The foodie tour in Franschhoek
[Full Day Private Tour] On the Ultimate Foodie Tour in Franschhoek you’ll taste excellent food and superb wine from some of the best estates in South Africa’s culinary capital, Franschhoek. Translated from Dutch as the “French corner,” French Huguenots settled in this breathtaking valley in 1688 and brought with them their French flair for cooking and lifestyle. This delightful region emanates the same food and wine driven approach to life, but with a uniquely South African twist. Pickup 9am to ~5pm drop off.
- Immerse yourself in the quintessential South African foodie lifestyle and discover the art and science behind food & wine pairing
- Enjoy a morning stroll through the heavenly gardens at Babylonstoren where you’ll be inspired by the farm-to-fork approach to sustainable farming
- Visit 3 Franschhoek estates where you will indulge in unique food & wine pairings
- Taste local charcuterie, biltong, handmade chocolate, and many other South African foodie favourites
Your foodie adventure begins at the famous gardens of Babylonstoren – a stunning winery and farm with magnificent gardens and beautifully preserved Cape Dutch architecture. Go on a stroll through the well-maintained gardens and learn about the fruit, herbs, nuts, spices and vegetables that are grown on the estate. Every one of the 300 varieties of plants in the garden is edible or has medicinal value. Additionally, all produce is grown as organically as possible and in a biologically sustainable manner. The fruit and vegetables from the garden are harvested all year round for use in two farm-to-fork restaurants.
After working up an appetite, head over to Moreson wine estate, a tranquil garden paradise located in the outskirts of Franschhoek. Sit on the shaded patio while you indulge in locally sourced and 3 handcrafted charcuteries paired with award winning Moreson wines. Each pairing strives to showcase characteristics of both the charcuterie and wine, and how they can enhance each other.
Your third stop takes you to a heritage estate in Franschhoek where you will learn about the art and science of food and wine pairing as you enjoy 4 canapés perfectly paired with local wines. Discover how flavors and texture in food and wine interact with each other to create a totally new tasting experience. Your specialist guide will explain how components like sugar, acid, alcohol and tannins of the wine can be accentuated or minimized when paired with certain foods.
End the day at a fantastic off the beaten track Franschhoek estate where you will discover the true essence of the South African foodie lifestyle. Take a seat on the deck overlooking the sprawling lawns and vineyards and enjoy a premium food and wine pairing. Taste estate-made biltong and blue cheese paired with Shiraz as well as Cape Ruby Port paired with handmade dark chocolate and hazelnut truffles. We promise you’ll never want to leave.
Rate includes: Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in and around Cape Town, private guide/driver, garden entrance fees, 1 wine or coffee tasting, 3 unique food & wine pairings
Rate excludes: Lunch and gratuity
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