Franschhoek South Africa Delivers Top Class Wine
Franschhoek South Africa has ideal conditions for cultivating wine. No wonder that the local winemakers there, and in the whole of South Africa, specialise in premium wine. Almost every Franschhoek winery received numerous international awards. The winemakers specifically cultivate noble grapes and use gentle cellar techniques to produce absolute top class wines. Franschhoek South Africa therefore became a top address for high quality wine.
Franschhoek South Africa is the ’Frankophile’ Area
Franschhoek South Africa means ‘South Africa’s French corner’. In the 17th century, Huguenots settled there and brought with them their traditions and skills, including the cultivation of wine. Franschhoek South Africa offers a spectacular wine route with over 20 yards. The only problem for a visitor is to choose, as every Franschhoek winery is worth a trip, for example Grande Provence, Vrede en Lust, La Motte or Allée Bleue. Yet, this is one of the more pleasant problems for a wine lover.
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The Wineries of the Franschhoek Wine Route
21 wineries have teamed up for the ‘Vignerons De Franschhoek Valley’ and form the Franschhoek Wine Route. Estates such as Allée Bleue, Vrede en Lust, Anthonij Rupert, Grande Provence, La Motte, Haute Cabrière and Chamonix are part of it.
The winery La Motte, founded in 1695, offers an excellent cuisine in the beautiful restaurant Pierneef à La Motte besides numerous historic buildings and outstanding wine tastings. The wines receive their unique character through the special soils of the winery.
The Leopard's Leap winery makes every connoisseur's heart beat faster with accessible and elegant wines. The creations of the Culinaria Collection are excellent food companions. Visitors can also see this for themselves during wine and food pairing.
Besides excellent wines, Chamonix bottles outstanding and natural spring water from a close-by spring. The wine tastings take place in a converted forge. In the on-site restaurant Arkeste, guests can treat themselves to the fullest with exquisite dishes and excellent wines.
The winemaker Achim von Arnim manages the winery Haute Cabriére in his unconvential way and is very successful doing so. He creates outstanding sparkling wine. One of the main attractions is for sure the exquisite restaurant which allows an unrestricted view over Franschhoek.
Allée Bleue is one of the oldest wineries of this region but manages to unite traditions with innovation in an incomparable manner and is well-known for its excellent premium wines with that certain something. Something which is difficult to describe – you simply have to try the wines!
Grande Provence can look back on a long history and has been producing overall excellent wines since its founding in 1694. The flagship wine “The Grande Provence” is a full-bodied and perfect balanced red blend.
The location of Vrede en Lust at the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain creates ideal conditions for wine cultivation. The nutritious soils and the ideal climate ensure the production of top wines. Just as the name suggests, the wines are created with lots of passion here on this estate. A passion which is mirrored in the cordial atmosphere at Vrede en Lust.
Thanks to a wide variety of growing areas, the Anthonij Rupert estate offers ideal conditions for different grape varieties and delights every wine lover with its excellent and multi-faceted creations - including the red wine blend called Optima.
One of the smaller wineries is Lynx. Here, with great dedication, unique wines with a fruity character are created, which skilfully reflect their terroir. Sustainability plays an important role on the estate, both in terms of nature conservation and social issues.
Eikehof is a small but fine family winery, which has been run by the Malherbe family for four generations. Visitors appreciate above all the beautiful atmosphere and the warm hospitality - and of course the excellent wines.
Picturesquely nestled in the hills of the Dassenberg Mountains on one side and the Franschhoek River on the other, the traditional boutique winery Rickety Bridge delights with its first-class wines.
Franschhoek in a glass - this is what the multi-faceted wines of Mont Rochelle offer, which are both accessible and elegant. Each grape variety is given the best suitable plantation location and the grapes deliver world-class wines.
Good food, a 5-star hotel and great wines - Holden Manz offers at least three good reasons for a visit. The Franschhoek Kitchen restaurant serves delicacies made from local produce and the Country House is a great place to stay.
The Plaisir de Merle wine estate offers French flair at the Cape, because the French influences are still noticeable on the estate today. The name means something like "great joy" – and that is what the fruit-driven, spicy and complex wines are.