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.
Mont Rochelle Wine Tasting