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Haute Cabriere Tasting Room

Address: Pass Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 (021) 876 8500
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Ranked #19 of 40 Activities in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: Situated on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, Haute Cabriere – The Home of Pierre Jourdan...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Nice vineyard with a lot of history and professionalism – AND a willingness to share. The cellars and production facilities are open for visiting and after you can taste their wines in the shade with a view over the fields

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

Hi PSyhler, Thank you for your review. We are very fortunate to work in such a beautiful environment from the aromas of wine in our barrel cellar to stunning views over the Franschhoek Valley below. What better way to spend a sunny afternoon. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards,... More 

Cape Town
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The wine-tasting was excellent. They do what many of the local estates are doing with buying a list of wines to taste. The hostess was informative and the wines, of course, were wonderful (it is Haute Cabriere, after all!) The pinto noir/chardonnay "champagne" is awesome. The negative was that the wines to buy were no cheaper and in one or... More 

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

Dear James, Thank you kindly for your feedback; I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience of your visit to the farm, and that the wine tasting delivered on your expectations. Haute Cabriere does indeed offer a truly magnificent setting (yes, I still appreciate it, even though I see it every day) and I am glad that... More 

Wellington, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
39 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We stopped at Haute Cabriere for basically one thing, To learn the proper way to open champagne or sparkling wine using a saber. After being shown, several members of our party were given the opportunity to try the technique. we learned some of the history behind it as well as sampled some sparkling wine.

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

Hi Stephen, Thank you for joining us and taking the time to post your comments. With the correct technique and by following a few rules being able to sabrage is a wonderful showpiece to show your friends back home. Just remember to use quality MCC or Champagne! Enjoy the rest of your stay in South Africa and travel safely. Kind... More 

Savannah
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Known wine farm with usually good wines and service. Brought friends for a tasting- and were told that Tasting closed 30 minutes before advertised time. We advised the server that website said 4pm. We were told to buy wine at restaurant. I have just read another review with similar issues- and the MD's reply that website would be updated. Please... More 

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

Dear CPT-WineFoodie We are terribly sorry that you were disappointed by your visit to Haute Cabriere, having travelled all the way from Stellenbosch with your friends. You should have certainly been served at 16h00, as we only close at 17h00, as stated on our website. Just to reiterate what I tried to explain in my previous comment: Obviously, when our... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The place was packed and we could only get a table inside where is was dark and hot with no air conditioning. The service was slow due to the overwhelming number of patrons. Its best to book a table in advance and request one outside. The place has a great and fun ambiance which we enjoyed. The wine is good... More 

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

Dear Zanele N, Thank you very much for your feedback; we are glad you enjoyed your visit, despite it being a little crowded. You would have noticed that the Cape has been experiencing a very busy summer season, and we are fortunate enough that Haute Cabriere remains a popular destinations among many South Africans and foreigners alike. We apologise for... More 

Vienna, Austria
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

we were welcome by the guards at the parking in the most friendly way you can imagine, they showed us the way to the tasting area. Then the service was over. After 30 minutes we could start with the tasting which was a pinot noir chardonnay experience I did not expect in south africa. Unfortunatel they have the restaurant completel... More 

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

Dear Gunther H, Thanks a lot for your visit and your feedback – I am glad to hear you enjoyed our wines. For the benefit of other TripAdvisor readers, I would like to point out that to round off our tasting experience, water and biscuits are indeed available to our guests. I am sorry that you left with the impression... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Have always loved the wine but so very dissapointed in the service after we arrived at the venue at 3 and the staff Eben informed us that the tasting room closes at 2:30 as the staff is very tired.... especially since the website and the venue indicate stating closes at 4. So much for that.... guess I will have to... More 

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

Hi Riette S, Thank you very much for your feedback. I can assure you that the matter will be taken up with the staff members on duty. The way you were communicated to is certainly not in line with our standards. At the same time, we will also update the information on our website to be more specific as to... More 

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I've enjoyed the Haute Cabriere wines for a long time, so a visit to the estate was overdue. The tasting room is sensational. Awesome atmosphere and views to die for. Yip, this is a good way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

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

Hi Zimbo66traveller, Thank you for joining us and for the lovely comments. We really are very fortunate to have such stunning views from our Restaurant and Tasting Room over the Franschhoek Valley. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Staff is greate and very knowledgeable. Love their wines and will always return! Time well spent !!!

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

Hi Douline P, Thank you for joining us and for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you here again soon. Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Beautiful views and their sparking wine, rose and Chardonnay are great on a hot summers day. We enjoyed the views under pretty white parasols. Only disappointment was a misunderstanding on food. We arrived wanting to have lunch, but were told that they do not serve food. Turns out that the cellar does not, but there is a restaurant on the... More 

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

Hi Ladymaridm, Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to post your review. Thank you also for your food comments as we do have a full restaurant next door to the Tasting Room that does serve lunch and even have a “Delicious Little Things” Menu for small bites after lunch has finished. We look forward to welcoming... More 

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