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Maison Estate

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Address: R45, Franschhoek, South Africa
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US$145.39*
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Private Food and Wine Tour in Franschhoek
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We went twice in 2 days...

Went to Maison for lunch. Great welcome, very pleasant and nice environment. Great food and wine pairings. It was so nice being there, we went again...the next day....

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
LucVerv
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Lier, Belgium
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London
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162 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited this on the wine tram. My experience was a disappointed. We were of the understanding that there was a wonderful deli where they claim "We don’t stand on ceremony at Maison. So if you’re in the mood for a more informal dining experience, drop in at our Deli. You’ll find a selection of delicious cured meats, cheeses and... More 

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Johannesburg
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Maison Estate as it came highly recommended. When we walked through the entrance, we were told that we "weren't allowed to be here, this is a private function". (There were no signs indicating this.) Needless to say we left very quickly.

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Great Missenden, null, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We did the wine tram and after the first stop at Rickety Bridge this was a real disappointment - met by very unfriendly staff who we felt were irritated by the people off the tram - wanted to consider the restaurant and was stopped by the manager from even looking at it - best thing was getting out of the... More 

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Lier, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Went to Maison for lunch. Great welcome, very pleasant and nice environment. Great food and wine pairings. It was so nice being there, we went again...the next day....

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ChrisWeylandt, Owner at Maison Estate, responded to this review

Good day, We cannot be more thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed Maison! Please join us again, soon! And then, the next day too! Kind regards The Maison Team More 

Yorkshire
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215 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Wine and food pairing essential. Really well presented and described. Excellent pairings too. Wine buffs and amateurs alike will enjoy this experience. Not to be missed!

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

Good day, Thank you for your glowing review and recommendation of Maison Estate! On your next visit, why not join us for lunch? The Kitchen at Maison was awarded the 8th spot in last year's countrywide Eat Out Restaurant Awards - a menu not to be missed! We look forward to welcoming you back again, soon! Kind regards The Maison... More 

Derby, UK
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145 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 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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38 reviews
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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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22 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 

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