Enjoy the Mont Rochelle wines with the most beautiful surroundings
Wines from Mont Rochelle are produced in small quantities and of particularly high quality. The beautiful vineyards border to the Mont Rochelle estate in the Franschhoek valley and are mainly planted with the grape varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Dry summers and rainy winters with a cool breeze allow the grapes to ripen particularly well and produce fruity white wines and full-bodied red wines. The two noble flagship wines of Mont Rochelle are the "Miko Red" and the "Miko White". These premium wines are only produced in the best years from excellent grapes. Miko is a tribute to the first coloured owner Miko Rwayitare, who rebuilt the winery together with the partner Erwin Schnitzler after it was largely destroyed by fire in 2006. Mont Rochelle wines can be enjoyed not only at picnics or at the in-house restaurants, but also in the impressive 150-year-old wine cellar, whose charm creates the perfect atmosphere for an eventful wine tasting.
Mont Rochelle Winery has the complete package
Good wine, delicious food and excellent accommodation - no problem for Mont Rochelle. Richard Branson acquired Mont Rochelle in 2014, and since then it has been part of the exclusive Virgin Limited Edition collection, which is only available to particularly luxurious and selected hotels worldwide. All rooms and suites at Mont Rochelle are labelled with wine names, such as the Cap Classqiue Suite, which promises guests a private terrace with a private pool. From there, guests enjoy a picturesque view of the Danneberg Mountains, not least because the winery is located on a hill, which makes the panoramic view perfect. Mont Rochelle's wines harmonize perfectly with the award-winning Miko Restaurant, which focuses on seasonal South African specialties, and the Country Kitchen, where guests can enjoy a light lunch from fresh and sustainable produce. A visit to the Mont Rochelle Winery is always worthwhile, whether for a short ride on the Wine Tram or for a stay of several weeks - Mont Rochelle knows how to pamper its guests.
Sustainability and social support from Mont Rochelle
It is one thing to produce good wine and another to think about the environment. Mont Rochelle has for some time been striving for sustainability, both in the vineyards and in the hotel. One of the winery's main concerns is to comply with fair trade regulations and to switch from plastic bottles to glass bottles. Every guest visiting the winery has the opportunity to leave part of their suitcase empty, and to fill it with necessary things like school supplies, which the locals can benefit from. Mont Rochelle also supports the FRANCO program, which promotes social activities such as holiday programs and training for children or the development of soup kitchens.