South Africa is the 8th largest producer of wine in the world and Hermanus has over 70 incredible, award-winning wines to taste, all to be discovered in the picturesque landscapes of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. With so much on offer, opting to join a wine tasting tour ensures you will get to experience some of the best wines of the region and come home with your favourites.
There are many benefits of going on a wine tour in Hermanus and being chauffeured to and from your holiday accommodation is not the least of them. Choosing to be safely transported around in a luxurious mini-bus means that you won’t need to worry about a thing and can simply enjoy the experience and the stunning views.
Most wine tours also allow visitors the freedom to curate their own tour, choosing which wine farms they would like to visit or asking a guide to design a route depending on your tastes and preferences. Tailor-made tours allow you to satisfy individual existing favourites and give you the freedom to experiment with new ones.
Tours blend over 15 wine estates, 10 tasting rooms and 5 excellent restaurant options and is conducted by an accredited Wine Academy Tour Guide. This way, visitors are exposed to a wealth of wine knowledge including the history of wine, vine and grape and the cultivation process. Visitors on the tour bus will be treated to a birds-eye view of the wine valley, a great orientation into Hermanus wine country while you cleanse your palate with the complementary crackers and soft drinks.
Tours can last anywhere between 2 hours to a full days exploration. 2 hours will give you time to visit 2 or 3 wine estates and sample up to 20 wines. Children are also welcome and in many cases, are invited to come along free of charge. During the winter months, a seasonal tour combines whale watching with wine tasting and proves an unbeatable way to spend the day.
When looking to go wine tasting in Hermanus, award winning wineries in the internationally known Hemel-en-Aarde Valley offer a collection of wines to suit every wine lover’s palate. The outstanding Valley makes a wine tour a must-do activity when looking for things to do in Hermanus.