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Mont Rochelle

Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 21 876 3000
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Ranked #33 of 46 things to do in Franschhoek
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went to Mont Rochelle for a wine tasting and little did we know we'd get an all round experience. We were absolutely charmed by the passionate explanations, the wonderful staff, and the absolutely superb quality of the food. I highly recommend the cheese platter and chutneys to go with the wines or as a starter, they are just great.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived on horseback in need of some wine and a soft seat, which there was plenty of, the wine I mean. I might have been hot and tired from the ride but I don't recall anyone telling us that Mont Rochelle was owned by Richard Branson? (Saw it in the glasses and googled it). The lady was not the... More 

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Berkshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just opened- and Mr Branson's latest acquisition. You can stay at hotel and go to dinner at Indochine restaurant- or just visit and go for a wine tasting and casual lunch. Superb views across the valley and great friendly service.

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Johannesburg
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Really slow service at wine tasting and uninformed staff. Not what we expected from Richard Branson. The farm has such a rich heritage but we were super disappointed in the atmosphere, service and staff. The wine was also below average compared to what we expected. Pricing cheap and quality too.

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Ireland, Indiana
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90 reviews 90 reviews
10 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Gem of a place to stay, recently refurbished, excellent service and good food. Mini bar provides all your needs with welcome No Charge! A first

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Kuils River, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I can definitely suggest to stop here if you are doing the wine tram. The views from Mont Rochelle is breathtaking, and the restaurant / tasting room is modern and try to maximise the views by having open terraces where you could enjoy your wine. We stopped here to have a picnic. Albeit a bit pricey (but worth it) the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This was our first stop on the Franschhoek Wine Tram. There were around 15 other people that were with us from the tram, so they had quite a lot of people to attend to at the same time. Because the wine tram runs on a set timetable the wineries should be able to anticipate crowds of people, however there was... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

On a recent trip to Franschhoek we chose to stay at Mont Rochelle as we have experienced a few very nice stays there before. Unfortunately the hotel is 'tired' and in need of improvement in many ways. The gardens are neglected, the rooms and bathrooms are too well used and overall everything a bit shabby. This is not a five... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The tour given by the Mont Rochelle people is brief but very nice. The wines are also good. Especially the red ones.

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London
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786 reviews 786 reviews
254 attraction reviews
505 helpful votes 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had some amazing Chardonnays at this winery.  They also do food which looked good - sadly we were too full to eat anything.  The view from the front of the winery is stubborn.  Worth visiting.

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