Marianne Wine Estate
Marianne Wine Estate
4.5
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A unique wine tasting experience. OPEN everyday of the year from 11am to 5pm. A boutique wine farm offering an excellent array of Tasting Experiences, including the famous Wine & Biltong Pairing. Situated in an elevated setting at the Simonsberg Mountain, take in far reaching views over vineyards and mountain ranges, whilst enjoying some of the finest wines the Cape has to offer - presented by passionate and informative staff.
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LaraR87
Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Family
Tried to visit Marianne Tasting room today. Staff were unfriendly. We waited to be seated and were blatantly ignored. We hovered around the entrance- unlike other tasting rooms, no temperature check done... we waited, then waited at the shop... then walked to the bar... all the while staff were talking to each other. Eventually we decided to leave- they watched us walk out. It was an exceptional experience because most of the other wine estates we've visit have always been really welcoming and service is generally of the high standard. I wouldn't recommend.
Written December 11, 2020
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ashleyradley
Cape Town, South Africa84 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We are locals and have been visiting Marianne for the past 11 years. In the past the service was excellent and tasting room friendly. Shocked after not visiting for 4 years to find things have not stayed the same, service bad (very slow to bring a wine list and explain what can be tasted, etc.) and tasting room very noisy with music far too loud. Found the wines have not improved but the prices have gone up. Won't visit again as there are far too many better farms to visit in the Western Cape that offer better service and excellent wines.
Written January 29, 2024
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JulesW
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
We were due to stay at the Marianne for 2 nights as part of our tour of SA. I had booked the rip over a year ago and had asked to be accommodated in the villa. Having the Floreal on site to go to eat was also important as the place is a bit remote and we didn’t want to drive for dinner.
As I had booked so long ago I emailed in February to confirm and Cisca the manager e mailed me to confirm all was in order. When we arrived she then advised that the villa had been closed to guests and that the Floreal was also closed. Two other rooms had been made available to us. Whilst these rooms were ok they were not what we had booked. Cisca suggested that we could sit on the terrace of one for drinks in the evening. This terrace consisted of a tiny square patio and a barred window looking out onto a patch of weeds. Not majestic view of the vineyards to be had. We were obviously disappointed yes and decided to find somewhere else to stay. Cisca promised that she would send me a form to process a refund for our deposit as she understood that what we had booked was not available. To date no form has been forthcoming despite several emails being sent to remind her
An extremely disappointing experience
Written April 7, 2022
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shonufsaved
Oak Lawn, IL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This wine estate was absolutely breathtaking so beautiful. The property was well kept and appeared as if it was used for a movie. The vineyard made you want to take a walk and sample the grapes. Having never visited a wine estate before made Marianne even more exciting. Our group (Zebraadventures) had a tight daily schedule, however, after checking into their guesthouse I didn’t want to leave.
Written March 13, 2023
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Bob A
Saint Paul, MN35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The tasting room has great views, but the wine was OK, not bad, but not great either. This was part of a group tour, so we felt rushed, but that wasnt because of the estate, more to do with the tour. so maybe if we had more time to enoy the wine, I would have like it more.
Written April 6, 2020
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Jesi707
Frankfurt, Germany563 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
We have been here for 2 days with 3 small children. We had a very good time enjoying the pools, as well as good wine and food. The room was nicely designed and spacious and with 2 bedrooms convenient for the family. Breakfast and dinner were nice as well. We can definitely recommend it.
Written January 12, 2024
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Nancy V
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Marianne Wine Estate was beautiful. We had a villa for our women’s Zebra Adventures group. Beautiful private pool and large space to gather. They served a nice breakfast with fresh fruit and choice of warm breakfast. Beautiful views to enjoy with the large windows and doors for open air concept!
Written March 20, 2023
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John P
Whickham, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Good venue for relaxation and wine tasting. Nice grounds to go walking around. Rooms were spacious and well maintained. Helpful staff.
Organised taxis well into Stellenbosch
Written March 10, 2024
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Baldipaul
Rugby, UK169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We stayed one night in a hotel exchange through Interval International. We were attending a wedding at a nearby wine estate and this was the closest accommodation. We had a two bedroom loft, though there was only one toilet and bathroom. The room was very nice, with a fridge and a living room. there was a complimentary bottle of wine in the room on arrival and we were given a complimentary wine tasting, where we must have tasted about twelve different wines (the vast majority red wines - the estate doesn't produce much white). Even though it was a timeshare exchange breakfast was also included, and this was a very nice simple buffet selection with a few hot dishes (bacon, cheese grillers & scrambled eggs). It is a very quiet and a little bit of the beaten track but well worth finding.
Written December 20, 2019
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Housam Elkouteini
Denver, CO1,560 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We had a great experience with the wine tasting at Marianne Wine Estate. We tried many kinds and the staff there was so helpful explaining each kind. Highly recommend for wine lovers
Written August 29, 2018
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