Myself and my husband have recently returned from a holiday in south Africa. While there we had the pleasure of staying 3 nights (originally booked 2 - but extended it) at Montagu Vines.
Richard was the perfect host - not intrusive but always there for assistance when needed. Unfortunately we did not taste Richards own wine produced from grapes grown in his vineyard - Beverly Dawn Chenin Blanc - as it had all been sold. However we did get a carafe of wine as promised on arrival and also shared a bottle with Richard the following day. We had been informed that Jessica's restaurant had the last 2 bottles of Beverley Dawn Chenin Blanc but by the time we arrived the customer on table 2 had just ordered the both bottles! So I will have to wait until I make a return visit to taste this special wine.
We missed the tractor ride but on Richards recommendation we visited some of the surrounding vineyards and must admit that we tasted some really wonderful wines. I believe that The Robertson wines are equally, if not better, than those from around the Cape.
We both fell in love with Montagu which is more than a village but smaller than most towns. I felt completely safe walking around the town at nights and no worries about security.
Montagu Vines has 5 separate cottages so that you retain your independence but at the same time you have the opportunity of joining other guest in the garden if you prefer. The accommodation was excellent, spacious, comfortable and spotless. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
I would definitely recommend a stay at Montagu Vines but as there is so much to do and see in the area i would recommend a stay of at least 3 days. Wonderful place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Montagu Vines is situated in the historic conservation area of Montagu. The main farmhouse was built between 1900 and 1910 and reflects the early Victorian influenced Karoo style farmhouse of that period. The 6 Garden rooms and 2 courtyard rooms overlook the newly planted Olive Grove and compliment the stately main house. Following the damage to the vines from the floods of November 2008 the vineyard was removed in 2010 and replanted with an olive grove.We offer our guests a taste of old- fashioned comfort and luxury in the town of Montagu on the world famous "Route 62". You can relax in the splash pool set in the tranquil gardens with magnificent old oak and milkwood trees. Alternatively, you could lounge on the lawns enjoying the glorious views of the surrounding mountains whilst sipping a glass of local wine. Montagu Vines Guesthouse is just a stroll away from the centre of Montagu with its amenities that cater for all tastes and interests. There are restaurants, bistros, historic churches and tranquil gardens for the visitor to enjoy. Montagu Vines guesthouse is the perfect place for those intimate weekends, birthdays, and anniversaries or as a stopover whilst discovering "Route 62" and all it has to offer. You may be lucky and see the "resident" owls perched in the old oak tree or meet one of the big tortoises in the olive grove or surrounding areas that visit from the adjacent nature reserve. ... more less
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