activities / Food & drink

Lonely Planet review

Chamonix has cellar tours at 11am and 3pm by appointment (R10). The tasting room is in a converted blacksmith’s; there’s also a range of schnapps and grappa to sample. The pretty, bistro-style restaurant, Mon Plaisir , has a French menu featuring seasonal produce. Chamonix has self-catering cottages amid the vineyards.