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Haute Cabriere

Pass Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
27 (021) 876 8500
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Ranked #7 of 33 activities in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Wineries
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Situated on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, Haute Cabriere – The Home of Pierre Jourdan - specialises in still wines and Cap Classiques... more » Owner description: Situated on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, Haute Cabriere – The Home of Pierre Jourdan - specialises in still wines and Cap Classiques produced exclusively from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Tasting Room offers visitors a personal introduction to its wines through cellar tours and tastings, in English, Afrikaans, Geman or French. Next door, Haute Cabriere Restaurant treats guests to the “True Marriage of Food and Wine” with a menu that revolves around the family-owned estate’s wines. « less
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london
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Good price for tasting various wines and has become my top favourite for Chardonnay. However one point to make the wine is slightly more expensive than buying from a retail store (Woolworth's), which is surprising. It is a wine farm therefore should be cheaper than the stores. Other than that fantastic experience and breathtaking views. I would definitely revisit when... More

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HauteCabriere, General Manager at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Dear rosied20, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that our Chardonnay Pinot Noir is amongst your favourite wines. Just on your comment on pricing: Upon closer investigation you will actually find that most wine farms charge more for their wines on the farm compared to a retailer – simply because the experience is just so... More

Amarillo, tx
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Don't you hate it when you come back from somewhere and someone always says, "you should have done this!"? Me, too. BUT... You should have done this! We went to several wineries in Stellenbosch and Franschoek and this was - hands down - our favorite. And I know this is a little mean, but we didn't like any of the... More

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Hi drcettie, Thank you so much for not only taking the time to visit us but for posting this lovely review. I'll make sure the staff in the Tasting Room are made aware of your kind words. We look forward to being one of the first places you visit next time you visit South Africa and next time you should... More

Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Don't miss the opportunity to do the tour with Achim von Arnim. A larger than life character with numerous anecdotes and a wicked sense of humour - just don't refer to the 'blush' wine as Rose!!

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Hi Mandy K, Thank you for visiting us and posting this review. We hope your experience at Haute Cabriere is one that will stay with you for some time to come and as you joined our Saturday Cellar Tour with Achim von Arnim himself, I feel sure it will ! Thank you once again and we look forward to seeing... More

Virginia Water, United Kingdom
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311 reviews 311 reviews
77 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Having parked up, we were greeted by an enormous roar as a clapped out old French Citroen 2CV screamed up the driveway, driven by a slightly crazed looking cigar chopping chap. It was Achim von Armin - the owner. As we tasted his interesting wines, he came over for a very interesting chat - he is clearly still as passionate... More

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HauteCabriere, Owner at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Dear jw6969, Your unique experience puts the finger on the pulse of what Haute Cabriere stands for. A breathtakingly beautiful spot discovered by an unusual character, Achim von Arnim. An underground cellar built into the mountain according to his vision and to honour the French tradition of wine, where wine always lies and evolves in underground cellars. Achim discovered his... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We enjoyed the wine tasting with family from New Zealand. The 7 wines were well presented and explained...export quality wines are always a treat...the views are breathtaking especially looking across over the dam and the vineyards. The "cave" atmosphere also adds to the whole experience. A must visit.

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Hi IsabelleBrett, Thank you for not only visiting us but also taking the time to write this review. We really are very fortunate to live and work is such a beautiful part of the world. Look forward to seeing you here again soon with or without family from New Zealand! Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Enjoyed a sunny afternoon tasting MCC and wine here. The view is amazing and the wine was a perfect accompaniment. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Hi Hemz_SA, Thank you for the review and we couldn't agree with you more! Look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More

Riyadh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

What a beautifull way to spend time! A hot summers day in the Western Cape, enjoying one of the stunning views whilst sipping very good wine. We particularly liked the Pierre Jourdan Brut and Tranquille, whilst the Unwooded Pinot Noir was so refreshing! The whole outing was however spoilt by very poor service, both on arrival and when we waited... More

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Dear KlasieRiyadh, Thank you so much for your feedback; We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to Haute Cabriere and our wines, and we appreciate that you took the time to inform us of the shortcoming in our service delivery. Please be assured that it is our aim to deliver a fully balanced experience – ranging from a beautiful... More

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

If you are anywhere near the Franschhoek region you absolutely must visit this beautiful vineyard for some lunch. The food was stunning and you have to try their Chardonnay-Pinot Noir ... it is my favourite wine of all time!

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Hi Massivemoonie, What can we say but thank you! Look forward to having you visit us again soon. Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More

Kyrenia, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

we had a fantastic Master Cellar tour with the owner, achim von arnim who gave a brilliantly witty guide to the vineyard. buy his book of verse and art and he will personally sign it for you - its a great book. we returned in the evening for a memorable gourmet meal. this is a must-do trip if you are... More

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Hi Richard H, The Cellar Tour is a highlight of any visit to Haute Cabriere and always busy, especially with Achim von Arnim himself often conducting the tour, you can understand why! Thank you very much for visiting and for the kind words and we couldn't agree more as a 'must-do trip' Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind... More

North Yorkshire, England
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453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

This was our first stop on the tram tour and I think they gave us the most information about the wines we were tasting and that light red wine that was on the list and nearly everyone bought was fantastic. Wish I could buy it here.

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere, responded to this review

Hi jean-s, Many thanks for both visiting us and for taking the time to write your review. The Unwooded Pinot Noir is one of our most popular wines and you don't have to wait until your next visit to South Africa to buy some as it is available through our UK distributor. Please contact htfwinesdotCOdotUK and you'll not only find... More

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