Great Safaris Offers Unique Culinary Tour Through South Africa’s Winelands
Travelers will blend their own bottle of wine, learn how to make homemade bread and take a wine safari through Stellenbosch vineyards
Travelers will experience the full spectrum of the region’s history and wine culture visiting the Vergelegen estate. It comes as no surprise that Vergelegen continues to be the choice of the discerning visitor seeking a total sensory experience with its world-renowned handcrafted wines, 310 years of history and heritage, exquisite gardens and refined cuisine. The 300-year-old majestic camphor trees, magnificent homestead, library bear testimony to the Vergelegen’s grandeur. The Camphor Trees at the estate are the oldest living, officially documented trees on the subcontinent and were proclaimed National Monuments in 1942. Today, the homestead is a showcase of select treasures of early Cape Furniture, objects and textiles and provides a layered historicism of the 300 years of Vergelegen's existence.
After all of the delicious wine tasting, travelers will be happy to indulge in a full meal of world-class cuisine. Great Safaris guests join a cooking class at the home of a local resident in Cape Malay. They’ll enjoy a refreshing glass of Falooda – flavored milk – an old custom when welcoming visitors. Travelers learn about Masalas (spices from the East) and how to mix them, making a curry and filling Samosas. After all the hard work in preparing the food, guests enjoy their hearty meal and special South African dessert of a Koeksiester – a sweet doughnut containing cinnamon and fruit peel, deep fried and dipped in sugar and rolled in coconut..
Great Safaris guests will become true wine experts when they learn the art of wine blending. They’ll round off a day of adventure with learning how to pair wines and enhance certain flavors in their own blend. They’ll make label and bottle and cork their wine to take home or enjoy during a special meal on their trip.
Travelers will finish off their experience with Great Safaris by making a trip to Môreson Estate and the Bread & Wine’s bread baking course. Guests are taught how to fill their own kitchen with that famous ´freshly baked bread smell´. Each participant will learn how to make four different types of dough including: focaccia, olive oil brown, sourdough and soda bread. While these breads bake, travelers get to experience the phenomenal array of award-winning Môreson wines. Following this tasting lunch is served at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant accompanied by a selection of each guest’s freshly baked breads.
For more information on Great Safaris or the Cape Town and Winelands experience, visit www.greatsafaris.com.
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