Cape Town, South Africa
The Jewel in the Crown of South Africa
Cape Town is the oldest and second largest city in South Africa and also the seat of the country’s Parliament. From the incredible flat-topped Table Mountain which dominates the skyline down to the sapphire waters of Table Bay, Cape Town is simply stunning, but this city is more than a pretty face.
There are art galleries, trendy bars, exquisite dining and exceptional shopping. It’s easy to see why some of Africa’s most innovative artists and designers choose to call Cape Town home, drawn by the city’s innate beauty and unique culture.
Wine tasting in South Africa
Getting to know Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle is located just an hour’s drive from the city in the suburban town of Franschhoek. Often referred to as the French Corner of the Western Cape Provence, this vineyard town is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa. It’s the ideal spot for this 26-bedroom hotel – a foodie and wine lover’s paradise.
The Country Kitchen at Mont Rochelle
Take a short drive from the hotel and guests will find The Country Kitchen – a gorgeous spot for a casual lunch or dinner. With incredible views and beautiful interiors, this is the place to soak up a South African sunset with bite to eat and an ice cold glass of wine.
MIKO Restaurant at Mont Rochelle
MIKO is a gourmet hotspot that showcases the very best produce and seasonal ingredients from South Africa paired with world class wines. Whether it’s a cozy dinner for two or a special occasion, MIKO provides the perfect setting.
Wine tasting at Mont Rochelle is part of everyday life, that’s what makes it so special. Sessions can be arranged in a variety of locations – each unique but equally beautiful – whether it’s al fresco in The Country Kitchen or amongst the barrels in the wine cellar.
Mont Rochelle Wine and vineyards
At Mont Rochelle, the vineyards are situated between 250m and 400m above sea level and cultivate various grape varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The micro climates created as a result of the Mediterranean-like conditions see dry summers and high winter rainfalls – perfectly suited to nurturing vineyards. Cool breezes in the Franschhoek valley allow for a longer ripening period and the ability to produce wines less suited to hotter parts of the country. The exclusive range of wines available are produced in limited quantities and offer something suited to all tastes.