When it comes to indulgences few kinds of food/drink tours compare with a good quality wine tour. Fortunately for us our last full day in South Africa was spent hopping from vineyard to vineyard in and around scenic Stellenbosch with Wine Flies. Aside from the scrumptious wine and food the true highlight of this tour was visiting unique properties that differed considerably from one another. Join us as we sip our way around some of South Africa’s best vineyards.
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Stellenbosch Wine Tour in South Africa Travel Video Transcript:
So we have a fun day planned today. We’re actually doing a wine tour around Stellenbosch so we’re just going to be driving through the countryside sipping on wine. Let’s get started. And eating cheese.
So we’re pairing some white wines with cheese. I don’t know which one I’m more excited about. I think maybe the cheese.
And this is my favorite cheese so far. It is called White Rock with cranberry. It tastes a little bit like cheesecake.
The last sweet red wine we tried tasted a little bit like Christmas cake. It was delicious.
Good to the last drop.
So we just finished our first wine tasting here at Fairview. We each tried six different wines with cheese. I think we’re feeling pretty happy right now aren’t we?
It is eleven fourteen in the morning right now and I’m already well greased.
So we’ve now arrived at our second vineyard of the day. This one is called Moroti and it has more of a rustic family feel. So let’s go check that one out.
So this particular vineyard has a lot of character. It has a specially rustic feel. And it has just been cool touring around here. Given some of the areas what appear to be permanent cobwebs. It is pretty amazing.
So this is our third vineyard and this particular red wine is straight from the barrel. Oh, take a sip.
And for dessert we are what? Roasting marshmallows. Over an open fire.
We’re just missing the chocolate and graham crackers. Roasted to perfection. It’s hot. Is it good?
Alright, I get the next one.
And here is how I like mine. Nice and crispy all over. That’s a mouth full.
Alright, so we just finished a delicious braai lunch and we’re feeling quite stuffed. But the tour isn’t over. We still have two more vineyards to visit and apparently there is Biltong and chocolate on the menu. So I am looking forward to that.
They’re going to be carrying us away on wheel barrels by the time we’re finished.
So we are now at our forth vineyard. Everyone is wearing hats. I’m not sure why but we’re going to go drink some wine in our fancy hats.
We’ve moved on from cheese to lunch. And now we’ve got chocolate. And over here I’ve got a chili chocolate so apparently you don’t taste it too much when you’re chewing it but when it goes down. When you’re swallowing it that is when you really feel the burn. So let’s see if that is true.
I don’t taste it so much now. Maybe take a sip of wine and see what happens. Yeah, as soon as you swallow it you feel the burn.
Those are nice aren’t they? Oh, you’re getting a puppy massage. Puppy massage.
So we have now arrived at our fifth and final winery of the day. To be honest they’re all starting to blend together because we’ve been drinking way too much wine but there is still a little room for a few more glasses so let’s go in and sample some more.
Alright, so we’ve had cheese and we’ve had chocolate with our wine and now it is time for Biltong.
Which is a type of South African jerky. This is awesome, high quality, fresh Biltong.
Final impressions is that was a fantastic tour. It is actually our very last day in South Africa and I couldn’t think of a more relaxing way to finish things off. The wine was fantastic. All of the food was really good. We had some excellent cheeses, chocolate and Biltong and we had a huge feast for lunch, so what a great way to wrap things up and that is it for us in South Africa.
This is part of our Travel in South Africa series. We’re making a series of videos showcasing South African culture, South African arts, South African foods, South African religion, South African cuisine and South African people.
Music in this video courtesy of Audio Network