This was the last wine farm we visited and my all time favourite. What is so funny about the pic is that Gary doesn't even drink wine. He had a sip here and there from my mother and me. It was not all the wine that made him look so desperate. It was way past lunchtime. He was more hungry than anything else.
The cellar, where you do the wine tasting was the only cellar on the trip that really felt like a cellar. Great atmosphere. At the other farms the wine tasting is done in the selling area and it doesn't have the same atmosphere.
You buy a glass and then you can taste about 5 different wines. The glass is engraved with the farm's name and it is a nice souvenir.
Also see the restaurant tip for Delheim.
2006: Went back to Delheim. It is still one of my favourites.
"WELCOME TO THE OLDEST WINE ROUTE IN SOUTH AFRICA."
Only a 30 minute drive from Cape Town, is the second oldest town in South Africa, and famous for its wines, historical buildings, oak-lined streets and university.
The settlement was established in 1679. The town contains many fine examples of historic Cape dutch architecture, all of which have been carefully restored.
The finest examples of the town's architectural heritage can be found in the oak- lined "Dorp Street" and around the town square - the "Braak".
Stellenbosch University has produced many South African business leaders, academics and sporting heroes, including over 150 rugby Springboks.
Stellenbosch is also a cultural centre, and is home to many galleries and museums.
The town offers a large number of outdoor and adventure activities, including hiking trails, mountain-biking routes and a number of championship golf-courses.
The Stellenbosch Wine Route is arguably the most famous in South Africa, and includes over 300 members, of which more than 100 farms are open to the public.
Enjoy a relaxing day travelling through the spectacular mountain scenery and lush fertile valleys of the Cape Winelands,
Taste a mixture of fascinating history and indulge in the pleasures of the renowned Cape Winelands.