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La Rochelle Wine Tours

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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 83 301 6774
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La Rochelle Tours was established in 2000 with the main focus being on...

La Rochelle Tours was established in 2000 with the main focus being on conducting personalised wine tours in small groups and visiting less commercial wineries when possible. Our specialized wine tourism guides are all educated by the Cape Wine Academy. All guided tours and transfers by La Rochelle Tours are done in a professional way and we exceed expectations on a daily basis. We like to share information about wine in a fun and relaxing manner...wine should be enjoyed and learning more about it can be fun.

We are based in Franschhoek and we would love to share our passion for wine with you! We now also offer restaurant (lunch/dinner) transfers in Franschhoek (until 22h00 daily). Transfers to and from Franschhoek and Cape Town International Airport now also available.

Collections for wine tours from Franschhoek, Stellenbosch & Paarl.

Contact us directly when booking to ensure we plan the best possible day for you!

The Team: Danelle, Aylmer (Tour Guides), Johan & Thabo (Drivers)

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I cannot recommend this tour company highly enough. We did a full day Cape Food and Wine tour. Danelle was an amazing guide, full of knowledge and fun. Nothing was too much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I cannot recommend this tour company highly enough. We did a full day Cape Food and Wine tour. Danelle was an amazing guide, full of knowledge and fun. Nothing was too much trouble. The food and wine pairings were superb. What a brilliant day out. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We wrote to La Rochelle to book a self guided half day tour of a few of the majestic Franschhoek wine farms. We were only in town for less than 24 hours and also on a public holiday but the company made ample space for us to go view what we wanted Alma, our guide was outstanding!! So educated and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

The tour was fantastic, we vidited 3 estates and had lunch on another. Aymer (our guide) made the trip went beyond expectations, taking us to and pointing us the main sightseeing spots and informing us all about South African culture. To sum it up: Great wine + gorgeous views + best guide ever.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Having been on a similar tour on a trip to America and loved it, we took a gamble on the Mystery Tour from La Rochelle, and were not disappointed. Our guide for the day was Aylmer, who proved to be knowledgable, enthusiastic, funny and good company - a great host! From the outset, Aylmer listened to our wine preferences, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We used La Rochelle just for transfers and pick up / drop off requirements which wasn't just purely a chauffer drive service . On all occasions both Danelle and Johan kept up an informative narrative of the areas we were passing through and any questions posed from us were knowledgably answered along with accompanying anecdotes which only comes with nearly... More 

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Pool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We went on the wine cheese olive oil tour with Danielle on 16th February We had a great day Danielle was very knowledge friendly and professional Visited 3vineyards and a different restaurant for lunch Cannot fault a thing Will definitely use again when in Franschhoek

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Danelle’s tour was amazing! The vineyards she selected for the tour incorporated some that we had asked specifically about and others that gave us a sense of the scope of winemaking in Franschhoek. What impressed us most was Danelle’s extensive knowledge about winemaking and wine tasting. She was informative without ever being pretentious or snobbish. Over all, a terrific tour... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We had two days set aside in the Franschhoek/Stellenbosch area for wine tastings. After some initial searches online I found out that La Rochelle reviewed very well on Trip Advisor. I got in contact with Johan and we agreed to start with a normal "wine tour" followed by the "Gourmet tour" on the second day. Pick up/drop-off at our hotel... More 

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LaRochelleTours, Owner at La Rochelle Wine Tours, responded to this review

Dear Mr Westerberg, Thank you so much for the kind words and time to write this stunning review. I will let Aylmer know as soon as he is back home this evening to go have a look. I am really delighted that you enjoyed your day our with us and we would love to host you again in the future. More 

Canada Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

A great tour with delicious tastings and secret pairings! Very informative and friendly driver that caters to your suggestions.

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LaRochelleTours, Owner at La Rochelle Wine Tours, responded to this review

Good evening, Thank you so much for your kind message. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Johan Barnard More 

Luderitz, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Whilst on a 2 week holiday in Cape Town,one of the things that was planned was a Full Day Mistery Wine tour with La Rochelle Tours. On the morning of the 3 February, we were picked up at the given address by our Guide Aylmer,who then ventured with us into the Stellenbosh - Franschhoek Wine Valley. Once he knew what... More 

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