ALTIMA TRUFFLE EXPERIENCE&TOUR

in Franschhoek by Anthonij Rupert Wyne

R2500 

In total. For:

adults and
children.
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Your Private tour starts with meeting our team at Anthonij Rupert Estate in Franschhoek, from where you will be taken on a scenic 1-hour drive to Altima estate by private shuttle. Altima Estate is situated in the picturesque Elandskloof Mountain valley near Villiersdorp in the Western Cape. The drive takes you through the town of Franschhoek taking in magnificent views of the valley via the famous Franschhoek Mountain pass. Upon arrival at Altima Estate, you will be met by your expert local host Hanene van Dyk. With Hanene’s guidance, you will receive insight into the cultivation and retrieval of Black Perigold truffles, uniquely produced on this exceptional Estate, learn more about these gourmet treasures and of course meet the dogs. Enjoy a wine tasting sampling the award-winning wines from the Estate’s cool-climate vineyards before returning to Anthonij Rupert Estate for an indulgent 4 course Truffle inspired lunch.

What people say

What an experience! I loved every minute of the outing. From start to finish the service and persona...  -  Linda Hodgkinson.

Arrangements

Duration:

6 hours

When:

Specific days during the Truffle harvesting season Generally on Fridays and Saturdays, with a start time of 10h00 Should weather conditions influence our ability to proceed with the tour, alternative arrangements will be communicated to you via our reservation coordinators

Where:

Terra del Capo Tasting Room, on Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate in Franschhoek

Weather:

The experience will continue in cool and overcast conditions. Should weather conditions be unfavorable, reservation coordinators will communicate alternative arrangements at least 5 days prior to your reservation

What to Wear:

Dress code is smart casual. It is recommended to wear flat and comfortable non-slip shoes Please bring gumboots/ wellies as well as an umbrella and/or raincoat with you in the event of rainy weather, as we will be mostly outdoors while at Altima Estate

Things to bring:

Remember to bring your camera to capture the beautiful setting at Altima & Anthonij Rupert Estates

Guests or Spectators:

Provision will be made for drivers or tour guides accompanying guests
Requirements

Min Age:

18
Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions:

Transport to and from and Anthonij Rupert Estate to Altima Estate. A guided tour of Altima Estate including the tasting of 3 wines, made from grapes of this Estates vineyards Introductory talk by Altima Truffle hunter Hanene van Dyk An opportunity to see how the truffles are discovered and harvested Return transport from Altima Estate back to Anthonij Rupert Estate Tasting of our Truffle products produced from Altima Estate's Black Perigord truffles, 4 course lunch inspired by Altima truffles, Cape of Good Hope Wine pairing through lunch, with focus on wines produced from Altima vines

Exclusions:

Any other drinks or food not mentioned 10% Gratuity on the lunch served

Opinions On ALTIMA TRUFFLE EXPERIENCE&TOUR

What the locals say about ALTIMA TRUFFLE EXPERIENCE&TOUR.

Linda Hodgkinson

What an experience! I loved every minute of the outing. From start to finish the service and personal attention our small group received was outstanding. We were warmly welcomed by Ms Gidi Caetano, offered a quick cup of coffee and off we went to Villiersdorp. En route Ms Caetano and the driver/guide (whose name I've shamefully forgotten, sorry) provided us with a lot of information on truffles, how they grow, how they are harvested, and how the dogs are trained to sniff them out, as well as information on wine, the region, geology, history and anything else we asked them about. On arrival at Altima we were again welcomed with open arms by Coenie and Hanene and we set off to the lookout point. It was windy, wet and pretty cold, but that made the white wines we were given to taste all the more crisp and fresh, and the reds all the more appreciated for their warming properties. Besides, these are perfect conditions for truffles to ripen in, so no complaints from me. By the time we were ready to truffle hunt, there was a break in the drizzle and I was thoroughly entertained by both Hanene and her dog (Dique, I think?) and the hands-on experience and thrill of actually finding truffles was so exciting. I marvelled at the incredible skill of both dog and handler. One could easily become addicted to the thrill of finding these nuggets of black gold in the soil, I would imagine. It was all over too soon, in my view, but once back at Anthonij Rupert, we were treated to an exquisite 4-course lunch, with truffles used in three of them (all but the dessert), but we also had truffle butter for our bread rolls, so happiness all round. The service was discreet and professional and I really had a lovely day out. The experience is highly recommended and I'd probably do it again next season. Thank you to everyone involved for great day.

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