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Maison Estate

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Address: R45, Franschhoek, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 2116
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US$140.39*
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Private Food and Wine Tour in Franschhoek
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Private Foodie Tour in Franschhoek from Cape Town

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Innovative food, beautiful setting

We stopped in at Maison for a short tasting and lunch (from the wine tram). For a tasting you are only allowed out the front but this is very pleasant garden. For lunch you get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
marvelmartin
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Derby, UK
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Derby, UK
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143 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in at Maison for a short tasting and lunch (from the wine tram). For a tasting you are only allowed out the front but this is very pleasant garden. For lunch you get the run of the place. The wine was good but the food much better. reminded me of Ottolenghi's place in London. Beautifully prepared small plates... More 

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Thank marvelmartin
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Goo day, Thank you so much for your review of The Kitchen at Maison Estate. We will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team! We look forward to welcoming you back again, soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited Maisonettes on a sunny afternoon and had a splendid lunch at Maison which is one of the top ten restaurants in SA. It certainly lived up to its reputation. The food was thoughtfully prepared and well presented. The flavours were excellent. The setting, sitting out on the stoop with mountains for a backdrop, made for a truly excellent... More 

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Thank Keith T
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Keith, Thank you so much for reviewing Maison Estate. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our estate. Perhaps on your next visit, you can sample some of our Deli Shop's delights? We can also highly recommend our premium wine tasting! We look forward to welcoming you back again, soon! Kind regards The Maison... More 

Skarinou, Cyprus
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36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were met by a very warm welcome and introduced to the wines and pairings with real knowledge and enthusiasm from the member of staff. She knew each wine and all the details and it was perfectly matched to the nibbles. Wish we could have stayed all day it was so pleasant

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Thank MrQ1953
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Maison Estate! We will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team! We recommend that you join us for lunch on your next visit to the farm. Our restaurant, The Kitchen, has just been nominated in the Eat Out Awards for the fourth consecutive year! You won't be... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This was our 4th visit to Maison - bringing out of town family. Although the setting is nice and the wine good, the service was shocking. We did the pairing - explanation was absolutely pathetic - not the standard we expected. Shocking.

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Nadia, We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Maison Estate. We pride ourselves on excellent service, and very knowledgeable, friendly staff. Did you perhaps chat to the manager about the service you received? If not, would you please let us know who the waiter was? We would like to follow up and ensure... More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We visited here as part on the Wine Tram route. Next to last on the Yellow route, and we might easily have not visited it. Far and away the best visit on that tour, and including the other wineries that we visited during our stay in SA. The pairings menu was large and generous (in comparison to the other wineries... More 

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Maison Estate! We appreciate your kind words and for recommending Maison to other visitors. Perhaps on your next visit you can enjoy lunch on the green lawns? Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg changes the menu seasonally and never fails to impress. We look forward to welcoming you back again!... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Although they might not have the view of some of the other wine estates in the area, they make up for it with an incredible range of brilliant wines. The wines are paired incredibly well with all sorts; from dark chocolate truffles to home made biltong. Ask for Dawid when you go for a visit 😃 Just love this place

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Thank ruanswi
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for your review. Please check back with us again soon and join us for lunch. Our menu changes often and we boast with an award-winning, creative chef - Arno Janse van Rensbug. We also have a deli with gourmet bites - ranging from freshly baked bread, to homemade charcuterie and chutneys. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Vienna, Austria
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138 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Third and last stop on our winery tour. Location is very nice but service was poor and not friendly. Would not go there again.

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Thank KlausM_Vienna
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Klaus, We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to Maison Estate. We pride ourselves on excellent, friendly service. If this was not the case, we apologise profusely. Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Pool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Visited today as part of our wine tour with La Rochelle Wow is the only word to describe as you entered We tried several wines white and red with appetisers to match Would certainly revisit when next in Franschhoek Amazing

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Thank suzyk423
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Maison Estate. We will be sure to pass your compliments onto our team! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

In terms of interior design Maison Estate is really stylish. I simply loved the style! We were lucky to grab to seats in the lounge area where we had a nice wine tasting (food and wine) which we really enjoyed. Since we were still a little hungry after the tasting we ordered a cheese platter which had 3 or 4... More 

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Thank stefanietina
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Stefanietina, Thank you so much for your review of Maison Estate! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your wine tasting experience. When you call again, why not book a table at The Kitchen, our restaurant? Looking forward to your next visit! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Went for a wine tasting. They pair the wine with food. It was beautiful and felt homey. My favorite was the pink wine! It was amazing!

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Thank Izabela J
ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day Izabela, Thank you for your review of Maison Estate. The gorgeous pink wine you're referring to is one of our all-time favourites, the Blanc de Noir. We love pairing it with soft cheese and shellfish, such as prawns and scallops, but we encourage you to experiment with the flavours and find your favourite pairing. Let us know how... More 

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