Activities @ Weltevrede: Underground Wine Cellar Tour & Wine Tasting

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In the early days of winemaking, before stainless steel, farmers would create underground cooling vaults for their wine.
So large areas were dug underground, river stones were brought up from the Breede River by donkey and cart and then cement cisterns were cast. These cisterns would annually be rubbed with beeswax which would then be melted with a flame so each hole and crack would be filled to prevent the wine from coming into contact with the raw cement. Since then these cisterns were virtually forgotten.
Join us on a unique experience of timelessness, while we take you on a tour of the underground tunnels which includes a wine tasting by candlelight. When you walk through the tunnels, you experience the feeling of generations ago, candlelight, silence, spiderwebs, the dampness and smell of wine aging, oak barrels and burning wicks."

Read more about the underground cellar.