Hop-On-Hop-Off Wine Tour-Northern Route
The Northern Route wine tour has spectacular views of the Winelands where you can see all the way to Table Mountain in the distance and enjoy the splendour of the Western Cape.
This route also offers some great Restaurants at Beyerskloof, Simonsig, Warwick and Delheim. The wines are some of the best to be enjoyed in the Stellenbosch winelands! You will visit the following 6 farms on this route. Remember, you can decide which farms on the route you would like to visit and make your own pace. If you start early you will see 5 of the 6 wine farms. This tour of Stellenbosch wine farms will make your holiday!
Welcome to the home of Pinotage! At Beyerskloof everything we do is a reflection of the climate, terroir and community of this special piece of earth. We have a lust for life, friendship and quality. Distinguished winemaker, cellar master and “Pinotage King” Beyers Truter, together with his team, continuously strive to produce wines of exceptional character. Beyerskloof is South Africa’s top selling, most popular and loved producer of bottled Pinotage and renowned for producing excellent, multi-award winning wines. Drop by to enjoy a superb wine selection, scrumptious food and a relaxed atmosphere – all uniquely South African.
Voted top South African winery in three prestigious competitions and bearer of numerous accolades, including South Africa’s top Shiraz and 2005 Woman Winemaker of the year, Simonsig signifies the ultimate wine excellence. A visit to this unique working cellar enhanced by daily wine tastings, a ceremonial sabrage and true Cape hospitality, make for an authentic wine experience in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Here you can also buy a cheese platter to compliment your wine tasting in a beautiful setting.
Set on the Simonsberg Mountain slopes, this highly regarded winery has become synonymous with the great winelands picnics tradition. Join Warwick for their delicious Gourmet Picnics, Big 5 Vineyard Safaris and historic Wines, the perfect ingredients for a memorable, lazy-day-out in wine country. (Please book your picnics in advance for around 14:00 in the busy summer months to avoid disappointment)
Seeing Sperling family members flanked by at least one Jack Russell each; watching the geese line up for lunch; marvelling at the vineyards in the foreground of the great Simonsberg mountain; lazing in the garden; sharing the privilege of being in such a beautiful place; sampling delicious wines and receiving a warm and friendly family welcome; these are the things that a visitor to Delheim remembers and this is what makes it “worth the journey”.
Founded in 1812, Remhoogte (Dutch for ‘Brake Heights’) is situated on the steep South Western slopes of the famous Simonsberg Mountain in Stellenbosch. With the terroir being perfectly suited for the production of top end red wines the focus is on Bordeaux varietals as well as South Africa’s own Pinotage. On the white wines the focus is on Chenin Blanc produced from old vines, a cultivar that performs incredibly well in this region. Everything is done by hand in the vineyards and cellar with the help of eight families who live and work on the estate. We have set aside a third of the estate to the Western Capes indigenous flora and fauna.
L’Avenir Wine Estate is a Stellenbosch boutique specialist of Pinotage and Chenin Blanc – South Africa’s quintessential wine varieties. The Estate is owned by the French leaders of terroir wines, Advini, and produces wines of elegance and finesse; proudly Stellenbosch, with a touch of French flair!Our winemaker, Dirk Coetzee, celebrated his 10 vintage at L’Avenir in 2018 and has gained a reputation as a leader in modern Pinotage. The L’Avenir Cellardoor offers an authentic wine experience in a tranquil and beautiful setting. Join us for a specialised cheese and wine tasting or a truly memorable Chenin Blanc and Pinotage experience.
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: Mondays ,Wednesdays and Fridays
Departure times from Stellenbosch Town as follows:
9:45; 10:50; 12:10; 13:20; 14:30