Looking for a Wine Estate in South Africa’s premier wine valley – Franschhoek, to taste and buy wines?
Then look no further!
The valley is home to some of the oldest Wine Estates and Vineyards in the country as well as some of the newest, all producing wines of the highest quality, many of which are winners of awards and trophies in international wine competitions.
Wine lovers the world over come to Franschhoek to taste the exqusite wines of the valley, Surrounded by majestic mountains with slopes dressed in vines, there is no better way to taste wine then in the very vineyard that produced it.
Franschhoek’s Vineyards produce all the noble and classic cultivars. From superlative whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, to gorgeous plush reds; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Pinot Noir as well as many blends, to tantalize your palette. All are just waiting to be tasted by wine lovers visting Franschhoek.
And lets not forget Franschhoeks famed Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines and ports, produced by some immensely talented winemakers who have chosen to practice their art in this inspirational locale.
Mont Rochelle 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.
Our Recommended Wine Estates
Where to taste wine in Franschhoek
Mont Rochelle Mountain Vineyards
The Farm is situated against the Klein Dassenberg Mountains.
It boasts a quaint Boutique cellar, which has a unique character due to its layout and design. The cellar has many historic elements and a unique feel to it. The objective is to create wines which are fit for any occasion.
A range of easy drinking wines is available – quaffing wines to be enjoyed on a hot summer afternoon or with a bowl of pasta after a day in the office…
La Bri Vineyards
Boasting a state-of-the-art 120 tonne boutique wine cellar and tasting room, La Bri is where you will find signature styled wines from a passionate owner, a knowledgeable viticulturist and a creative winemaker. This formidable team aims to share its wonderful products with fellow wine lovers who will enjoy, share and cherish their efforts.
La Bri uses estate grapes exclusively to produce handcrafted wines, made for everyday enjoyment, comprising four single cultivar wines and two blends, based on the traditional French Bordeaux and Rhone wine making practices.
La Motte Wine Estate
Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, in South Africa’s Cape Winelands,
La Motte is home to the finest wines, recognised internationally for exceptional quality.
With its picturesque setting, traditional cuisine and historic charm,
La Motte is an enchanting destination for those who appreciate the finer things in life.
Make a point of visiting the magnificent La Motte wine cellar in the Franschhoek Valley. Taste our award-winning wines in the elegant tasting room – a place of relaxed hospitality.
Leopard’s Leap Wines
Leopard’s Leap Wines is a global brand based in South Africa’s Western Cape wine-lands. It was conceptualised at the turn of the century by wine-maker and businessman, Hein Koegelenberg, CEO of Leopard’s Leap Wines, with guidance from his late father-in-law, internationally-renowned business leader, Dr. Anton Rupert.
The brand was initially created for the export market in the United Kingdom and has, since its inception, rapidly gained an international reputation for representing a versatile range of excellent quality wines at affordable prices.
On Eikehof they grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay as well as Semillon. The Semillon vineyard is well over a century old, planted in 1902.
Eikehof don’t vinify their own Semillon but offer it annually to another producer in the Valley who arguably has the best Semillon in South Africa. Large peach orchards can also be found on Eikehof…
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