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Brookdale Wine Estate

Brookdale is located in the Paarl Wine Valley and was initiated with a clear vision in mind to create a world-class country estate that encourages the freedom to be curious, to try new things, to test the limits and to pioneer new paths. The first step in Brookdale Estate’s vision is to produce fine and interesting wine blends using unusual varietals in South African context. Indigenous vegetation and gardens were created in abundance alongside new, thoughtfully planted vineyards.

Brookdale Estate is set against the Klein Drakenstein mountains with a restaurant and tasting lounge where you can expect the unexpected with menus crafted by Gary Coetzee and tasting experiences that serve to nourish your mind and palate.

At Brookdale, wellness is when a balance is restorative and they take this approach to their vineyard, gardens, wines, food and experience. This practice extends to their winemaking practices, kitchens, and Manor House. Balance is essential to all that they do in flavour and creation. The winemaking style focuses on a vine-to-glass philosophy where care is taken from the root of the vine all the way to the final creation. Each aspect of the Brookdale experience is carefully considered to have a low impact on the environment while nourishing the body, mind and soul of their guests.

Wines at Brookdale include some lesser-known grape varietals from Portugal, Italy and France. Meet the winemaker Kiara Scott Farmer, who uses unusual techniques to craft intriguing blends. Have lunch at the Bistro on the estate which features menu options produced from the best local and seasonal ingredients that are wholesome and bursting with flavour. Enjoy a wine tasting in the tasting room – a welcoming space to come together over a glass of wine while having a front-row seat to the surrounding vineyards. The experience includes lunch and wine tasting.

Upon arrival with Cape Town Helicopters, you can enjoy a diversity of activities ranging from winetasting to having lunch at the restaurant.

Booking Lead Time:
Bookings for the Brookdale Wine Estate flight, require bookings with a minimum lead time of 48 hours to obtain landing permissions from the Brookdale Wine Estate premises.

The Brookdale Wine Estate Cape Town Helicopters flight package includes a private helicopter flight to and from Brookdale Wine Estate and a half-day experience at Brookdale Wine Estate to enjoy wine tasting and lunch.

Helicopter Flight Time:

V&A Waterfront to Brookdale Wine Estate (+25 minutes)

Brookdale Wine Estate back to V&A Waterfront (+25 minutes)

Ground Time:

Spend approximately 2,5 to 3 hours at Brookdale Wine Estate

Total Winelands Flight Experience: Approx 3-4 hours in total

* Cape Town Helicopters reserves the right to bring the helicopter back to base if operationally required and we will then perform the collection from Brookdale Wine Estate at an appointed time.

Price: R22 000 per person (USD 1 160) includes lunch and wine tasting


Keep these in mind

Check In Time

Please check in 20-30 minutes prior to your scheduled Take Off time. This will allow enough time for us to take weights, conduct a safety briefing and issue tickets. After this has been conducted you can relax on the viewing deck and take some great pre-flight pictures and enjoy the atmosphere.


Seating

Please be aware that seating allocation on all our sharing flights are done according to weight and balance which is done during your safety briefing and ticketing. Should you want to choose your own seats you can book an Exclusive Flight at the cost of one additional seat and you are guaranteed the ‘best seats in the house.

Best Pictures

For the best pictures we recommend that you wear darker coloured clothing as whites reflect off the inside of the windows and can spoil that epic shot. We do offer In Flight Video packages where we record you and your flight, including audio, and put it on a USB for you. Note that not all aircraft has this system available so please requests this on check in.


Weather

All flights are weather dependent. Should the conditions not be ideal for flying we will try to reschedule to the next best available flight window. Note that the temperature in the sky is exactly the same as on the ground in case you are wondering what to wear.


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