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New Passport Offers Weekends of Fun in the Cape Winelands
Wine-lovers offered savings of up to 60% on wine tastings and tours in the Western Cape
Wow... that's cool! A passport that takes you to 14 of the finest cellar doors in the Cape Winelands with major savings of up to 60% on tastings and tours, has been launched to offer visitors a variety of experiences at a packaged price.
The Cellar Door Collection Passport offers some of the most memorable winelands experiences from Stellenbosch and Durbanville to Paarl, Robertson, Tulbagh and even as far north as Phalaborwa!
Visit your choice of leading cellars and distilleries at your leisure over a period of 6- months or 1-year depending on your Passport card preference. The R50 option entitles you to visit four different experiences, whilst the R100 card allows you to visit all 14 destinations.
With this new Winelands innovation, you can plan where and when you want to visit, ensuring a day out that suits your own individual needs. The Passport card also makes a great gift of weekends of fun in the winelands – ideal for sharing with family and friends.
Comprising some of the finest wine estates in the Winelands, the Cellar Door Collection covers everything from ultra modern cellars to 300-year-old homesteads as well as allowing visitors to experience the age old tradition of a working brandy cooperage. The Passport concept offers visitors a cost effective and uncomplicated way of enjoying the best the Cape Winelands has to offer.
The renowned Stellenbosch area alone offers eight incredible opportunities for eager Passport holders. Alto, famous for their hand crafted red wines, Uitkyk with its magnificent setting, Neethlingshof with its unique kilometre long avenue of pines, Stellenzicht known for their award winning wines and Le Bonheur, still hand-picking their grapes, all offer outstanding wine tasting experiences that will stay with you long after you leave.
Also situated in the Stellenbosch area is The Bergkelder, home of Fleur du Cap; South Africa’s first dedicated sparking wine cellar, The House of J.C. Le Roux; and Van Ryn’s Distillery, delighting passport holders with great tastings along with interesting and educational tours to expand your wine knowledge and keep you enthralled.
World renowned Nederburg in Paarl presents a tour and tasting from the Winemasters range, whilst Plaisir de Merle near Franschhoek, gives Passport holders the opportunity to taste 6 of their internationally acclaimed wines.
For some visitors a trip to the winelands is just around the corner with Durbanville Hills, a mere 20 minutes from the Cape Town CBD. Enjoy a tour and taste 8 delectable wines from the Hills and Rhinofields collections.
Break away for the weekend and use your Passport to get to the Klipdrift Distillery in Robertson for a tour and tasting of four Brandy products and great friendship, “met eish” of course.
In Tulbagh you can visit De Oude Drostdy, the original neoclassical magistrate’s building dating back to 1806 and the home of Drostdy-Hof wines.
The Cellar Door Collection Passport reaches as far as the country’s northern most province, home to South Africa’s famous Amarula Cream. The Amarula Lapa in Phalaborwa is a must for visitors to the game-rich Limpopo Province, especially if a trip to the Cape Winelands is next on the itinerary.
In addition to great value, the Passport also entitles holders to special privileges from time to time, so be sure to enquire about this during your visit. Tickets can be purchased at any of the participating cellars. Tours groups, hotels and guest houses are welcome to purchase them in bulk for their guests.
Read more about what’s going on in the winelands of the Western Cape by browsing our Cape Winelands section.
Discover plenty of fantastic new opportunities to explore the charming areas of the Cape Winelands by taking a look through our Wine & Lunch activities section.