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“Picnic under the trees”

Boschendal Manor & Winery
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$23.69*
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Vine Hopper: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour - Eastern Route
Ranked #4 of 57 things to do in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories. Set in the Drakenstein Valley surrounded by dramatic mountain landscapes, lush gardens and vines, the original farmstead complex is now a national monument with a rich and intriguing history of more than 300 years. Today, Boschendal is a Cape winelands icon and a cherished wine and food destination. Our vineyards and fruit trees have been joined by vegetable gardens and a growing herd of free range, 100% pasture fed Angus cattle reflecting our commitment to serving wholesome farm-to-table food. Guest accommodation is also a recent addition to the farm with luxurious cottage accommodation ranging from the exclusive and historic Rhodes Cottage built by Sir Herbert Baker to the elegantly restored Werf Cottages. Cottage guests enjoy access to the entire farm where they can walk and cycle on trails through mountain fynbos, dine under the stars, have picnics and sundowners in exclusive areas, fly-fish in the dams and swim in pristine mountain water.
Gersau, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Picnic under the trees”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

The picnic was good but not great. I think it might be a bit commercialised but the venue is still lovely. Service was good.

Could they please correct the spelling on the board outside the picnic spot? It states: Warning. Water feature could be hazerdous. I kid you not!

Visited December 2011
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Quesnel, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“beautiful location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

what a great setting for tasting great wine! Friendly staff, and beautiful pictures of the scenery around the tasting room. We sat outside in the sunshine

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“What a wonderful picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

A beautiful picnic under the trees served by lovely staff. The picnic was delivered and contained gorgeous pate, salad, meats, fish, cheese etc. All served individually prepared in wicker baskets. The wine was fantastic, particularly the Blanc de Noir Rose. We would definitely recommend if you are in the area.

Visited October 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“She's Old but Graceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

With the group we enjoyed a mid afternoon wine tasing under the huge old oak. 6 wines on offer, very well presented by the Staff and a delight. Very well spent R30.00

Visited September 2012
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Betty's Bay, South Africa
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“Picnic here is a must !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

Always my favourite wine farm, for a lazy day and the picnic in the warmer, spring & summer months, great setting, real style

Visited April 2012
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