Chamonix – A Thoroughly Relaxing Place
Chamonix is located above the picturesque Franschhoek Valley in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The South African winery offers its visitors untouched nature, an exquisite site as well as a stronghold of culinary delights. Or you start from the winery and visit the enchanting place Franschhoek close-by and fall for its unique charms. Chamonix is home to various accommodation options – it is not easy to choose between the Forest Suites close to the forest edge, the Waterfall Lodges next to a waterfall or the recently completed Marco Polo Lodge.
Culinary Delight and Wine Cellar Tours at Chamonix
Visitors can treat themselves in the Racine restaurant with culinary delights – a glass of Chamonix wine completes the experience whilst they overlook the picturesque surroundings. Reuben Riffel, who started his career here, runs the restaurant and entices his guests with a simple yet sophisticated bistro style cuisine. Wine friends can try various South African wines in the Blacksmith’s Cottage whilst enjoying a light meal and also go on an exciting tour through the underground wine cellar.
Chamonix Relies on Nature
The 50 hectares of vineyards of this South African winery Chamonix are at the highest altitude in the Cape Winelands. The team around winemaker Thinus Neethling believes that a wine develops its true character best when nature is the dominating ‘winemaker’: grand wines are created on the vineyard! The estate benefits from the cool breezes during the hot summer months and a stony soil containing clay which gives the wine its unique character and style. The philosophy of a minimal intervention and an environmentally friendly cultivation seem to be the secret recipe of Chamonix because many wines have been awarded several times and are sought-after all over the world.