Taste the Cape Travel & Tours
Now that you’ve found your way here, I’m going to do my best to entice you into taking a specially crafted tour with me that will get your gastric juices going with wine glass at the ready and chef’s knife ready to chop!
I’m Ann-Marie Breen, the owner of Taste the Cape Travel and Tours cc. I’ve been living in Cape Town for 20 years and during this time I have come to believe that, not only is the Cape the most beautiful place in the world, but it is also a gourmet’s dream come true. South Africa has over 600 wine estates and cooperatives in total, with most of these being within an hour’s drive of Cape Town. World-class chefs have also found their homes in this lovely part of the world – bringing with them their expertise and passion as they fashion menus from the fine produce that South Africa has to offer. And to top it all there are regular food and wine festivals which showcase the magnificent range of products, produce and local characters – and all of these just at your doorstep!
I know that this experience will take your breath away!
My invitation to you is to indulge yourself and your friends with one of my personalised (self-drive or guided) tours. Turn to the other pages on this website to get an idea of what could lie in store for you. Let your imagination wander and don’t forget that food and wine is just the start – there is also an incredible range of activities and attractions that the Cape has to offer. Adventure sports to the arts, flora and fauna to... anything you could wish for.
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- 35 Aanwind street
- Cape Town
Over the Heritage weekend I went on a “mystery” tour of the wine lands in the capable hands of Ann-Marie , our tour guide of Taste the Cape Travels and Tours. Ann-Marie has established a small tour operation to cater for the wine and foodie tourist. She has investigated many of the culinary establishments so can tailor make your tour to your taste. My tour started with an early morning walking tour through the tiny town of Pniel, between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Skepticism turned to fascination, as the tour guides took us candidly through the history of the town, the people and the community. Anecdotes about this little town’s people were interesting and humourous, and it got me wondering about the heritage of my own neighbourhood, and admiring Pniel’s sense of heritage and pride. She Ann-Marie took me to Solms-Delta for a tour of the recently established culinary garden, and then on to Plaisir de Merle for a wine and food tasting. The setting is beautiful and the combinations of flavours with the wine was very interesting. Our next stop was Môreson for two tastings. The first tasting was their Cap Classiques, paired brilliantly with Citrus Confit, Oysters and Biltong. The second tasting was more to promote the excellent charcuterie available on the wine farm, and the various cuts of cured meats were perfectly paired with Môreson wines, both red and white . Our last stop was the recently upgraded Delaire Graaf Estate for a tasting with a breathtaking view of the valley. It is well worth a visit, if not for anything else but the magnificence of the architecture and art. No expense was spared to ensure that your tasting, meal in the restaurant or stay in the lodge is one to remember. I thoroughly enjoyed my day out with Ann-Marie who was efficient, professional, informative and personable and I highly recommend Taste the Cape to foreigners and locals alike. If you are looking to explore the culinary side of the Cape and you want to take in the scenery without the hassle of driving or booking venues and the like.