• Chocolate tasting in Franschhoek & Stellenbosch • Hidden Valley – Chocolate & Wine pairing • Blaauwklippen Wine Estate – Chocolate & Wine pairing • DV Chocolate – A guided tasting of 8 different chocolates • Lunch will be booked at a local restaurant in Franschhoek (own account) • Huguenot Chocolates: Ultimate Chocolate Experience & Tasting • Van Rhyns Brandy Cellar – Brandy & Chocolate Pairing
Your guide will collect you from your accommodation in Cape Town City Bowl or immediate surrounds and take you to the beautiful towns of Stellenbosch & Franschhoek! Sample a range of chocolates, truffles and wine at various chocolatiers and wine estates!StellenboschHidden Valley Wine Farm is a gem to be discovered on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain near Stellenbosch. Their chocolate pairing was specially designed to enhance the flavours in their wines. Their aim is to educate your taste buds with different textures and unusual taste profiles. Enjoy breathtaking views as you relax and listen to the tranquility of nature while the sounds, sights and smells all blend into their wines.Blaauwklippen was founded in 1682 however it wasn’t until 1688 that the first vineyards were planted in the fertile soil of the estate. In 1971 the renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route was founded, with Blaauwklippen as one of the first members.The Route is still going strong today as one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Western Cape. Blaauwklippen became the first winery outside of the USA to join ZAP (Zinfandel Advocates and Producers) for their wonderful array of Zinfandel products and in 2015 they celebrated 333 years of Blaauwklippen Vineyards! Here we enjoy their delectable wine & chocolate pairing!FranschhoekDV Chocolate – Paarl: Crafted by the De Villiers family in the Cape Winelands, DV Artisan Chocolate is one of the few ‘Bean to Bar’ micro batch chocolate makers in the world and only 2 “bean to bar” chocolate makers in South Africa! Their Self Tutored Chocolate Tasting menu offers the opportunity to sample numerous chocolates. We will do the Single Origin tasting – for the dark chocolate lover.Lunch in Franschhoek – we will book this in advanceHuguenot Chocolates – Franschhoek: Welcome to South Africa’s premier BEE producer of fine hand crafted Belgian chocolates. Located in Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa. Here you will enjoy “The Chocolate Experience”, a half-hour program of tasting, demonstrations and chocolate history.StellenboschVan Rhyns Distillery – Over 200 years old, the 5-star distillery is home to award winning brandies like the Van Ryn’s 12-year-old, the recent International Wine & Spirits Association winner of Worldwide Best Brandy. This is your opportunity to experience some of the finest South African brandies paired with various chocolates and an “espresso” on the side.After a day worthy of any chocoholic's heaven, your guide will return you to your accommodation in Cape Town.