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Maison Estate

Address: R45, Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: 021 876 2116
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Ranked #13 of 39 Activities in Franschhoek
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Where to start: The decor? The wine? The food? The excellence and friendliness of the staff? Simply first rate on every count. I would go back to Franschhoek just to have another meal at Maison.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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237 reviews 237 reviews
55 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

They obviously do not really want to cater to visitors from the wine tram since they are not set up to deal with it at all. The place itself is modern, interiors done up very well and they have a lovely looking restaurant and lawn which opens onto the vineyards. But the staff are a bit surly, they don't give... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had lunch there on our first day of our winelands experience and it was a great start, all the details around the place are top notch, we loved the concept. The food is excellent and very well presented with fresh and delicious ingredients. The wine was really good as well as the service. Definitely our kind of place.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I loved the decor in the tasting room. It felt like I was sitting in a friends kitchen. If you do a wine tasting, they give you small samples of food that pair well with the wine. It was one of my favorite vineyards in South Africa

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The setting is absolutely stunning (and so is their massive Great Dane)! We enjoyed a lovely tasting of 8 (!) wines with the focus on whites. We are big red drinkers but these whites were delightful and the accompanying small food pairings were perfect. We very much enjoyed this estate and it was the highlight of the wineries in Franschhoek.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Their food is mouthwateringly good, especially the matured steaks. Also enjoyed the amuse bouche...a croquette like dish filled with creamy onion velouté. ortions are light and delicate with each individual flavour contributing to the overall dish. Plating is beautiful and almost seems "effortless". Service is attentive but not "in your face".

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I am hardly a connoisseur of the wine variety so I can't tell you anything about the accompanying beverage to our meal aside from the fact it was gorgeous. But I can tell you that the food was delicious, the scenery stunning, the staff lovely and it is a perfect place to go and experience an off the beaten track,... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A small winery off the main road but worth a visit for the tasting. We chose the full tasting with nibbles (cheese and biltong) and were not disappointed. The wines were excellent - particularly the straw wine. A delightful setting in the garden looking up at the mountains. Lunch looked delicious but sadly we couldn't stay long enough to eat... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Kitchen at Maison is world class - decor, food, their own wine and friendly top notch service. Style is contemporary, less is more and, still warm and welcoming. Sort of chic robust A beautiful lawn, with wineyards and horses as a backdrop. Food is elaborate, elegant and so so tasty. Maison's wine is also really good, especially the Chardonnay. Bring... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Amidst all the hype it's so rare to find something that really lives up to expectation. This place was one of those. We arrived without a reservation and was seated immediately. The place was almost to capacity, but yet it felt spacious and cosy at the same time, with a wide open grass area for kids to run around on... More 

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