Tequila Masterclass and agave tour

Graaff-Reinet, South Africa

Experience hosted by Thomas (Tim)

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

Meet at Roode Bloem Farm House and walk to an agave plantation. We discuss farming history and activities in Graaff Reinet. We explain the agave cultivation process, history and the story of agave in South Africa. We explore the use of the agave plant and discuss its role in our agricultural society.

After questions and answers we stroll to the guest house where we taste 6 different agave spirits. These are local and imported and may include mezcal, tequila and agave spirits. We explore the complicated and varied flavours and tastes, discuss the various production processes and develop our palate for agave spirits.

We end off with a local cocktail blended with Three Agaves Silver - Pure Karoo Agave Spirit.
Other things to note
This is an agave spirit experience. Although focusing on spirit from agave the tasting is strictly controlled. No more than 40 ml will be allowed. All local liquor laws are strictly followed. The venue is fully licenced.
Meet at Roode Bloem Farm House and walk to an agave plantation. We discuss farming history and activities in Graaff Reinet. We explain the agave cultivation process, history and the story of agave in South Africa. We explore the use of the agave plant and discuss its role in our agricultural society.

After questions and answers we stroll to the guest house where we taste 6 different agave spirits. These are local and imported and…

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your Host, Thomas (Tim)

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 18 Reviews
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I am the owner of the Three Agaves Silver - Pure Karoo Agave Spirit brand and a collaborator with Leonista 100% Karoo Agave.

These are brands of agave spirit akin to tequila, mezcal, bacanora, sotol and raicilla. All which are Mexican agave spirits.

Three Agaves Silver - Pure Karoo Agave Spirit is made from South African agave grown in the Karoo and distilled by an expert agave spirit distiller.

I am the farmer and live on the home farm of these these fine agave spirits. I have many years of experience farming agave and have been involved in the South African agave spirit industry since it started in 1997.

I own and tend 120 hectares of agave which we use for a number of things including as fodder for cattle as well as for spirit manufacture.

We run Roode Bloem Farm House and offer Agave Spirit tours, tastings and sale.
I am the owner of the Three Agaves Silver - Pure Karoo Agave Spirit brand and a collaborator with Leonista 100% Karoo Agave.

These are brands of agave spirit akin to tequila, mezcal, bacanora, sotol and raicilla. All which are Mexican agave spirits.

Three Agaves Silver - Pure Karoo Agave Spirit is made from South African agave grown in the Karoo and distilled by an expert agave spirit distiller.

I am the farmer and live on the home farm of these these fine aga…
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Where you'll be

Agave plantations - growing agave, interesting agave information.
Roode Bloem Farm House - tasting masterclass.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Alex
January 2022
What an amazing experience! Tim does an excellent job at explaining the history of agave in the area, the South African agave spirit industry and the different types of agave spirits. It's fascinating! The tasting session is absolutely worth it and explores several local agave spirits and Mexican tequilas / mezcals.
Hazel
December 2021
This is a lovey excursion and it’s just long enough. Tim is a engaging and tells a good story. His cocktail is my new favourite .
Belinda
December 2021
Super informative and fun experience. Tim is a fantastic host. We left having learnt loads with a new appreciation for tequila! Definitely a must if you are in the area.
Desire
December 2021
What an amazing experience! The most interesting and informative experience in Graaff-Reinet! We absolutely loved the relaxed tasting on the stoep in beautiful farm surroundings. Stunning cocktails that ended our tour on a high! Loved everything!
Alvin
May 2021
Amazing and thoughtful experience. You actually do learn quite a lot, and Tim walks you though such a rich history of the area and how his whole family ties into it, and this is before you even get to drinking any tequila. The tasting itself is well organized and curated in a way that allows you to actually experience the individuality of each type of tequila. I would highly recommend for anyone visiting the area, you definitely get your moneys worth and much more than just a tequila tasting.
Cindy
December 2020
Def well worth a visit to Roode Bloem farm with Tim as your host. The tour was informative, interesting and def loads of fun in a group.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.