Posted by: gardner310 | October 9, 2009

Golf and Wine Tours with Ernie Els

The King at Rest

The King at Rest

Many of you know I was in South Africa in April.  What a wonderful country with something for everyone.  The beauty of the tours below is that they combine food and wine with a sport.  Is that not a great excuse to indulge your passion for the finer things in life?  Food, wine, golf and lions!

These unique Ernie Els Signature Tours, with never more than eight people in the group, are made possible through the special relationship that top golfer Ernie Els and visionary wine-maker Jean Engelbrecht have developed over the years.

As a result, guests will experience private wine tastings and dinners with winemakers and proprietors that are otherwise not available through any other tours. The combination of some of the best five star resorts, intimate service and attention to detail at every stage of this golf and wine itinerary will ensure that each trip is the trip of a lifetime.

A Signature Tour highlight is to visit selected wine estates that showcase beautiful wines and great food in spectacular natural surroundings. As one of South Africa‘s leading ambassadors and most recognised faces in the world of sport, it is only fitting that Ernie chose South Africa and Stellenbosch in particular to produce his wines.

The idea for the wine was born from the long-standing friendship between Ernie and Jean. When the expertise of their respective professions converged, Jean and Ernie set out to create extraordinary wines.

The aim of the wine is to capture everythingthat Ernie stands for : Big in stature and gentle in character.

In addition to showcasing excellent wines, the Ernie Els Signature Wine & Golf Safari Tour also highlights :

  • Golf at Gardener Ross, the first Ernie Els signature golf course in Gauteng, South Africa
  • a safari stay at the luxurious Tswalu in the Kalahari Desert – take in endless vistas, desert storms, breath-taking sunsets and huge starry night skies
  • a sojourn in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Cape Town – breath-taking scenery, brilliant wining and dining, excellent shopping

For the even more discerning traveller, tailor-made itineraries can be created for your specific needs should you want to travel independently.
Each itinerary will still incorporate a touch of Ernie’s favourite golf courses, private game reserves and wine estates.


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