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Boschendal Manor & Winery

Pniel Road | Groot Drakenstein, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 870 4200
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Ranked #11 of 34 Activities in Franschhoek
Type: Wineries, Historic Sites
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Durban, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stopped over here for a spot of wine tasting and was delighted to see that they offered choclate and wine paired tasting. The really delightful thing is that they manufacture chocolates specifically to pair with their wines. The result is a unique experience.

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Covington, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

By far one of the most wonderful places I have ever been too. We went as part of a large group, but they are use to this and everything flowed beautifully. Right off the bus we are shown to a wine tasting set up under a exquisite oak tree surrounded by green lawns and historic Dutch inspired architect. After the... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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244 reviews 244 reviews
176 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The wine here is just average and the tasting experience is nothing special. When our group arrived they were totally unprepared and we had to stand around while the staff put together enough chairs for us. There was little discussion of the wines being sampled and no cheese or crackers or fruit supplied. The grounds are quite beautiful and well... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I had been looking forward to coming here. I know the wine is average, but I'd always wanted to visit the estate since I'd heard it was beautiful with an amazing restaurant. Coming here was very disappointing. The wine tasting experience poor. The gentleman just filled our glasses & disappeared. No talk on the wine or anything. Especially after the... More

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Long Beach, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Beautiful winery with a very romantic setting. Great wines pared with white and milk chocolate. Simply elegant!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We did the wine and chocolate pairing it was amazing. Their chocolate is made especially to match their wine it was heaven. Favourite new place the shiraz is sooooo smooth

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Heusenstamm, Germany
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

there is not much to say..go there, enjoy the light, the food and the wine and the landscape! priceless

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We booked a picnic at this winery and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The location and picnic were superb, the staff couldn't have tried harder to make our visit memorable.

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Beautiful estate and great scenery in the surrounding areas. The cellar tour was interesting but unfortunately I am not a huge fan of wine! We were only shown around the red wine cellar as they do not produce much white/rose.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I think the sommelier said that this winery was the second oldest in South Africa, and it feels it (in a beautiful grand old way). The oak trees are beautiful and it is good to wander around what you can of the grounds. The wine tasting was the most professional and most organised of all wineries we went to and... More

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