Longridge is one of the leading wine estates in the heart of the Cape Winelands near Stellenbosch, South Africa and is situated at the foot of the Helderberg mountains. They have been blessed with this beautiful piece of land, perfect for the production of top quality wine. Heading the team is Jasper Raats, who has been a winegrowing consultant since 2006. He has worked in this capacity in various regions and countries and has a passion for organic and bio-dynamic growing.
With his winemaker wife, Sally, he also started Koru Wines in New Zealand and his two single vineyard wines became very sought-after in a relatively short time and the most expensive Marlborough wines of their type, receiving incredible international acclaim.
Going further back, he founded the successful Raats Family Wines with his brother and after working at acclaimed Vérité in California also worked in Burgundy, Pouilly Fume and Sancerre, before taking charge of the then up and coming Sumaridge near Hermanus.
In 2003 Jasper extended his international career by joining the Henri Bourgeois team as viticulturist and winemaker at their pioneering project in New Zealand. Clos Henri quickly jumped to the top list of producers in Marlborough.
Guests arriving at Longridge will be greeted with a glass of Longridge MCC.
With the booking of the flight there is an option of a Vinyard safari with a wine tasting in the vineyard (weather permitting) or a Truly South African inspired Food and Wine pairing created by Chef Maritz Jacobs.
Twice baked Healy’s Cheddar Souffle, spiced Walnut, Apple, Celery & Rocket Salad
(Longridge Chardonnay 2016)
Mini Lamb Curry ‘Vetkoek’
(Longridge Ou Steen 2015)
Sticky Beef Short Rib, Pomme Puree, Roast Beetroot & Mustard Chantilly & Green Beans
(Longridge Pinotage 2017)
Malva Pudding with Vanilla Ice Cream & Poached Peaches
(Longridge Edelgoud 2015)
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cape Town International Airport
(Check-in info & directions will be sent on confirmation of booking.)
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive by 11:00 AM for a prompt departure at 11:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 2:30 PM.|
HeliWine.com reserves the right to cancel any booking on or before the date of the booking at their discretion for any reason, including but not limited to, poor weather, maintenance requirements, and lack of aircraft availability. The booking will be rescheduled for departure within 30 days of the original booking date.
In order to confirm a booking with HeliWine.com, the Customer must pay the cost of booking in full 48 hours before departure or the Customer will be assumed to have cancelled their booking, and the cancellation policy applies. To make a booking with HeliWine.com within 48 hours of departure, the Customer must pay the full cost of the booking.
Please note: Unless requested otherwise, HeliWine.com will take the complete cost of tour at the time of confirmation of the booking. Unless requested otherwise, all flights depart from Cape Town International Airport.
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|Prices||Prices are per person and based on a minimum of 2 or 4 paid seats respectively on the 3 Seater or 6 Seater . The Lesser would receive a refund if more seats are sold.|
|Helicopter||3 Seater for 2-3 Persons @ R12,500 p.p., 6 Seater for 4-6 Persons @ R10,000 p.p.|
|Alcohol||No consumption allowed for under 18’s|
11.00 AM: Check-In
11.30 AM: Departure Flight
Food & Wine Pairing/Vineyard Safari
2.00 PM: Return Flight
Video & Photo Option
Add a video & photo package to your experience. Space permitting, a professional photographer will be accompanying you on your tour, capturing all those special moments to be savored for life. Subject to availability.