Mont Rochelle Hotel. Franschhoek Accommodation, Wine Estate, The Country Kitchen, Miko Restaurant in Franschhoek
Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard
Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson’s South African hotel and vineyard, with 26 stunning rooms and suites, just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek.
The grounds at Mont Rochellecover 39 hectares (about 100 acres) andyou’re welcome to go exploring or enjoy a picnic on the estate – the kitchen can arrange a well-stocked picnic basket with a chilled bottle of wine (or two!).There are two restaurants, a cosy bar, a spa,a gym and a heated outdoor pool. That’s notforgetting a 37 hectare vineyard and wine cellar of course!
At Mont Rochelle Vineyard we cultivate grapes of the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties amongst a few others. The vineyards are situated between 250m and 400m above sea level exposing the grapes to a range of micro climates. Mediterranean-like conditions found in the Western Cape means dry summers and high winter rainfalls of 1000mm. The Franschhoek Valley also experiences the south-easter which helps bring in cooler air allowing for a longer ripening period.
We can organise wine tastings in a variety of locations, including in Miko Restaurant, at our bar, at the Country Kitchen and in our 150 year old wine cellar .
If you’d like to arrange a visit please call +27 (0)21 876 2770. Wines are also available to purchase.
Miko Restaurant at Mont Rochelle
Miko is our flagship restaurant with impeccable180-degree views over the Franschhoek valleyand a stunning terrace surrounded by glassdoors, giving guests the feeling of an alfrescodining experience all year round. Miko’s cuisineis best described as a taster to South Africanfavourites with a twist. Each dish tells a story,meaning guests can experience a little slice ofour South African memories.
For Miko reservations, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: +27 21 876 2770
MIKO RESTAURANT HOURS
Open 7 days a week
Breakfast: 7am – 10:30am
Lunch: 12pm – 3pm
Dinner: 7pm – 9:30pm
The Country Kitchen and Picnics at Mont Rochelle
The Country Kitchen is Mont Rochelle’s informal restaurant located just a short walk or a quick drive from the main hotel building and adjacent to our wine cellar, it’s an ideal place for a light lunch in the sunshine.
You are welcome to explore the grounds at Mont Rochelle, and what better way to this than with a picnic basket prepared by our team! Just let us know whether you’d prefer a bottle of white, red, or perhaps both! Picnic baskets are for two adults sharing and children baskets are available per child.
Baskets needs to be pre-booked at least 12 hours in advance. To place an order call +27 21 876 2770.
For Country Kitchen reservations, please email: email@example.com or telephone: +27 21 876 2770
COUNTRY KITCHEN HOURS
Open 7 days a week
Wine tasting daily 10am – 6pm
Lunch: Monday – Sunday 12pm – 5pm
Dinner: closed. We have taster bites, cheese and charcuterie available throughout the day until 7pm.
Accommodation at Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle offers the very best accommodation in the Franschhoek Valley, featuring 22 exquisite rooms and suites. All rooms have spectacular views over the valley and the majestic mountains that surround Franschhoek.
Mont Rochelle is ideal for families to enjoy a holiday in Franschhoek. Some rooms can accommodate children in single beds and we have children’s games plus a TV, DVD player and games console for extra entertainment.
The Manor House is a luxury villa located a short walk from the main hotel. With four bedrooms it’s the perfect option for a family group or guests looking for a more private retreat and features a kitchen, lounge, two swimming pools and a gym. The Manor House is available for exclusive hire all year round and can accommodate up to eight guests sharing, plus bunkroom for up to six children.
Visit the rooms and suites pages on the Mont Rochelle website for more info and to make bookings by clicking on the link below:
Weddings at Mont Rochelle
We have quite a few requests throughout the year to hire all of Mont Rochelle’s 26 rooms and suites for weddings but also for milestone birthdays and celebrations too. If you’d like the whole place to yourself just ask our reservations team and we’ll get started planning ideas that will be sure to impress all your guests.
We can comfortably accommodate up to 44 guests sharing 22 rooms in the main building plus eight guests sharing the four rooms in the Manor House for a total of52 guests.Should you be planning an even bigger celebration we work with nearby hotels and guest houses in Franschhoek to accommodate the rest of your party.
Whats On at Mont Rochelle
A new year calls for new discoveries…
Treat your taste buds
to something delicious
With a passion for South African flavours and seasonal ingredients, our Executive Head Chef, Arek, has created a new selection of menus, inspired by the panoramic views of the valley.
Learn a new skill
at our winemaker series
If you really want to get to know your Merlot from your Malbec and your Riesling from your Rioja, then book a space at one of our winemakers dinners.
Taking place on the last Thursday of every month, it’s the perfect event to meet our resident winemaker, Dustin Osborne, and enjoy a 5-course menu with wine pairings.
with a picnic
Make the most of the summer weather and explore the grounds at Mont Rochelle with a freshly prepared picnic basket from the Country Kitchen.
Find a spot by the dam to unpack your basket of delights and pop open a bottle of wine as you lay back and enjoy the views.
Watch more sunsets
with a glass in hand
For the perfect start to your evening, order your favourite tipple from our bar and find a comfy space on the terrace to watch the sunset.
Enjoy sundowners with 2 for 1 on all drinks from the bar menu every day from 5-7pm.