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Address: 45 Off R, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 2494

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We visited this wine tasting on the Red Tram which was the 2nd tasting. There was very limited seating in side and the staff was really not very helpful. We had one wine glass... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DVSOdin
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved Chamonix and Denise (I hope that's her name). Sure, it's not Tokara, Delaire or Ernie Ells, but they had delicious wine and above average service. Denise was my favorite part. As much as I love the atmosphere at the fanciest places, Chamonix was more quaint and I felt like it was more real (less for show).

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Thank Devin H
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the second stop on the red route and compared to the first it was very disappointing. You have to use the same glass for all the wine tastings - very unprofessional. The entire experience was very unprofessional and I would no recommend to anyone else. Also quite cramped and not enough space.

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Thank Colleen K
Pretoria, South Africa
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this wine tasting on the Red Tram which was the 2nd tasting. There was very limited seating in side and the staff was really not very helpful. We had one wine glass that we had to keep for the full wine tasting - never getting a clean glass. No options of any food to pair with the wine.... More 

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Thank DVSOdin
Fairfax, Virginia
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366 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small tasting room, even in the winter it was crowded. We had heard great things about the wine so we were looking forward to the tasting, but we would not return. The staff just directed us to find a place to sit and then brought wine and poured it into our glasses. They did show us the label so at... More 

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Thank majiksea
UK
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190 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small tasting room. Very rustic. Have to pay for tasting even if buying unless spend R1000. Lady did not give impression was professional or knew wines. Unwilling to spend time with individual guests. Wanted us to taste what she wanted us to taste. Think whole room had the same. Much better options in Franschoek frankly.

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Thank packyderm
Johannesburg, South Africa
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219 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a good experience at Chamonix. Nice wines and knowledgeable staff. Beautiful place. Great grappa! Negative point is that, different from other wineries, even if you buy wines, they still charge for the wine tasting.

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Thank edubimonte
Michigan
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380 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

I'm surprised to read the poor reviews of this cute little winery as we had a very good experience at the Chamonix. The staff was knowledgeable and the wine was very nice. We enjoyed our visit.

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Thank MichiganTess
Singapore
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31 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

At 60 rand per flight, it is totally not worth it. I would not even have any of them as table wine 😬 The lack of interest in the staff is so obvious. I went on the wine tasting route with intention to buy. Felt it was a waste of my time.

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Thank JojoChan
Calgary, Canada
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104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We came to Chamonix on the wine tram and have been once before. Last year we had a lovely host who knew many things about the wines and gave us quite a chat. This year we were served by someone who knew very little about the wine (only what was on the bottle). She didn't bring water during the tasting... More 

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Thank InYourFaceNutrition
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

We visited the winery on the wine tram tour and for us it a was poor experience when compared with alternate stops on the tour. The wine tasting was the most expensive that we encountered and we sat outside the front of the building facing the road so not much ambience there!. The eating area to the rear was closed... More 

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