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Top Choice Winery in Franschhoek

La Motte

There’s enough to keep you occupied for a full day at this vast estate just west of Franschhoek. As well as tastings of the superb shiraz range, wine-pairing lunches and dinners are served at the Pierneef à la Motte…
Top Choice Winery in Franschhoek

Boschendal

This is a quintessential Winelands estate, with lovely architecture, food and wine. Tasting options include bubbly, brandy or wine and chocolate pairing. There are excellent vineyard and cellar tours; booking is ess…
Winery in Franschhoek

Grande Provence

A beautifully revamped, 18th-century manor house that is home to a stylish restaurant and a splendid gallery showcasing contemporary South African art. There is a range of tasting options, including a canapé pairing…
Winery in Franschhoek

Solms-Delta

In addition to tastings and sales, various heritage tours are available at this excellent winery. The museum here covers Cape history and tells the Solms-Delta story from the perspective of farm workers throughout t…
Winery in Franschhoek

Leopard's Leap

The bright, modern, barn-like tasting room has comfy couches strewn around – you can either take your tasters to enjoy at leisure or sit at the bar for a slightly more formal affair. The large lawns have a jungle gy…
Museum in Franschhoek

Franschhoek Motor Museum

If you're all wined out, check out the amazing collection of classic cars here. There are 80 mint-condition automobiles on show, from a 1903 Ford Model A right through to a McLaren F1 car from 1998. The museum is pa…
Winery in Franschhoek

Mont Rochelle

Along with the uberplush hotel of the same name, this winery was bought by Richard Branson in 2014. You can pair your wines with a trio of canapés (R140), or enjoy lunch (mains R95 to R245) with a view of the town a…
Gallery in Franschhoek

Ceramics Gallery

Franschhoek boasts many fine galleries, mostly along Huguenot Rd. At the Ceramics Gallery you can watch David Walters, one of South Africa’s most distinguished potters, at work in the beautifully restored home of Fr…
Winery in Franschhoek

Haute Cabrière

Best known for Méthode Cap Classique (MCC; wine made in the Champagne method), there is also an excellent range of white and red wines, plus a brandy. The recommended cellar tours come with a demonstration of the sa…
Winery in Franschhoek

Chamonix

The tasting room at this small winery is in a converted blacksmith’s; there’s also a range of grappa to sample. Game drives to see wildebeest, zebras and a variety of antelope are available and include a wine tastin…