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

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Didn't meet our high expectations

We chose this winery because of the great reviews of vineyard and especially their highly rated wines. It is indeed quite charming though we didn't feel the wines were worth the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Robert B
New York City, New York
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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125 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wine tasting venue on the yellow wine tram route. What a disappointment. The staff member had very little knowledge of the wine, was extremely unfriendly, rude and bored with the five of us. Only one person did the wine tasting because of her attitude. The carafe with tap water was cloudy and dirty and we were advised not to... More 

Thank anetclinical
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were unfriendly and uninformed the wines are overpriced and I will never again bring friends to this unfriendly place!!!

Thank Charles W
New York City, New York
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86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this winery because of the great reviews of vineyard and especially their highly rated wines. It is indeed quite charming though we didn't feel the wines were worth the hype and we didn't think our server seemed very knowledgeable

Thank Robert B
Durbanville, South Africa
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299 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

A few of us dropped in for a wine tasting. The venue is rustic but attractive. However, there is limited seating inside. For R60 one can taste three wines from the non reserve list and two from the reserve. The lady who attended to us was not all that professional. Some of the wines were very good but I thought... More 

Thank georgestof
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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).

Thank Devin H
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

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.

Thank Colleen K
Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 

Thank DVSOdin
Fairfax, Virginia
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384 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

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 

Thank majiksea
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194 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

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.

Thank packyderm
Johannesburg, South Africa
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250 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank edubimonte

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