Wine tasting experience in Cape Town

We asked our wonderful intern Ines to try out the wine tasting experience and to write her opinion about this popular activity on the social program at EC Cape Town, the premier English language centre in South Africa. (Ines is standing on the far right in the front row)

Ines and her friends start their first wine tasting etsate.


South Africa is well known for its wonderful wine estates…and You should enjoy it too! EC Cape Town offers many activities as part of their social program and since I had never done the tour before I thought I’d  try it for you! We visited two different wineries in Constantia with Patrick, our driver and guide for the day.The first wine estate was very big, when we arrived we can saw hectares of acres of grape vines and we were really impressed, what a lovely landscape!


Constantia is a very popular wine estate as it about  20-minutes drive from EC Cape Town

Inside the farm, there are pretty paintings with typical South Africa decorations. I think it’s a wonderful place and there are lots of things to see before the guided tour.

The entrance to the wine estate with traditional South African art and objects.

In this guided tour, the man explained the various steps of wine production, showed us various machines and the secrets to having a quality wine.

Join us at EC Cape Town for your next wine tour experience!

Then, it’s time for the best moment: the wine tasting! We could try 5 different wines, including 2 white wine and 3 red wine. The five were very different and offered a variety of flavours – from some very fruity wine to the dry wines, it was very pleasant! To close the visit, we had the possibility to buy wines at the front desk and it was not so expensive.s

EC Cape Town is set in the wine capital of South Africa

The second wine estate was also in Constantia but it was smaller than the first. In this more familial and intimate atmosphere, we tasted 6 lovely wines and we can bought our favourites.

The wine tour is a popular activity at EC Cape Town

Finally, I advise you to try wine tasting in Cape Town because it is part of the culture of South Africa, and it’s a wonderful activity you can do with some friends!

Although it was quite cold, these  EC Cape Town students enjoyed themselves