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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 46 things to do 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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Paphos, Cyprus
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

the first time we visited we were too late for the tasting so enjoyed a bottle of the Pierre Jourdan belle rose (bubbles) on the terrace with some tapas dishes; all excellent and served professionally overlooking the franschoek valley on a sunny afternoon (doesn't get much better) so we went back 2 days later to enjoy the wine cellar tour... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Stunning view. It will take your breathe away! Food was superb and at first the service was painfully slow, they were exetremely busy, but soon the service picked up to excellence. This place is beyond a treat and I loved the afternoon we spent wine tasting and eating here.

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

Hi nickykatz, We really are very fortunate to work in such a wonderful place as this. Not many people can say they have such stunning views from work as we do! Thank you for joining us and for taking the time to post your review. Your comments are very much appreciated and we look forward to you joining us in... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
34 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We entered the dimly lit tasting room in the early afternoon, and found it to be a classy yet cosy establishment. Our guide was friendly and very helpful and we settled in for a good tasting for only R50. As usual the Pinot Noir remains good and we ordered some of the Reserve to take home. Our patronage was thanked... More 

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

Hi RuMark, Thank you for your kind words and for visiting us. It is always rewarding to hear that the friendliness of the staff is appreciated, as we pride ourselves in striving towards making every guests visit as enjoyable as possible. We look forward to welcoming you back to Haute Cabriere soon. Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More 

Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We just ate dinner. The Tuna Carpaccio was served on a piece of black glass, it had no taste and the glass platter was full of old finger prints. The main course Sirlon steak came well done instead of medium rare after waiting 40 minutes for it. It 2as replaced with a medium rare portion but it was not tasty... More 

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

Dear Gary Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal at our Restaurant. The chef and his team have been made aware of this incident, they will deal with it as a matter of urgency, and will be sure to look out for this in the... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

there are many great winery's in this wine region but this is the only one we attended at which payment was taken before the tasting and the presentation by the vintner was made with total disinterest. The wines were good, the setting superb, the presentation mediocre at best.

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

Dear RB107 I apologise sincerely for the mediocre presentation you witnessed on Saturday. Without wanting to make excuses – as I fully agree with you that our guests always deserve the host’s full attention – I would just like explain that we are in the middle of our grape harvest at the moment. This is a very stressful and tiring... More 

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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
39 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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