La Bri Estate
La Bri Estate
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ronan T
Reading, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
What can i say, location is beautiful, wines lovely and the staff completely in tune with the wines they sell. After a long day tasting at several farms was already quite mellow, but went to another level here. Well done. Allow at least an hour for this stop.
Written February 23, 2020
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Mike48
Hampshire, England1,545 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Called in to look around on our way to the airport and stumbled into a real gem!

An attractive vineyard and on the day we visited it was quiet. We sat on the rear terrace at the back of the tasting room under a very welcome umbrella as it was very hot and sunny. The view across the vines to the mountains is amazing.

We ended up having a glass of wine and a half cheese platter which was stunning - extremely well presented, generous portions and fantastic cheese. Cost extremely reasonable and great wine.

We were served by Reading who went above and beyond to make us welcome - he also shared some of his considerable knowledge of the wine and the vineyard with us in answer to our questions.

We think this is the best vineyard in Franschhoek - visit by car, tram or Uber
Written February 3, 2024
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,431 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This was the last stop on my Wine Tram curated full day wine tour, so a lot of wine had been tasted before my group arrived. The offering here is totally different to other wineries. Instead of just the usual wine tasting, they do three different tastings matching their wines to either chocolates, biltong or Turkish Delight. Sounds odd, but it worked really well, especially thanks to the lady running the tasting, Wendy who had a great sense of humour and was able to relate to our group superbly well. It was the perfect contrast to what we had done before and the perfect end to a great day.
Written February 3, 2020
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alanpennell99
Godalming, UK48 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
From reviews we were very much looking forward to this visit but were not guided to seats and staff were not overly helpful or attentive. Another group were given a tour and the vineyard was busy so the experience was not as good for us as others on the day we took the wine tram tour. Chocolate and biltong was nice as were wines but perhaps not the best time to visit.
Written April 5, 2024
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Inspire30600692743
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
After the December holidays I've had time to reflect on our total experience of the festive season and the one experience that stands out and which I will never forget, is La Bri.

This was a memorable experience for all the right and pleasurable reasons - exquisite wine tasting in a beautiful setting with a knowledgeable and witty hostess guiding us through the process of appreciating, pairing and increasing our knowledge of the science of wine.
Possibly the most pleasurable experience for the "wrong reason" :) was when I thought I lost my cellphone and Irene was there to help me - thank you for the special act of kindness.
Written January 9, 2024
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gogecko747
Cape Town Central, South Africa43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Beautiful wine tasting room with a long wooden table. Great wines with good pairing options. I can also recommend the cheese platter. Fireplace for winter. Staff are efficient and friendly. Unfortunately not really wheelchair friendly due to the staircase leading up to the tasting room.
Written February 16, 2020
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Alex R
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Amazing. Freud to staff who catered and gave some
Kids a chocolate and juice pairing. Was a nice touch.

Good platters of biltong and cheese platter. Made a difference after some places don’t offer good.

Would come back for sure.
Written December 29, 2022
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Amy C
Dubai, United Arab Emirates59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
A group of friends researched which line we would like to take and ended up going on the green line. We also thought carefully about which stop we would be making and we were not disappointed with this stop. Two of us ordered the Turkish delight pairings which was delicious! Another friend tried the chocolate pairings and they also enjoyed it. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable and it was a relaxed atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
Written April 8, 2023
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Lloyd Loots
Pretoria, South Africa224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
I can remember the day I 1st discovered La Bri. It was at the Fijnwijn festival in Pretoria 4 years ago, and since that day, it has firmly remained on my list of favourites & was the real reason for the start of my love affair with Chardonnay. So I was rather excited to head to Franschhoek to visit the estate.

How is the view from the tasting room looking out over the vineyard & up onto the mountains? Definitely a spot that I can see myself sitting & enjoying a day of fine wines with friends.

Lets start off by just looking at these bottles? How simple, yet elegant right? So there is a story behind these. Every varietal has a specific flower that has been paired up with the wine. (Look at the top of the wine bottles & the colours, they match up with the colours of the flowers.)

- Viognier: Ixia Viridiflora (Green Ixia)
- Chardonnay: Clivia Miniata (Yellow Clivia)
- Syrah: Herbae (Herbs)
- Cabernet Sauvignon: Watsonia Alba (White Watsonia)
- Affinity: Geissorhiza Radians (Wine Cup)
- Merlot: Amaryllis Belladonna (March Lily)

Also, on that note. Ever flower used is found on the La Bri property. So much attention to detail. I love it. Read more here about the pairing of the flowers to the wines, it really is quite interesting.

So when I set out on this #WineRoutingWithLloyd trip, my mission was to find unique experiences to write home about. I must say, I found one at La Bri, that makes me smile every time I think back on it & I thank winemaker - Irene Waller for sitting down & talking me through it.

- Wine & Lokum pairing.
- Wine & Chocolate pairing.
- Wine & Biltong pairing.

Each pairing is unique in it's own way. Handcrafted local Lokum, or Turkish Delight as you may otherwise know it. Dark Belgian chocolate, which is handcrafted just down the road at the local chocolatier & then selected by the winemaker. Then a truly South African one, is Biltong.

Each pairing in it's own is something different, in tastes, textures & feels. For those wanting something more informal, the Biltong pairing is just that, where you are able to experiment with each, mixing & matching Biltong & wine to what your palate prefers.

The Lokum pairing, is not that pink & white powdered turkish delight that your grandma used to buy & stock in the cupboard. This delight is something more crafted & specific with roasted nuts, mint, apricot & even ginger. Don't worry, not all in the same piece though.

Then the dark Belgain Chocolates are made specifically for La Bri by the local chocolatier & are only available at La Bri. So you won't be able to buy them in store, which definitely makes it unique. (I must tell you that at one point after a bite of chocolate & sip of your wine, the aftertaste will be as if you've just eaten a peppermint crisp chocolate.)

I don't want to give away too much here in the tasting profiles & lead you on to what you should be tasting, as with a pairing I always believe you need to let your own palate tell you what you are experiencing.

La Bri boasts with a state of the art gravity fed wine cellar. And it it actually open for visitors to take a self-walk tour through.

One more thing to mention is that La Bri has introduced a new wine under 'Double Door.' Which initially was only a 'glipsie' as Irene says, but was just so good that they bottled it back in 2016 when the 11 rows of Viognier didn't have a good enough yield & the press had to be topped up with Chardonnay. Resulting in a 52% Viognier & 48% Chardonnay blend that is a must try.

So on a side note, my love affair for Syrah started the day I sat at in this tasting room. This is a interesting experience that gives you enough freedom to arrive not knowing a lot about pairing wines with foods, & play around until the pairing makes enough sense for your palate.
Written July 5, 2018
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Danielle m
Perth, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
This small boutique winery is one not to miss...a great wine and biltong experience on the balcony with a simply amazing view. Highly recommended, staff were great.
Written February 17, 2019
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