Bacchus Banhoek Immersion

 

The enchanting Banhoek Valley in Stellenbosch not only produces some of the region’s finest wines, but with its spectacular natural beauty and refined elegant lifestyle is also one of the country’s leading destinations for visitors seeking a captivating and memorable experience in the Cape.

The Bacchus Banhoek Immersion combines an in-depth delve into the site-specific, terroir-driven wines made by the valley’s winemakers, luxurious accommodation, a private visit to incredible art and a mildly adventurous opportunity of experiencing the mountain views, vineyards and winding paths on off road scooters or e-bikes.

 

Lot Summary
  • A selection of large format wines from the personal vinoteque of legendary winemaker Miles Mossop’s, one of the pioneers of Banhoek wines and its reputation for vinous excellence.
  • Two nights stay at the celebrity-popular Molenvliet Manor House for 12 people. This includes the services of a private chef who will personally prepare breakfasts daily and one dinner for the guests.
  • Lunch in the private dining room of the new BCO Leopard Lounge at the now world-renowned Banhoek Chilli Oil’s state-of-the-art facility. This includes a chilli-oil tasting (the only one of its kind in the world) and a fun “le nez du vin” wine nose sensory experience, as well as a best of the Banhoek Valley wines tasting.
  • A further two night stay at the exclusive De Zeven guest house with unmatched Cape Winelands views.
  • Wine tastings at three premium wine farms – that are normally not open to the public – showcasing the appellation’s diversity and premium quality, as well as the various winemakers’ unique commitment to expressing the soils, aspect and climate of Banhoek.
  • An exclusive wine-tasting experience at The Tasting Room at Oldenburg Vineyards. Continue the sensory journey with a delightful three-course lunch served at the private residence of The Homestead. This intimate affair is to be hosted by a member of the Oldenburg Vineyards team, ensuring a personalized touch for a group of 12 guests.
  • Guided tour of the astounding Silverkloof art collection. This new private sculpture garden and fine art collection in the Banhoek Valley created by Michael Silver, a trustee of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, is a bedazzling collection of contemporary sculptures as well as the works of revered artist including Irma Stern, William Kentridge and JH Pierneef.
  • And finally: 12 guests will each mount an off road scooter, courtesy of Scootours, from where they will roll through the Banhoek Valley, breathing in the mountain air, smelling the vines and indigenous flora to experience the exhilaration of unrivalled natural beauty in the winelands.