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Winelands Uncorked

Exclusive Wine Tours with Mark Tanner

I enjoy meeting people from all over the world, and I make it my mission to provide memorable tours and experiences for my clients, something I have been doing since the mid 1980’s. After working and living on wine farms in Franschhoek, and over 25 years in the wine industry, both here and abroad, I use this experience to offer tours at every level of interest.

When I am not busy guiding, I spend time researching and exploring new options to help keep my tours fresh, interesting and relevant – which means that returning clients will discover something new every time we go out.


Take a look at what I offer and get in touch if you would like to tour with me.  It is always a privilege to share my world of wine with others.

Featured Wineland Areas.

Franschhoek Winelands

Paarl Winelands

Stellenbosch Winelands

Cellar Chat with Mark Tanner


In Europe, with old world vineyards and wines, old world traditions still linger in particular regard to the UK wine trade. There is a perspective that both wine merchants and wine producers are gentlemen.   It would be incorrect to discuss prices until at least after...

Historical Franschhoek

Anyone who drives up the Franschhoek Valley will not fail to notice that many farm names are French.  When they arrive at the village itself, they are virtually bombarded with French names. Restaurants, guesthouses and even some shops proclaim an allegiance to France,...