Hop-On-Hop-Off Wine Tour-Eastern Route
The Eastern Route showcases some of the best wine tasting in Stellenbosch. Experience the splendour of the Helshoogte pass and it’s wine farms.
This Route also offers some great Restaurants at Lanzerac and Zorgvliet .Great wine tastings, fantastic scenery from the pass, and lovely relaxed settings make this a must do route. We visit the following 3 farms on the Eastern Route. Remember, you can decide if you want to go to all 3 estates or just visit a few and stay longer at certain farms.
Lanzerac Wine Estate, established in 1692, is one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape. It is an iconic cellar with a rich history and a worldwide reputation for well-crafted quality wines. The grand old lady of Stellenbosch’s eastern suburbs, Lanzerac’s splendidly restored Cape Dutch farmstead and werf are home to a luxury resort hotel offering a quintessential winelands experience at the gateway of the Jonkershoek valley. The winemaking is now concentrating on Jonkershoek as a defined area of origin. Lanzerac is home to the world’s first bottled Pinotage in 1961 and you can enjoy this wine and many more with this wine tasting in Stellenbosch. At the tasting room you can opt for a normal wine tasting or enjoy a chocolate and wine pairing.
Neil is one of the doyens of the South African wine industry. He has journeyed from pioneering négociant beginnings in the early 1980’s, seeking out parcels of interesting vines to make exceptional wines under his own name, to a well established family enterprise with a local and international reputation for exceptional elegance and quality. Enjoy your wine tasting in Stellenbosch at the modern tasting room with outside views towards the spectacular Simonsberg Mountain.
At Zorgvliet we believe in elegance in wine and that the consumer should be able to taste the unique terroir of the Banhoek valley in every sip of Zorgvliet’s wines! We offer family friendly experiences, as well as informative wine tasting experiences of Stellenbosch wines. Why not enjoy some local venison biltong with your wine tasting? We have an awesome picnic venue with a restaurant and a newly added jungle gym for the kiddies. The tasting room has an absolute breath taking view of the Banhoek Valley situated at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain. Our focus is on the Bordeaux variaties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot). Come and enjoy a wine tasting in Stellenbosch in the relaxed atmosphere of Zorgvliet.
When booking a Hop-on-Hop off Tour via the Vine Hopper, please note the following
Please be advised that farms close at 17:00, so the later you start the less farms you will be able to see during the day.
We collect at the Tourism Information Office or at any Guesthouses in Stellenbosch Central, but please be ready for collection 15 minutes before above departure times for collection at your Guesthouse.
Cape Town collections can be done at an additional fee.
Remember, with the Vine Hopper hop-on-hop off wine tour you can decide how many farms you would like to visit. You make your own pace and are welcome to stay longer at certain farms but please be advised, the later you start the less farms you will be able to see.
Operates: Monday to Friday
Departure times from Stellenbosch Town as follows: