Takamaka Boutique Winery Tour
|Operating Days||Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Closed on public holidays and Sundays|
Takamaka Boutique Winery Tour - Overview
Embark on a tantalizing journey of wine tasting at the Takamaka Boutique Winery, the only winery in the world dedicated exclusively to lychee wine. Discover an excellent selection of wine made in Mauritius through an incredible guided visit of a local winery for a unique and enriching experience. Aside from a rich variety of wine experiences, you will also get to enjoy the beauty of a scenic environment.
This package is for the wine lovers who like to be adventurous and let their taste buds experience new flavours. You will spend time in a beautiful mansion housing a winery with modern amenities without losing the earthy and traditional touch.
Highlights of this site:
- Discover a winery in Mauritius
- Get a chance to taste the different flavours of wines
- Learn more about the Lychee Wine making process (World Exclusive)
- Enjoy some time relaxing at the café with a scenic view
- Ideal for wine lovers and connoisseurs
The Winery Tour includes:
- Entrance fee to the winery
- Guided visit of the Winery
- Exclusive viewing of a short video on the wine process
- Tasting Experience at the bar (Non-alcoholic cocktails offered to minors)
- Exclusive meet and greet with the owner
- Visit of the souvenir shop and art gallery
- Access to the café on-site
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.
Mare aux Vacoas, Central Region
|Monday to Friday:||09:00 - 17:00 (last visit at 16:00)|
|Saturday:||09:00 - 16:00 (last visit at 15:00)|
|Duration:||The duration of the entire visit and the shop/gallery is approximately 45 minutes.|
|The tour is offered every day except public holidays and Sundays.|
Guided Visit of The Takamaka Boutique Winery Tour
After a warm welcome by a dedicated team or by the oenologist himself, you will be guided through the winery and get to know almost everything about the Lychee Wine making process. More than just a wine tasting, enjoy a unique experience in a cosy handcrafted winery.
During this enriching visit, you will get to view a documentary and discover the history and the various stages of the winemaking process.
A wine tasting session will allow you to sample a fine selection of exotic flavours and try delicious wines while learning about the wine production from the owner himself. Children will be offered a complimentary non-alcoholic beverage.
Conclude your visit by heading to the boutique to make memento purchases. Should you wish to share this experience, you can buy the wine from the boutique-the only point of sale for the wine. The shop offers a selection of unique products, including wines, local products and souvenirs.
NOTE: Maximum number of participants: 30 people maximum - divided in 2 groups of 15 people
About the Takamaka Winery
Takamaka Boutique Winery was born of the conviction of a passionate winemaker, Alexander Oxenham, the only oenologist on the island, who took up the challenge of producing wine from lychees.
He was inspired by the long-standing tradition in Mauritius of producing alcoholic beverages from tropical fruits growing on the island. By creating the only winery in Mauritius dedicated exclusively to the production of lychee wines, Alexander Oxenham wanted to write the art of winemaking differently : with a lot of audacity, some technical know-how and a great amount of fun.
Mr Alexander is a proud producer of wine with a portfolio of skilfully designed local wines, full of great character.The lychee wine at Takamaka is made from the pulp of fruits which have been picked, peeled and deseeded and then left to ferment for up to three weeks.
More about the Takamaka Boutique Winery
TAKAMAKA BOUTIQUE WINERY's wines have received prestigious recognition at renowned international wine competitions in 2023, including the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge and the London Wine Competition. In the highly esteemed 2023 Edition of the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge, three of TAKAMAKA BOUTIQUE WINERY's cuvées stood out and were each awarded the gold medal. These exceptional wines include Tanara, a meticulously crafted dry lychee white aged in barrels, Aquarel, an enticing off-dry lychee wine, and Eclipse, a sumptuous sweet lychee wine.
Le Coin Café - The Takamaka Winery Tour
You can enjoy a selection of food and drinks at the coffee corner, Le Coin Café. Open throughout the day, the café provides local products where you can try tropical fruits and vegetables grown in the winery’s orchards and gardens. Picnic baskets are also available for on-site consumption or take-away.
|Takamaka Boutique Winery Tour|
|Children (6-17 years):||6 Euros|
|Children (0-5 years):||Free|
Was unable to do horse riding due to the cyclone warning but the correspondence with the team was great