Learn more about our South Africa Culinary Tour and explore South African culture through its cuisine.
South Africa Tour
It is with absolute delight that we at Access Culinary Trips announce the launch of our newest exotic culinary destination! A South Africa tour is just what the doctor ordered for the cuisine savvy adventure seekers who love all that Access Culinary Trips has to offer. Our newest tour is sure to dazzle you, body and soul, with delicious forays into the culinary heritage of South Africa. The Access Culinary Trips South Africa tour will give you an up close and personal experience with the sites, sounds, and tastes of this rich and bountiful land. First up on our exploration: the famous South African wine that has now taken the world by storm that will envelop you during the tour.
Wine Regions New and Old
There is a classification in the world of viticulture of “old” and “new” wine regions. These areas are defined by how old the vines are that grow the grapes to make wine. Burgundy, France for instance, is an old wine territory with centuries old vines bursting forth with grapes year after year. New Zealand is thought of as a fairly new growing region. Washington State is a new vine wine world, but California dances somewhere on the edge of both – with wine dominating the agricultural landscape for many years now. South Africa, while perhaps new to the eager wine enthusiasts of the world and labeled “new world,” has been a growing region since the 1600s, making it most definitely an old world region with new world excitement. Our tour explores the vintages and culture that have arisen from those vines.
South African Wine – A Perfect Vintage
Some areas of the world work best for certain kinds of grapes to grow. Chardonnay, for instance, likes a cool wet climate. Reds often need some heat to bring them to fruition. Sweet wines like to bubble up their sugars in the noonday sun. South Africa has several regions that have developed into the perfect growing regions for Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinotage.
SeriousEats.com perfectly sums up this delicious experience that you can explore on a South Africa tour, “Today, South African wines straddle Old World and New: the wines often smell of ripe, silky fruit, but showcase earthy flavors and finish with restraint. Because of the generally warm climate, South Africa’s red grapes, in particular, get very ripe and produce full, high alcohol wines. But especially in the Western Cape, the cool ocean breezes help the wines retain the bright acidity that keeps things fresh and food-friendly.”
So how will you book your culinary and wine adventure to South Africa?
With Access Culinary Trips, you’ll get exclusive insider experiences and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with an expert local guide. Cap off your spectacular South African wine and food journey with one of our optional Safari extensions and make your African vacation simply unforgettable.
Discover why South Africa enchants its visitors by joining our culinary tour. For more information, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.