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Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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US$117.80*
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Full-Day Winelands Tour with Tastings from Cape Town
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Lovely place for a quick tasting

This was the first out of six wineries we visited over two days. We visited only for tasting and had a platter. It was right before noon so few People The place is lovely, with... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Jaapoika
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Colombo
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our Wine Tram Tour we stopped of at Mont Rochelle where we had pre ordered a picnic basket (Miko). Everything was super except for the pate but there was plenty of other food such as cuts of meats, chicken, bread, salad, cheese and yummy brownies too. The basket for 2 was more than enough food for a few people... More 

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Calgary, AB
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We sampled wine at many wine farms while in Franschoek, and this was the poorest wine we had. One sample we couldn't even finish! The setting is great, and the food appears to be the main attraction -- it certainly isn't the wine. We'll not be back.

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear yycyycyyc, Whilst it was lovely to hear that you enjoyed the views at Mont Rochelle, I was sorry to hear that your wine tasting was not to your liking. We have sadly noted that you may not wish to visit us again but we very much hope that we are able to change your mind. If you would like... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This was the first out of six wineries we visited over two days. We visited only for tasting and had a platter. It was right before noon so few People The place is lovely, with wine themed decorations all over the place and plenty of seating inside and at the terrace. It has an adjacent restaurant (which we did not... More 

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Thank Jaapoika
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Jaapoika, We loved welcoming you for a quick tasting and it was wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the wine flight experience. We hope that one day we will have the chance to welcome you back to Mont Rochelle for another glass or two of wine. Kind regards, James Basson General Manager james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

Bridgetown, Barbados
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Fabulous setting and room fabulous thanks to the intervention of Elizmat. Pool only heated to 21 so nobody swimming, James assured us that this was in the process of being rectified, so check.

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Mags2101, It was such a delight to hear how much you enjoyed the setting and your room, and Elizma was so touched to receive your kind personal mention so thank you. I was sorry to hear that the pool wasn’t quite warm enough during your stay, please rest assured that the problem has now been fixed. We would love... More 

Centurion, South Africa
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The wine & canapes pairing was a bit weird...nothing wrong with the wine, but it really was not what I would call canapes. We received 3 wines paired with 1) mash & chicken strips, 2) salmon, 3) chocolate brownie. The food itself was good, but not at all what was expected. The waiter didn't explain the wines and how it... More 

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Thank AnneliStemmet
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear AnneliStemmet, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your wine and canapés tasting. Whilst it was such a delight to hear how much you liked the surroundings I was sorry to hear that the food and service weren’t quite what you had been expecting. We would love the chance to welcome you back... More 

Pyla, Cyprus
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45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Worth going for the tastings as the wines are very pleasnat particularly the white wines. Nice snacks compliment the wines and are a little different. Lovely panoramic views and well kept gardens.

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear 62garryw, Thank you very much for sharing such lovely compliments about Mont Rochelle. Our Winemaker was overjoyed to hear how much you liked the wine tasting; hopefully we can tempt you back for another glass or two someday! Kind Regards, James Basson General Manager gm@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We returned for Sunday lunch. The service was attentive, helpful and courteous. The food was delicious. And the wine and setting speak for themselves. Thank you Mont Rochelle !

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Thank Tim12014
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Tim12014, It was such a delight to welcome you back to Mont Rochelle, so thank you for coming to see us again. Our entire team were over the moon when they heard how much you enjoyed the service, food and wine. We hope that we are able to tempt you back for another visit in the not too distant... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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343 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We selected Mont Rochelle as had read that it is very beautiful. Also, the fact that it is owned by Richard Branson made it a must visit. One has to say that this is one has the most pretty views. The wines were good but the views and the ambience actually made everything irrelevant.

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Thank Maulin_Parekh
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Maulin_Parekh, Thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful review, we loved reading your kind words! We hope that we are able to tempt you back as we would be so happy to see you again. Kind Regards, James Basson General Manager gm@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Spectacular views, lovely looking Hotel and restaurant but the poor food and service let it down. May have been a one of as a friend ate there on Saturday and had a lovely meal. Shame but I could only recommend for the views.

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Thank Golferaj1
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Golferaj1, Whilst it was fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the views, I was disappointed to hear that the food and service did not quite match up to your expectations. I would really appreciate the opportunity to chat to you further about your experience and have included my contact details below. I hope to hear from you soon. Kind... More 

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67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We landed up at this estate not knowing it was Richard Bransons. And it was a lovely experience. The montain views, the wine tasting, the staff, the nibbles everything was 10 on 10. Totally worth a visit!

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Thank Mehak C
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Dear Mehakchoudhari, We loved reading your review of Mont Rochelle so thank you for taking the time to share such kind words. We especially loved hearing that you felt everything was 10 out of 10, what a compliment! We hope to have the chance to welcome you back again someday. Kind regards, James Basson General Manager james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

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