’ll taste how chocolate and wine (or fruit jam and wine) can be thoughtfully paired to bring out and emphasize the unique flavours and characteristics of the other. 

Before departing to your hotel we’ll stop at the Wine Village, that represents over 700 wine producers, to see if there’s something that you like. This wine emporium has an immense selection of wines, spirits, craft beers and artisan gins. The wines from here are even shipped world-wide, door to door!

know before you go

DURATION:   7h

DEPART:       10h30

RETURN:   ± 17h30

COST: R4,260 for 1 person / R2,430 p.p. for 2 people / R2,120 p.p. for 3 people/ R1,750 p.p. for 4 people.

INCLUDED in rate:

  • registered private guide/driver
  • private transportation in A/C 4x4 vehicle (no additional persons added to tour)
  • pick-up & drop-off at your hotel/B&B
  • all tasting fees

EXCLUDED from rate:

  • additional beverages or snacks
  • lunch (won’t need it!)
  • gratuity

CUSTOMIZE TOUR

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