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Wine estates around Stellenbosch / Franschhoek / Paarl

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Wine estates around Stellenbosch / Franschhoek / Paarl

We are interested in seeing the most charming wine estates in the area: architecture, gardens, atmosphere etc. Sorry to say that we are not wine gourmets, probably we will not taste any wines as we have the car with us and never drink when driving. We just want to visit the old-fashioned places, enjoy a nice view, a beautiful garden with a restaurant. We have a full day and could easily visit 4, 5 places. Please recommend your favourite wineries.

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1. Re: Wine estates around Stellenbosch / Franschhoek / Paarl

Wine tasting is not the same as wine drinking - you are allowed to spit

For the combination you want I suggest amongst many others, Vergelegen, Waterford, Dornier or Tokara (for lunch), Delaire for the views etc Read many previous posts on this subject

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Here is my list with reasons, in Franschhoek

Boschendal, gardens and architecture, restaurant

Haute Cabriere, views

In Stellenbosch

Muratie - for atmosphere

Dornier- gardens, restaurant

Uitkyk - architecture

Vergelegen for gardens, architecture

Hope this helps


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I would add Babylonstoren to the above list. Just outside Franschhoek, with fabulous gardens and restaurant.

The architecture and setting are beautiful.

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Hello Reiffi,

I love going to the goatshed at Fairview. They also make cheese and their own olive oil- so you can taste both. They have a lovely informal restaraunt as well.

I see that you haven't included Constantia. If you are staying in Cape Town, its not far from the City. There are some lovely Estates to Visit. Groot Constantia, one of the oldest in the county also has a beautiful Cape Dutch house where the governor of the Cape lived., 2 restaurants and a musuem.

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