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Make your next trip to South Africa an educational feast with fine wine and savory meal sections fit for a king. During your tour through the lush and plentiful vineyards of Franschhoek, you will experience hand-crafted blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot, and many more. Plus, you will also get to experience exclusive tastings along the Franschhoek MCC Route. Don’t forget to book a tour with one our Franschhoek’s exquisite wineries today.

Franschhoek Vineyards

What Is Your Idea of Fine Wine?

When you think of your favorite wine, what comes to mind? What makes it your first choice, and how likely are you to try something slightly different? Whether you enjoy a variety of wines or just one in particular, your wine tour through this beautiful region will open your eyes (and taste buds) to new and exciting flavors to tempt your palette.


This fertile and treasured area is home of many classic and traditional wines such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon/Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, and Semillon. The captivating aroma of the dark berries paired with the spicy and refreshing notes make each sip a delight. This particular estate hosts tours with their tasting while opening their doors to weddings and events. You will notice the classic yet modern décor that boasts a tasteful ambience, whether touring or enjoying a special event.

Four Paws Wines

A winery that caters to animals and harvests unique and flavorful wine really does exist! At Four Paws Wines, you will have the pleasure of touring the bountiful cellars and rich and fragrant vineyard where they grow Pinotage, Chardonnay, dessert wines, and much more. They identify their wines as having elegance and balance, both strong characteristics in cats. One cat in particular shows his friendly and curious side just beside the garden wall where the winery sits. This purrrfect palace welcomes large groups and sells their delicious wines to order.

South Africa wines and winery

Holden Manz Wine Estate

A breathtaking mountainous terrain hovers over this vineyard’s estate, while sitting atop the Franschhoek valley. This jaw dropping winery houses 22 hectare and has plenty of rich, dark loam fertile soils that are responsible for such lush and flavorful grapes. Their process of wine making is considered an art form, which you will see when you embark on this adventure. Their main cultivars are Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Bordeaux blend. They welcome cellar and vineyard tours as well as large events and weddings. And it gets better; this winery also has a state-of-the-art wine making process and a 5-star country house and spa facilities on-site. This is not just a quick tour, you are encouraged to indulge, relax, and be inspired by the knowledgeable wine enthusiasts. Wine making was in their blood as the father has a history of traditional winemakers.

Lynx Wines

Another unique experience in wine tasting brings you to a more traditional vineyard which uses a step-by-step old-fashion process. They use tools such a basket press and concrete fermenters, which make them popular with travelers. To the savvy vintner, these traditions are a lost art in the world of wine making. They pride themselves on their passion for fine wines, especially their most favored premium reds such as Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and the most popular choice among wine connoisseurs, Xanache (a Bordeaux-style blend).

Discover the Franschhoek Vineyards

These are just a few of the many popular wineries among Franschhoek waiting to be discovered, tasted, and taken home. Come see how South Africa does wine, and experience the local pleasantry yourself. Contact us at here for more information, bookings, and tours today!

A Harvest to Fall In Love With- Franschhoek Vineyards


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