Vrede en Lust
The exclusive, modern boutique winery Vrede en Lust, meaning Peace and Eagerness, is a world-class estate with an elegant but casual atmosphere. They produce outstanding award winning wines, which can be tasted in their elegant and earthly Wine Plaza, with breathtaking scenic views of the Simonsberg Mountain and vineyards. The staff are welcoming, professional and friendly and the passion for wine is undeniable. Cheese and meat platters are available to compliment the tasting. Lust Bistro and Bakery serves breakfast, lunch and homemade authentic artisan breads and freshly baked sweet treats. Accommodation and Cellar Tours are available; bookings are recommended. Vrede en Lust is an exclusive Wedding venue, an extremely popular choice with brides due to its absolute beauty.
Embraced by the Franschhoek Mountains the extraordinary winery Haute Cabriere is comprised of two farms and home of Pierre Jourdan Wines. The Haute Cabriere Tasting Centre, adjacent to the Haute Cabriere Restaurant, is an auditorium within the Pinot Noir barrel maturation cellar providing visitors an exclusive wine experience and the opportunity to sample wines in their natural habitat. Both Haute Cabriere and Pierre Jourdan Wines can be sampled here. There is an option to sit outside while tasting and take in the scenic views of the valley. They primarily grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals and also produce Methode Cap Classique wines. Every Saturday visitors will have the opportunity to embark on the ultimate wine journey through Haute Cabriere’s history and wine philosophy. The fine dining Haute Cabriere Restaurant provides a five star culinary journey serving a seasonal menu and comes high acclaimed.
The charming Rickety Bridge estate is nestled against the hillside of the Franschhoek valley overlooking beautiful vineyards and the magnificent Wemmershoek Mountain range. The estates history dates back to the 17th century with a feeling of timeless nostalgia but will all the modern comforts. They have recently renovated their tasting room into a modern, comfortable space providing a relaxed setting for tasting their award-winning wines. Paulina’s Restaurant serves a seasonal menu with a gourmet picnic menu in summer and a hearty winter menu including soups, stews and curries. The renovated Rickety Bridge Manor House provides luxury accommodation.
Grande Provence (Child-friendly)
The elegant Grande Provence is situated in the Franschhoek Valley, radiating with beauty, surrounded by mountains and vineyards. It certainly is as Grande as her name and will provide visitors with a unique and memorable experience. The estate is rich in heritage, dating back over 300 years, and boasts beautiful Cape Dutch Architecture. The estates award-winning wines can be sampled in their stylish tasting room where they serve a tapas menu. The Taste of Grande Provence is a unique Canapé and Wine Pairing experience, the collaboration between the Executive chef and Winemaker. Advanced bookings are required.
The Restaurant at Grande Provence is one of the finest in the country offering a fine dining experience. On the estate you will find a Gallery showcasing some of the finest contemporary art in South Africa and regular exhibitions are held. There are two options for accommodation, the Owner’s Cottage and La Provencale, both options providing indulgent, contemporary luxury. Click here to read more.
La Motte (Child-friendly)
The luxurious La Motte is an international winemaking destination producing world-class award winning wines of excellence. Set in the picturesque Franschhoek valley surrounded by breath taking scenery this estate is sure to impress with its welcoming ambiance, friendly hospitality and attention to detail in all areas. It is the perfect combination of old world charm with modern qualities where you can appreciate the finer things in life. Click here to read more about La Mottte
Leopard’s Leap (Child-friendly)
Walking into Leopard’s Leap is a breath of fresh air with its beautiful, airy and light modern design. It is a wonderful space, beautifully designed with the modern world in mind. Situated in the stunning Franschhoek Valley with beautiful views through floor to ceiling glass windows that line the restaurant, this is the perfect space for a family lunch outing. The restaurant serves an informal and hearty Rotisserie Lunch from Wednesday to Sunday. There is a play area outside with two jungle gyms, in view of the restaurant tables, and plenty of lawn space for the kids to run wild and play ball games. Together with its primary commitment of making quality wines Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards has three special passions: food, conservation and literature. At Leopard’s Leap their philosophy is: Wine is seen as one of life’s great pleasures, to be enjoyed in the company of good friends and exciting foods. Click here to read more.