Food & Wine Day in Elgin Valley

Go on a private tour around the most beautiful region of the Western Cape.


  • Private tour around the most beautiful region of the Western Cape
  • Family-run wine farms where the winemakers can be met
  • Olive tasting and wine pairing
  • Exclusive craft cider and homemade dessert pairing
  • Gourmet lunch under oak trees, alongside a pool
  • Tractor ride around the family-run cider farm

Why it's Amazing

This full-day private tour is the best way to experience the Western Cape’s food and wine offerings. It showcases family-run wine and cider farms, some of the oldest wine estates in the region, little farm stalls, lush gardens and vineyards in the Elgin Valley. This region is situated within an hour’s drive from Cape Town and is known for its cooler climate, yielding aromatic whites and elegant reds.

Participants enjoy some of the best olives and olive oils produced in the world. After a leisurely lunch at The Pool Room, the tour proceeds to a family-run craft cider farm. There, the group is treated to some of the most innovative ciders in the country, paired with home-made desserts. A tractor ride through the farm orchards is also enjoyed to end off the day.

About the Guide

Cape Food and Wine Tours was started by Charlene Pepler, a qualified winemaker with 15 years of experience within the wine and tourism industry, and her partners and co-foodies, Hendrik and Chrissy Human. Charlene worked on award-winning wine farms, including Buitenverwachting in Constantia, and Bodega El Esteco in Cafayate, Argentina. She now runs Cape Food and Wine Tours, combining her extensive knowledge of winemaking and Cape cuisine.

Important Details


  • Pick up and drop off at the requested location
  • All wine, cider, olive and dessert tastings
  • Excluded: Lunch at The Pool Room
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Time: 08H00 to 18H00

Special Terms

  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on the season and weather conditions
  • Dietary requirements to be communicated to Cape Food and Wine Tours in advance

Cancellation Policy:

  • A minimum of 48 hours’ notice required, otherwise payment will not be refunded

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