Welcome to VIP Wine Tasting and Culture Tours

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Our thanks to the many guests who experienced our VIP One Day tours in 2017. It was a wonderful year and coincided with Cape Town being voted the best value long haul destination in the world. A record number of tours were taken mainly for two to four clients by Pietman and Andre. Several clients returned for another visit to this most beautiful country to ask about our history, flora, languages and politics. We look forward to another record year in 2018.

This last season has seen visitors from all over the world enquire, book and sample the very best of South Africa - the Wonderful Winelands included. They have come from many parts of the USA, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Holland, Germany and other countries in Europe. Also from further afield such as Puerto Rico, China, India and others. And not forgetting bookings of our Wine and Culture tours from African neighbouring countries such as Kenya and Namibia. This is wonderful testimony to the ongoing appeal of Pietman Retief's VIP Wine and Culture tours.

Pietman and his colleagues have been kept very busy travelling around some of the most beautiful wine growing and tourism areas in the Western Cape. They have shown off both historically well known and exciting new estates, passing on their knowledge of how South Africa has become one of the finest wine growing regions in the world.




Enjoying Creation owner Carolyn Martin relating The Story of Creation during a seven course matched pairing are some of the 10 members of the Wiltshire wine club who enjoyed three days in the Winelands with Pietman and Andre in March.

Enjoying Creation owner Carolyn Martin relating The Story of Creation during a seven course matched pairing are some of the 10 members of the Wiltshire wine club who enjoyed three days in the Winelands with Pietman and Andre in March.

During their visit the enthusiasts met estate owners and winemakers and were able to cover many aspects of the industry in an itinerary which covered Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Hemel-en-Aarde, Wellington and the Swartberg.




For those taking the Captivating Cape Town tour it proves yet again the reasons why Cape Town and its surrounding peninsula has been voted the world's favourite travel destination.

Our policy of reserving dates for only two to six clients at a time enables our clients to enjoy the exclusive attention of a top expert, not only learning about wine but also the fascinating history of the region, the politics, the beautiful Cape Dutch architecture, art galleries and lots more. All of our tours are individually designed and if you tell us about your interests we will create the tour just for you!

Ask Susan our tour planner for available dates and she will be delighted to arrange a special day for you. Please make your reservations to include accommodation in the Winelands as traffic once again takes too much time out of a one day tour. The average journey time to and from Cape Town can take more than two hours each way during busy tourist months.

A reservation form is available on this website and she can also be contacted by email at alexmark@mweb.co.za or by phone on 00 27 (+ 21) 7617687 from the UK

In addition to Pietman Retief we have a team of specially selected guides available. These will be offered when Pietman has other commitments or has been previously booked for the selected dates.



BOOKING ENQUIRY


London South African Tourism Guide of the Year Winner New York
Wine Industry Of South Africa 'Living Legend' Award 2010
Awarded Wine Personality of the Year by Institute of Cape Wine Masters
Elected Councillor For Tourism - Stellenbosch Municipality 2011
Recommended by The Sunday Times London, Vanity Fair New York and Conde Nast GQ Magazine London 2014