The little Wine Journey will take you backstage to discover the hidden secrets of extraordinary South Africans who make truly remarkable South African wines.
Your personal guide is Lisa Griggs. With many years of experience in the wine industry, Lisa will take you to smaller boutique estates and cellars where you will meet and talk to winemakers and owners on an exclusive basis.
The Western Cape climate and terroir are uniquely different and accordingly produce styles of wine that are distinctive and discerning. So Lisa starts in the vineyard exploring growth cycles and viticulture practices, which include trends towards organic growing and holistic farming methods.
From super high-tech to traditional rustic cellars you will taste wines straight out of stainless steel tanks, barrels or unlabelled bottles. It is here that you will get under the skin of the creative genius of these boutique winemakers and engage with their consummate passion for excellence.
There is also the opportunity to become part of the Cape Winelands lifestyle with its mixed wine heritage and strong French influence dating back more than 350 years and the reshaping of wine styles to meet modern tastes. Lunch venues are chosen for their great cuisine, stunning position and excellent wines to compliment the meals.
In essence The little Wine Journey unlocks the back door and allows you to taste and appreciate great wine behind the barrels and in the company of wise and passionate wine lovers.