Easy Rider Specialist Wine Tours is a Stellenbosch based tour operator with more than 14 years experience and track record. We pride ourselves on providing a budget priced tour yet delivering a 5 star tour of the wine lands area around Stellenbosch. We run the tour daily including Sundays and depart at around 1030am from Stellenbosch returning around 5pm.


Our Mission

To deliver a fantastic day out in the wine lands at budget prices.

Easy Rider has over 14 years of experience. Our Tour has evolved to a point where the client has a great fun day out, plenty of picture opportunities, plenty of wine and a great Restaurant lunch are all included in the price. There is normally a small group but we will run the tour for only 2 people if needs be.

 


Company Profile

Easy Rider Tours is based in Stellenbosch. Established in 1995 tours have been running every day since then. We provide a tour that encompasses the Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek region. All entrance fees, tastings and lunch are included in the price.

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The Tour

This tour departs at 10:30am. Pick up at your accommodation in Stellenbosch or by arrangement. (We have a special deal for people staying in Cape Town)

                                                First Stop: Here we do a cellar tour where the winemaking process is revealed and a brief wine tasting method demonstrated. We sample the wines produced by this estate.

Simonsig Wine Farm Since French Huguenot Jacques Malan first set foot in the Cape Wine lands in 1688,
The Malan family of Simonsig, one of South Africa's most reputable wine producers, has leaped to acclaimed heights in pioneering wine excellence.

Endowed with quintessential terroir, progressive winemaking skills and a proud heritage, the three Malan brothers uphold a passionate commitment towards quality and innovation ? the hallmark of the Simonsig portfolio.

A legendary landmark in its own right, Simonsig continues to reap rewards for its extensive range of formidable red, white and sparkling wines, as the Malan family winemaking legacy lives on.

Crafted by family tradition. Enjoyed by connoisseur and novice alike.

Second Stop: We move onwards towards Paarl - en route a taste of delicious goats milk cheese.

Fairview Wine Estate The home of Fairview wines is a 300ha farm on the south-west-facing slopes of Paarl Mountain, a granite rock outcrop in the heart of the Paarl wine district, viticulturally among the most historic and influential areas of the Cape wine lands. Standing among the lavender beds in the terraced front garden of the winery, you'll look out across rolling fields and see distant flat-topped Table Mountain, a world-famous landmark standing guard over the city of Cape Town, South Africa's tourist mecca perched on the Cape Peninsula at the southern tip of the African continent.

Winemaking on the farm can be traced back to 1699, not quite a half-century after the first European settlers arrived in southern Africa. But its wines entered the modern era with the first bottling under the Fairview label in 1974 by the Back family, owners since 1937. Today, some three decades later, grandson Charles Back II has brought Fairview wines to world markets. One of South Africa's pre-eminent vintners, he has earned Fairview a reputation for consistent quality across a range of innovative styles, using both classic and unusual varieties. And he has helped pioneer a modern culture of wine growing in South Africa that embraces typicity of terroir, unrestricted by ?estate? appellation, by both developing his own vineyards to their full potential and seeking out new viticultural sites to grow fruit for wines to please popular tastes and discerning palates.



                      Third stop: Is for lunch in Franschhoek. Lunch is included in the price and caters for vegetarians. A glass of wine or beer is included but any extra imbibing is for your own account.

Selection of items on menu

   SALADS

Greek Salad

Chicken Salad

 Chicpea Salad

 Halloumi Salad

 

BURGERS

Chicken Burger

 Mushroom Burger

 Pepper Burger

 Cheese Burger

 

PASTA

 Napolitana (Tomato)

 Penne Brocolli

 

PANCAKES

 Chicken Mayo

 Tuna Mayo

 Creamed Spinach 

 

VARIETY MEALS

Hake with Chips and Salad

Babotie (Cape Malay dish)

Chicken Peri-Peri Roll with chips

Bangers and Mash

Thai Curry

Fourth Stop: The gift of perfect conditions

Dieu Donne is situated high on the steep southwest facing slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains. Here the sun is pempered, ensuring slow ripening of our grapes. And thanks to cool summer conditions and Dieu Donne's unique soil strata of Hutton and Clovelly from weathered granite with a rocky top soil, found only in this corner of the Valley, the vines do not show excessive vigour, nor do they over-produce. This exceptional terroir gives Dieu Donne wines their special character.

Dieu Donne grows two thirds red and one third white grapes. The cellar produces 16 500 cases per year, of which nearly half is exported to countries around the globe.


Fifth Stop: Boschendal Wine Estate is the last farm for the day then homewards to Stellenbosch. Nestled in one of the most picturesque valleys in the Cape wine lands , one of South Africa 's original wine farms eagerly awaits your arrival. With a winemaking tradition spanning over 300 years, Boschendal Wine Estate offers a veritable treat for wine lovers everywhere. This gracious national treasure is a familiar favourite to many and a glorious discovery for countless others.




Return to Stellenbosch at approximately 17:00pm, well fed - well informed and who knows maybe well drunk!!

 We are members of the Stellenbosch Tourism Association and Backpacking South Africa.

 The tours are conducted by a registered tour guide. All guides have the required legal qualifications.

Tour vehicles are Toyota Quantum 13 seater mini vans. Air conditioned and seatbelts for each seat.

**** Farms are subject to change depending on wine availablility, time of year, how busy the farm is etc but we try to keep it as above ****

 

 


Contact Information

Bookings are essential but we are often able to accommodate you at the last minute :)

Telephone

+27 (0)21 8864651

FAX

+27 (0)21 8874049

Postal address

12 Market Street, Stellenbosch, 7600

Electronic mail

General Information and bookings: stumble@iafrica.com

 

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Webmaster: neil


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We are so confident that our tour is the best that we have given you other tours available from other operators for your comparison:

Stellenbosch

Easy Rider Wine Tours  (us) full day R450pp all inclusive. (4 farms, cellar tour, cheese tasting and lunch included)

 

Cape Town

Daytrippers full day plus picnic lunch R600pp

Ferdinand's over R600pp full day from Cape Town

Hylton Ross R690pp for day tour optional lunch

 

 


Links

 

Stumble Inn Backpackers Lodge

Banghoek Place Guesthouse

Packagetours South Africa

 

SouthAfrica.com