Exclusive Wine Estates
Outdoor sculptural exhibitions (some of SA’s finest contemporary artists)
Jewel of the winelands ( Delaire Graff Estate )
Tokara Wine Estate ( named one of the World’s top 50 Most Admired Wine Brands for 2018 )
Walk through Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden ( one of the world’s most renowned sculptors of the animal form
The Stellenbosch Winelands experience is a sensory overload for art/wine enthusiasts and nature lovers. Guests will visit exclusive wine estates housing incredible art collections. This tour predominantly focuses on outdoor sculptural exhibitions.Guests will be collected from their hotel and taken to the magnificent wine estate of Delaire Graff on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. This particular estate is known for its award-winning wine and art, as well as its incredible cuisine, architecture and diamond collection.
The owner, Lawrence Graff, has frequently been named one of the world’s top art collectors. At this estate, visitors will have the opportunity to view artworks of some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists including, William Kentridge, Anton Smit, Lionel Smit, Dylan Lewis, and Deborah Bell. Guests will have the chance to explore the estate, admiring the sculptures and artworks inside, as well as the magnificent mountain views and incredible garden. A tasting of the incredible Delaire Graff wines is included in the tour package.
Guests will also visit Tokara Wine Estate. Tokara produces some of the best wines in the region. After a wine tasting, guests will be guided through the olive trees on a short sculpture walking tour, ending with a stop at the estate’s delicatessen. Tokara houses artworks of some of South Africa’s most celebrated artists, including Angus Taylor, and Wilma Cruise. These works can be seen along the sculpture walk and in and around the garden of the estate’s delicatessen. The gift shop offers the opportunity to taste some of Tokara’s delicious olive oils and shop for souvenirs.
Guests will then be taken to the seven-hectare Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden located on the slopes of the Stellenbosch Mountains. Visitors will be led on a guided tour of the 60 sculptures documenting Lewis’s full artistic development thus far. The garden is home to many indigenous plants, including the region’s beloved fynbos. Walking along four paths, guests will be surrounded by Lewis’s human form sculptures, shamanic figures, monumental abstracted fragments and his iconic great cats. Dylan is widely recognized as one of the world’s most distinguished sculptors of the animal form. His international career spans two decades. He is among one of the few living artists to have held solo auctions at Christie’s in London. This experience is jaw dropping!
Please be advised to wear comfortable walking shoes for this particular experience.
All tours are subject to availability. Tour itinerary has the scope to change if there are relevant art exhibitions taking place at other wine estates at the time of booking. Two wine tastings and one art walk are included in the package. Lunch and extra wine tastings are for the guest’s own account.