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Maison Estate

R45, Franschhoek, South Africa
021 876 2116
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Ranked #16 of 34 activities in Franschhoek
Type: Wineries
Most recent review
- Jan 20, 2014
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English first
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

Great white wines - Maison offer a very good Rose wine. Decor and food are amazing. The back offers some brilliant views of the Franschoek mountains - Maison has several wooden long tables which would be ideal for groups in summer!

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Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We visited the Maison Estate on the Franschhoek Uncorked and was impressed by the quality of food and wine. The restuarant has a stunnng view over the mountains.

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st simons island, ga
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132 reviews 132 reviews
12 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We just kinda stumbled in at the end of the day. This is not wine tasting Napa-style. This winery is a combo winery & restaurant. The tasting was done in a living room type area: we sat in lounge chairs & sofas around a coffee table. Some wines were served with a bit of meat & cheese; some served w/chocolate.... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I like the menu, the food is very good, service is usually very good, setting very nice. The personal wine tasting at the table adds something special. Lovely for summer lunches, not sure what it would be like in winter

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