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Mont Rochelle

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Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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$116.65*
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Full-Day Winelands Tour with Tastings from Cape Town
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So beautiful!!!

We selected Mont Rochelle as had read that it is very beautiful. Also, the fact that it is owned by Richard Branson made it a must visit. One has to say that this is one has the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maulin_Parekh
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We returned for Sunday lunch. The service was attentive, helpful and courteous. The food was delicious. And the wine and setting speak for themselves. Thank you Mont Rochelle !

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected Mont Rochelle as had read that it is very beautiful. Also, the fact that it is owned by Richard Branson made it a must visit. One has to say that this is one has the most pretty views. The wines were good but the views and the ambience actually made everything irrelevant.

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Maulin_Parekh, Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful review, we loved reading your kind words! We hope that we are able to tempt you back as we would be so happy to see you again. Kind Regards, James Basson General Manager gm@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular views, lovely looking Hotel and restaurant but the poor food and service let it down. May have been a one of as a friend ate there on Saturday and had a lovely meal. Shame but I could only recommend for the views.

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Thank Golferaj1
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Golferaj1, Whilst it was fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the views, I was disappointed to hear that the food and service did not quite match up to your expectations. I would really appreciate the opportunity to chat to you further about your experience and have included my contact details below. I hope to hear from you soon. Kind... More 

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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

We landed up at this estate not knowing it was Richard Bransons. And it was a lovely experience. The montain views, the wine tasting, the staff, the nibbles everything was 10 on 10. Totally worth a visit!

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Thank Mehak C
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Mehakchoudhari, We loved reading your review of Mont Rochelle so thank you for taking the time to share such kind words. We especially loved hearing that you felt everything was 10 out of 10, what a compliment! We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again someday. Kind regards, James Basson General Manager james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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194 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

This estate is owned by Richard Branson so you would expect the best, but it is not. We went here both for wine tasting as well as New Years Eve celebrations. It is situated on a hill just outside Franschhoek and on the wine tram (can strongly recommend) route. The food offered for the wine pairing was mediocre at best.... More 

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Tor_Malmros, I was very disappointed to hear that your New Year’s Eve with us was not quite what you were expecting and I would like to take this opportunity to personally apologise that we fell short of your expectations, particularly on an evening that comes but once a year. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to chat to... More 

Botswana
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

The picnic basket is nicely filled with good food in separate boxes. The food is tasty but the salads are to warm as the boxes were taken out of the fridge to early. You get a per box a blanket. There is a small dam where you can enjoy the picnic with a nice view.

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Thank Katrijn_Jeroen
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Katrijn_Jeroen, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us following your picnic at Mont Rochelle. It was a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the food, and I would like to thank you very much for sharing your valued feedback about the salads. Please rest assured that your comments have been passed on to our... More 

Yorkshire
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217 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

Nice wine flight, reasonably priced too. Slightly soulless tasting room but nice location. Worth a visit but there are better.

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Thank YorkshireTwig
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear YorkshireTwig, Whilst it was great to hear that you enjoyed your wine flight with us, I was sorry to hear that some elements of your visit did not quite live up to your expectations. We very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Mont Rochelle one day and if you would like to visit us... More 

Strand, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We hosted our friends from Canada and ordered picnic baskets in advance. We arrived early and had a drink in the mean time. We were first in line and waited the longest for our baskets. When we opened the baskets most of the cutlery was dirty and the salads didn't look fresh any more. Very disappointing.

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Thank Rynie Z
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Rynie Z, Following our recent correspondence I would like to once again express my sincere apologies that you left us feeling disappointed and reassure you that your comments have been shared with the team to help us as we continually strive to offer the best service and experience to our guests. I very much hope that we have the... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Amazing time of wine tasting followed by a pre-ordered picnic lunch (highly recommended). Great location with brilliant views of the valley. Wine tasting was really enjoyable but the highlight was the picnic.

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Thank N_A_8387
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear N_A_8387, Thank you very much for taking the time to share this lovely review of your visit to Mont Rochelle. We were thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the wine tasting, and our Head Chef was especially pleased to hear that you felt your picnic was a highlight! We hope you’ll be back someday soon! Kind Regards, James Basson... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We visited this winery on a wine tram tour for a tasting. When we finally got some attention from one of the waiters he came to pour a glass without asking what wines we did or didn't want to try. Disappointing start as you pay for the tastings and select either 3 or 5 wines to taste. When I questioned... More 

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Thank Amanda M
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Amanda P, Whilst it was an absolute pleasure to hear that you thought the winery was beautiful, I was sorry to hear that your wine tasting experience was not what you were hoping for. It was also disappointing to hear that the service you received was not to the level we ordinarily pride ourselves in and I’d like to... More 

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