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The 15th Annual Conference of the American Association of Wine Economists will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, June 28 – July 2, 2023 (Krystal Beach Hotel, Gordon’s Bay)
The LOC have developed three amazing wine tours for delegates; details are below. Please note all tours will depart from Krystal Beach Hotel, Gordons Bay. Please ensure if you are not staying at the conference hotel that you arrive at least 15 minutes before departure time as we cannot wait and will leave on the scheduled times listed below. Note also that you have already paid for the tours via your registration fee.
Delegates will be allocated to the tours by random selection but tokens can be swapped!
Saturday 1 July
There will be three tours, each of them visiting two wine farms and then ending at Fairview Wine Estate for a wine tasting and dinner at the Goatshed restaurant, well-known to those who attended the conference in 2013. Dinner will be a 3-course menu with complimentary wine provided courtesy of Fairview Wine Estate. A cash bar will be available for any additional personal requirements.
Departure time: 09:00
Return time: 20:00
Delegates will depart Krystal Beach Hotel and will follow the Stellenbosch Wine Route making stops along the way at two wine farms to arrive at Fairview Wine Estate in the afternoon.
Delegates will depart Krystal Beach Hotel and will follow the Cape South Coast Route and proceed to Franschhoek, making stops along the way at two wine farms to arrive at Fairview Wine Estate in the afternoon.
Delegates will depart Krystal Beach Hotel and will follow the Swartland Wine Route making stops along the way at two wine farms to arrive at Fairview Wine Estate in the afternoon.
Sunday 2 July
On this day there will again be three separate tours, each visiting one wine farm along the Stellenbosch Wine Route, then proceeding to Spice Route farm in Paarl, where you will have lunch at Jewell’s Restaurant with wines provided courtesy of Spice Route Wines. You will also receive a Passport to the tasting experiences available on the farm.
Departure time from Hotel: 09:00
Departure time from Spice Route: From 17:00
Note that Spice Route is about a 45 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport in the event that some delegates wish to depart straight after the tours. Transport to the airport will be for your own account.
Your Spice Route passport includes the following:
• Spice Route wine tasting (6 wines)
• Jewell’s charcuterie pairing (6 wines paired with 6 Jewell’s cured meats)
• CBC Brewery craft beer tasting (4 beers)
• Wilderer micro-distillery spirits tasting (3 spirits)
• De Villiers Chocolate tasting (5 x 15g mini-bars)
Please use the opportunity to explore the farm at your own pace and experience all the activities available on the farm.