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RUPERT MUSEUM

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE 1 & 2


MODERN ART MUSEUM

Our tour starts in the heart of the historical town of Stellenbosch, at the Rupert Museum. This modern art museum is set amongst picturesque vineyards and oak trees on the banks of the Eersterivier. We will begin with introductions, safety procedures, coffee/tea/juice, before being taken on a guided tour through the gallery.

The Rupert Museum showcases the unique private art collection of Anton and Huberte Rupert and houses over 350 works. These works can be regarded as the premier collection of contemporary South African art from the period 1940 to 1970, including works by the likes of Maggie Laubser, Irma Stern, Alexis Preller, Walter Battiss, Elza Dziomba, Jean Welz, JH Pierneef, Lippy Lipshitz, Moses Kotler, Anton van Wouw and Coert Steynberg.

In addition, there are also major European works by leading sculptors such as Auguste Rodin and Käthe Kollwitz, as well as French tapestries by Jean Lurçat.

A must see for art lovers in peaceful and safe surroundings.

 

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SPIER WINE ESTATE

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE 1


TASTE 300 YEARS OF HERITAGE

Going since 1692, Spier is one of South Africa’s oldest wine farms, with a fascinating history and a legacy that the owners never take for granted. Today the farm has a modern, conscious energy. Focused on art and good farming, Spier is about farm-to-table food and accoladed wines. Its people are committed to living and working in ways that bring positive change to the environment and community.

First on our to-do-list, is a wine tasting at the Estate’s cosy wine store and cellar, tasting some of their accoladed vintages. Lunch will be enjoyed at VADAS SMOKEHOUSE & BAKERY, with spacious outdoor seating areas that offer not just the best lunch in Stellenbosch, but some of the best views too!

Art is everywhere at Spier. Scattered across the farm, you’ll discover works and installations from the Spier Art Collection — one of the largest collections of contemporary South African art in the country. We’ll be taken on a guided Art Walk, including a visit to the Spier Artisan Studio.

Walk, wander, wine, dine and get into the rhythm of farm life. Good to the earth. Good to people.

 

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DYLAN LEWIS SCULPTURE GARDEN

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE 1


SCULPTURE GARDEN

Dylan Lewis is widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost sculptors of the animal form - he is a true master of the cats, especially the leopard.

In the Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden, a garden of private myth, the artist explores the Jungian notion of ‘the wilderness within’. More than 60 sculptures constituting a comprehensive record of his artistic development thus far have been carefully sited along 4 km of paths.

Enjoy a guided walk in this magical place, located between two worlds, one wild and one tamed - while sipping on a glass of bubbly or homemade lemonade.

 

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LIONEL SMIT STUDIO

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE 1


Contemporary artist Lionel Smit is considered one of South Africa's most talented artists, best known for his monumental canvases and sculptures of the Cape Malay people. We will end our day tour with a visit to his spectacular and unique art studio, where there is the opportunity to meet this amazing artist, view his workspace and appreciate his work, which inspire and captivate the minds of art lovers all over the world.

We'll end the day with a lovely surprise: a Muti gin tasting!

This exceptional fynbos crafted gin, was born and bred in the bathtub of the dynamic husband-and-wife duo, Kobá and Janneman Solms. Since then they have won numerous awards for this cheeky little gin, which aims to soothe and rejunevate in much the same way as the African tradition (muti) that inspired it.

Sit back, relax, breathe, enjoy and in the true Muti tradition: MUTI WORRY!

 

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Muti Gin was one of the sponsors of the Woodfees 2019 event- click here to view the video.


 
 

GLENELLY ESTATE

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE 2


FINE WINE, FINE ART, AND A LEADING LADY WITH BIG VISION AND A BRAVE HEART

Glenelly Estate lies in a valley surrounded by stunning nature and vines.

Madam May de Lencquesaing, is the driving force behind the team – and on her way to 100, she’s certainly not acting her age. She gained many years of winemaking experience in Bordeaux, France - and, unsurprisingly, Madame’s tastes go beyond fine wine into fine art. She once had the biggest glass collection in Europe, and now her eclectic, museum-status glassware collection is displayed throughout the winery.

We will stop here for a wonderful experience: tasting world-class wines and having lunch in the relaxed THE VINE BISTRO, serving French-inspired dishes on the terrace with a unique view on the vineyard.

After lunch, we will be taken on a guided tour of the exquisite Glass Museum

 

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RUSTENBERG WINES

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE 2


SCHOONGEZICHT GARDEN & BRAMPTON BULL PENS ART STUDIO

Rustenberg Wine Estate is one of the oldest farms in the Cape, dating back to 1682. Peter Barlow bought the farm in 1941 and today his son Simon and grandson Murray are running the farm, along with both of their wives Rozanne and Tammy – a true family owned and run business.

Here we will taste superb Rustenberg wines before going for a relaxed stroll in the Schoongezicht Garden - a magical place surrounded by vineyards, green pastures and the majestic Simonsberg mountain as a backdrop. The historic garden was restored by Rozanne: the old tennis court transformed into a labyrinth; the swimming pool turned into a lily pond and the charming pergola, originally built by John X Merriman, still part of this piece of heaven.

From there we will wander to the delightful little studio, BRAMPTON BULL PENS ART STUDIO. This is the workspace of Maritza Breitenbach, residing artist, writer and sculptor.

Maritza gets her inspiration from nature and her beautiful surroundings, working with different mediums and sizes. We will enjoy a last glass of wine with this truly inspiring artist, taking us through the sculpting process and showcasing her work.

Rustenberg and Brampton Bull Pens Art Studio were included in the Woordfees 2019 programme - click here to view the video.

 

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Rustenberg and Brampton Bull Pens Art Studio were included in the Woordfees 2019 programme - click here to view the video.


 
 

DELAIRE GRAFF

INCLUDED IN PACKAGE 2


THE JEWEL OF THE CAPE WINELANDS …

Here you can experience the ultimate in luxury, incredible views and world class wines.

Situated on the Helshoogte pass, the mountain provides the perfect backdrop to outstanding restaurants, state-of-the-art winery, exclusive Lodges, exuberant landscaping, destination Spa and luxury boutiques.

The private art collection of owner Laurence Graff, Chairman of Graff Diamonds Holdings, is curated to showcase some of South Africa’s finest contemporary artists. Discover the collection on a guided tour and enjoy a wine tasting on the terrace after your tour.

 

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