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Awesome... all I can say!!!!! Beautiful place, wine and cheese platters to die for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
YolandeW54
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Tranquil, cosy and warm

The light from the fire creating magic in the fabulous wines, visually stunning in Riedel... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Jandreart
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Surrounded by the magnificent western mountains, and overlooking the Breede River; Esona is a husband-and-wife owned wine boutique estate. The grapes are hand-picked and exclusively hand-crafted to articulate a distinctive expression of the single...more
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R317 Robertson Street, Robertson 6705, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome... all I can say!!!!! Beautiful place, wine and cheese platters to die for😍😍😍😍😍😍😍 mountains all round you, cosmopolitain view and feeling♥️♥️♥️More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank YolandeW54
Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow Yolande, what a lovely review you have given us. We are very proud of our passionate staff who add the final 'cherry' to the top of our venue, wine, cheese platters and views. All the best for 2019 and please come again soon and...More

Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location, their "vertical tasting" was very informative and the staff were helpful. Service was VERY slow compared to other local vineyards, could hear staff but didn't feel attended to.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah M
Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Dear Sarah, Glad you enjoyed the location and "vertical tasting" at our small farm/boutique winery. We have spoken to our team about the slow service and you feeling that you were not being attended to. We have addressed this with the manager and will follow...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018

The light from the fire creating magic in the fabulous wines, visually stunning in Riedel glasses. We opted not to have the tasting as we were already familiar with the wines and settled for the 2014 Shiraz and Chardonnay with a platter of ostrich pate...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jandreart
Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded July 18, 2018

Good day....thank you for visiting Esona and your kind words. The four seasons in Robertson Wine Valley are different and magical. Winter always is tranquil, cosy and warm! We invite you to visit the valley and Esona during the other three seasons to experience each...More

Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting, didn’t know what to expect but turned out to be a good one. Older vintages of whites showing better balance. Reds (Shiraz) a little on the higher alcohol spectrum but good. Shiraz platter was a winner. Thanks to Eldine for the good service.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tariro_Masayiti
Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Dear Tarirom, thank you for your kind words. Look forward to your next visit. Regards Rowan & Caryl

Reviewed April 11, 2018

Wonderful service in an amazing setting. Really different and special too. Charmaine was wonderful - made us really welcome and took us through the wines in a very entertaining and interesting way. Look forward to going back again some day soon!More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank StevenRochesBrunes
Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Dear Steven. Thank you for your kind words - we will convey them to Charmaine and the team. We look forward to welcoming you again to Esona and maybe you could book for our Taste the Difference wine tasting experience in the kuip (old candle...More

Reviewed March 15, 2018

If you are really interested in how the shape of a glass has an effect on the nose and taste of the wine then you should definitely visit the Esona winery. We did a vertical tasting of their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Shiraz, each served...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dewald R
Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018

Dear Dewald, our team were happy to host and demonstarte to you the 'mystical' experience in comparing wine (nose and taste) in an ordinary wine glass and a grape specific glass. Please pop in again and experience our wine and art pairing...great fun...debating and with...More

Reviewed March 5, 2018

Esona encapsulates all that is great about the Robertson Wine Region: stunning views, relaxed atmosphere and best of all warm and friendly people. The boutique winery capitalized on their stunning views with a deck that overlooks the Breede river, vineyards, and mountains. The staff were...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hazelnut641
Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you for calling in at Esona Boutique Wine / Caryl's Deli and also thank you for your kind words. Our team enjoyed your visit and look forward to your next visit. During your visit, book for our unique Taste the Difference wine tasting experience...More

Reviewed February 11, 2018

This was our last stop on our wine tasting tour, and Esona did not disappoint. We sat out upstairs on the terrace area overlooking the beautiful fields with the sun beating down on us. We tried all of their wine, which was quite good, but...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Morning Alan, glad you had a pleasent visit to Esona Boutique Wine. We look forward to welcoming you back when you could enjoy our deli offerings and experience our unique Taste the Difference wine tasting held in the 'kuip'. Regards Rowan, Caryl and Team

Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

We went to Esona for a platter and some wine. We waited more than an hour for a simple platter and they were out of nuts.More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Elené B
Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Our apologies that you had to wait for more than an hour for your cheese platter on Saturday 27 January. Also, that we had run out of specific nuts. As this is so unlike the normal standard of service by our team, I have reviewed...More

Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

We read up about the best wine tasting, location and light lunch and visited Esona. The view is great and the location is very relaxing. Unfortunately, it took ages for us to be served and get some wine and when the Sav Blanc 2014 came...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Matthew_CTN
Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2017

Dear Disappointed Visitor to Esona. Our apologies for the lower than usual service you experienced during your recent visit to Esona. Our humblest apology for the below standard of service - we cannot defend ourselves for this. We've had a downturn in number of visitors...More

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