Eastern Route

The Vine Hopper day ticket is the most cost effective way to experience a Stellenbosch Wine Tour. You decide which of the below farms you would like to visit and how long you would like to stay. You can pay for tastings, tours or activities as you go along.

PLEASE NOTE: Subject to availablity, this route is operated with our safari vehicle, clients need to be able to climb the stepladder.

The Eastern Route Stellenbosch wine tour operates every day Monday to Friday and showcases some of the best wines and views Stellenbosch has to offer.

Experience the splendour of the Helshoogte pass and it’s wine farms on this tour. Start your day with a unique Chocolate and wine pairing at Lanzerac wine estate.

At the beautiful Neil Ellis you can combine your wine tasting with a meat and cheese platter while enjoying incredible views towards Simonsberg.

At Le Pommier you can enjoy a relaxed restaurant and tastings in the garden.

There is a lot to see and do at the ever impressive Boschendal with it’s  homegrown organic menus and lovely wine. 

You could choose to end your day at Zorgvliet, sipping wine while overlooking the beautiful vineyard and mountain scenery of the Banhoek valley.

The lovely relaxed settings make this a must do route. Remember, you can decide if you want to go to all 5 estates or just visit a few and stay longer at certain farms.

Price: R410 per person

Inclusions

  • Transport and driver.
  • Collection in Stellenbosch


Exclusions

  • Wine tastings rates are not included but it ranges from R55.00 to R120.00 per person per tasting.

Special note

  • PLEASE NOTE: Subject to availablity, this route is operated with our safari vehicle, clients need to be able to climb the stepladder.
 

Farms on the Eastern Route

Lanzerac Wine Estate, established in 1692, is one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape. It is an iconic cellar with a rich history and a worldwide reputation for well-crafted quality wines. The grand old lady of Stellenbosch’s eastern suburbs, Lanzerac’s splendidly restored Cape Dutch farmstead and werf are home to a luxury resort hotel oering a quintessential winelands experience at the gateway of the Jonkershoek valley. Lanzerac is home to the world’s first bottled Pinotage in 1961. At the tasting room you can do a normal tasting or enjoy a chocolate and wine pairing. 

Neil is one of the dozens of the South African wine industry. He has journeyed from pioneering négociant beginnings in the early 1980’s, seeking out parcels of interesting vines to make exceptional wines under his own name, to a well established family enterprise with a local and international reputation for exceptional elegance and quality. Enjoy your wine tasting in the modern tasting room with outside views towards the spectacular Simonsberg Mountain.


This family-friendly, wine farm boasts magnificent mountain views of the picturesque Banhoek valley. The Le Pommier Wine range is a product of this valley which is notably one of the top wine regions in South Africa. Le Pommier Wines are good quality wines, best enjoyed with great company, family, friends, love and laughter, with or without food. The Le Pommier restaurant offers a cosy atmosphere specialising in traditional Cape cuisine dishes. The a la carte menu has something for everyone with delicious dishes at affordable prices.

Founded in 1685, Boschendal is one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa,  surrounded by the dramatic mountainous landscape of the Drakenstein Valley. At the centre of the estate is the Cape Dutch style Manor House, a historical monument which is open for visitors daily from 9.30 to 17h00. Boschendal also caters for dierent lunch options with the Werf Restaurant, a Deli and Picnic baskets. Gardens and play areas make this estate a great family destination.


At Zorgvliet we believe in elegance in wine and that the consumer should be able to taste the unique terroir of the Banhoek valley in every sip of Zorgvliet’s wines! We offer family friendly experiences, as well as informative wine tastings and local venison biltong. We have an awesome picnic venue with a restaurant and a newly added jungle gym for the kiddies.  The tasting room has an absolute breath taking view of the Banhoek Valley situated at the foot of the Simonsberg mountain. Our  focus is on the Bordeaux variaties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Merlot).

Eastern Route: Time Table

This route operates Monday to Friday

Visit Stellenbosch

10:00
11:00
12:00
13:00
14:00
15:00
Final Collection

Lanzerac

10:05
11:05
12:05
13:05
14:05
15:05
16:05

Neil Ellis

10:10
11:10
12:10
13:10
14:10
15:10
16:10

Le Pommier

10:20
11:20
12:20
13:20
14:20
15:20
16:20

Boschendal

10:30
11:30
12:30
13:30
14:30
15:30
16:30

Zorvliet

10:45
11:45
12:45
13:45
14:45
15:45
16:45

(Please be advised that the later you depart the less farms you will be able to see)

Eastern Route: Time Table

This route operates Monday to Friday

(Please be advised that the later you depart the less farms you will be able to see)