Chamonix – Traditional Wine Farm amidst Nature
The beginnings of the beautiful Cape Chamonix wine farm are traceable until the year 1688 when Huguenots purchased the estate. However, the current winemaker generation does not only look back on its past but always into the future which is why Chamonix is nowadays known for its numerously awarded wines, such as the Chamonix Chardonnay or the Chamonix Pinot Noir Reserve. The perfect location of the 50 hectares of vineyards plays a significant role in this development. They stretch to the eastern slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, surrounded by 300 hectares of natural beauty. A unique view of beautiful nature! Additionally to the awarded top wines, the winery also produces its own crystal clear mineral water which – in terms of quality – belongs to the best in the country and is therefore ideal to be enjoyed with wine.
Remarkable Improvements at Chamonix
The fact that the South African wine farm Chamonix has undergone such great improvements within the last two decades is mainly due to the acquisition by the German-born entrepreneur and passionate adventurer Chris Hellinger. His professed goal: to create wines mainly for pleasure, to stimulate the senses, and not the mind. Additionally, he knows how to pamper his wine enthusiastic visitors with an exclusive kitchen and culinary delights and plenty of activities in the beautiful Franschhoek Mountains. The wine farm offers different types of accommodation. The Marco Polo Lodge – built in the Cape Dutch style and decorated with African flair – looks like it was made in heaven. And what could be a more beautiful place to get married than within such a picturesque surrounding and the stylish atmosphere?
Chamonix – Strength of a Wine’s Character Origins in Nature
The wines from Chamonix receive their true character and freshness due to best cultivation conditions. The remarkable altitude of the vineyards is an important aspect which is very significant for the quality of the vine. Fresh breezes during the hot summer months benefit the development of the vines and together with the clay dominated soils make for the distinctive character and style of the Chamonix wines. All grapes are still handpicked through which the winemakers can always guarantee the best selection of grapes. The team swears by traditional and established methods for wine production. Great importance is attached to the natural fermentation process and no artificial acidification is used. In line with the company philosophy, the wines strive embody pure and natural products of pleasure. Unaffected yet full of elegance.