Helicopter Wine Tours to Top Cape Wine Farms

Helicopter Wine Tour

A Winelands excursion of a lifetime.

Prepare for a next-level wine-tasting experience, where you don’t have to worry about a designated driver… you have your own pilot to whisk you off to your estate of choice. This is a trip of a lifetime for a wine connoisseur, flying by helicopter to some of the Cape’s most unique wine farms and getting VIP treatment all the way.

Helicopter Wine Tour Flight

The thrilling helicopter ride from Cape Town gives you a bird’s-eye view of the surrounding terroir, before landing amid the vines to taste some stellar vintages. A wine guide can accompany you on request, for deeper insights.

Wine tours

Helicopter Wine Farm Tour

There are eight unique estates to choose from, each offering a unique experience. You can book one or two for the same day:

  • Muratie (Stellenbosch) – steeped in authentic heritage and traditional winemaking
  • Hartenberg (Stellenbosch) – regenerative farming with cattle in the vineyards
  • Cavalli (Stellenbosch) – a super-stylish wine farm and horse stud
  • Brookdale (Paarl) – a boutique cellar with lesser-known varietals
  • Babylonstoren (Franschhoek) – for world-famous gardens and foodie delights
  • Klein Goederust (Franschhoek) – 100% black-owned and proudly South African
  • Almenkerk (Elgin) – cool-climate wines amid apple and pear orchards
  • Creation (Hemel-en-Aarde) – nature’s paradise and a sensory experience

Feed your senses

Helicopter Wine Tour Tasting

Whichever estate you choose, you will enjoy a wine-tasting and lunch – from hearty homemade fare or a picnic to seasonal farm-to-fork dishes and fine dining. You will also have time to soak up the surroundings and magnificent views, and explore the other attractions on the farm of your choice.

Helicopter Wine Tour Cellar

These could range from browsing the art collection and touring the wine cellar to visiting the stables (at Cavalli’s stud), hiking or mountain-biking (at Muratie) or strolling through the gardens (especially the magnificent, world-famous ones at Babylonstoren).

Helicopter Wine Tour Babylonstoren

Dropping in on a wine farm, VIP-style, is guaranteed to be a very special big life moment.

Good to know Booking is 48 to 72 hours in advance and the helicopter can fit 2 to 6 10 passengers (exclusive use).
Duration Around 2 – 3 hours per estate (excluding flights)
Flights: 20 – 35 minutes one way
Cost From R20 000 per person (includes wine-tasting + lunch)
Where to meet Helipad, Unit no. 03, V&A Waterfront Helistop, 36 East Pier Rd, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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Time of publication: 05 December 2023