Paul Cluver

Paul Cluver We will depart Cape Town and make our way eastward, along the N2, across Sir Lowry’s Pass on our way to the Paul Cluver Wine Estate, right in the middle of apple country. This farm has been in existence since 1875. This area has interesting similarities to Burgundy in France.  That is why Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is in particular suitable for its climate and soil. Don’t forget to taste the Gewurtztraminer, a benchmark of quality in the South African market.

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We will now travel to Hermanus, the beloved town for whale watching. You will meet the unconventional winemaker Bartho Eksteen, “the Sage of Sauvignon Blanc”. His particular wooded Sauvignon Blanc will hit the sweet spot and captures the climatic conditions with its flinty minerality and racy acidity. Tasting the wines here, you will understand why land here, in the Hemel en Aarde Valley, is some of the most expensive real estate of all the wine regions in South Africa.

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Another wine estate that we will visit is an undiscovered piece of wine paradise high up in the Hemel en Aarde Valley, 350 metres above sea level. Due to the proximity of the ocean and the height above sea level, you have cool ripening conditions and a consistent airflow that reduces humidity related diseases. We will taste a particular great Pinot Noir, a Syrah with ripe plum and black pepper flavours. We will enjoy a lunch prepared by the family Martin that accentuates their care and hospitality. We will now depart and I kept the best for last.

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Bouchard Finlayson

There are 2 farms right next to each other with very distinct styles of wine.  Bouchard Finlayson has been recognized as the best example of a South African style Burgundy.  The Chardonnay and the Tete De Cuvee Pinot Noir have received the 5 * John Platter rating, the highest accolade for any wine in South Africa, on numerous occasions.  We will now depart to the neighbouring estate.

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Hamilton Russel

Anthony Hamilton Russsel put a quality wine of world class standard on the World Map. Here they specialize in two grape varietals only; Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. These wines reflect the true authenticity of this region and place of birth. What is very unique about this farm is that they manufacture their own bottles in the area. They also dry their own oak outside there cellar and send it to France to be made into their own unique barrels. Anthony is a great supporter of Conservation and has established a 38 hectare fynbos reserve on the farm. We will now depart and drive along the coastal road back to Cape Town as the sun sets.

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