Rates subject to increase on 1 September 2024
Almenkerk Wine Estate
Almenkerk is situated in the beautiful Elgin Valley and is a family-owned wine estate. The family that owns the farm are the van Almenkerk’s from Belgium and the Netherlands. They settled in South Africa in 2002 as they were taken aback by this beautiful country and the warm-hearted people. Natalie and Joris manage the estate and oversee the cultivation of apples, pears and grapevines.
The estate is well-known for its Chardonnay. The estate’s tasting room offers views that are second to none in the Kogelberg Biosphere. “Active@Almenkerk is a hiking trail that provides an adventure through the orchards and vineyards on the estate.
The Elgin experiences a cool climate that gives grapes an extended maturation period on the vine, resulting in fully ripe grapes with moderate alcohol content, crisp natural acidity, and distinctive minerality in the white and red wines. Almenkerk Wine Estate follows a holistic approach when it comes to sustainability which minimizes its environmental footprint.
Upon arriving at Almenkerk Wine Estate, guests can take part in a wine tasting and enjoy a meal at Cheverell’s Country Café.
Bookings need to be made at least 48 hours in advance to ensure landing permissions are granted and secured.
This flight package includes Private Helicopter transportation to and from ALmenkerk. A half-day experience at Almenkerk awaits that includes wine tasting and the option to visit the neighbouring farm for lunch.
V&A Waterfront to Almenkerk Wine Estate (Approximately 30 minutes)
Almenkerk Wine Estate back to V&A Waterfront (Approximately 30 minutes)
Visitors can expect to spend approximately 2.5 to 3 hours at Almenkerk Wine Estate.
Therefore the entire experience lasts 3-4 hours.
Cape Town Helicopters reserves the right to return the helicopter to base if operational requirements dictate.
The cost of the experience is R23 000 per person (USD 1 230)