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“More than a wine tasting”
Review of Haut Espoir Winery

Haut Espoir Winery
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US$59.84*
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Half-Day Wine Sampler Group Tour from Franschhoek
Ranked #30 of 54 things to do in Franschhoek
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

This is not your usual wine tasting with a wine bar and constant flow of customers. We had a look at the vineyard, a discussion of the growing techniques and challenges, before sitting down at a table in the winery. Rob spent over 2 hours with our group of 4, talking about wine, the winery, the market, politics, security, etc. The wines are very good and reasonably priced. Visits are by prior arrangement only. Walk in tasting at Café BonBon.

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

This is a small family winery. We were recommended to visit here by one of the staff at another vineyard and after having had a bottle of the Gentle Giant at Bon Vivant we were really looking forward to it.

You cannot just show up on the vineyard, you need to ring and book ahead.

We were met at the house by Rob (a Gentle Giant) who is the owner. Rob is very passionate about wine making. As we found out during our visit, he is also passionate about beer making and the initial results of the beer making appear very promising. We had a great chat with Rob about wines and he had plenty of recommendations based on what we said we liked of his wine and other wines.

The wine Rob is producing is great. Our challenge now is how to get it in the UK at a reasonable price.

This is the best wine tasting experience (by a long way!) we've ever had (including California, New Zealand and France).

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Reviewed 23 April 2013

this was one of the many wineries that we visited on or trip and it was truly excellent and even though they were busy in the restaurant, they gave us plenty of time and we thoroughly enjoyed ouyrselves

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Reviewed 26 October 2012

The winery is like a private home, but absolutely beautiful complete with a baby grand piano in the 'living room'. It is associated with Cafe Bon Bon. The house and the gift shop is worth the visit and so is the wine experience.

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Reviewed 7 October 2012

Small family winery, a very nice red blend called Gentle Giant named after Rob the owner who is a giant.
Rob gave us a tour of the area and he was extremely clued up on all the flora and Fauna in the area.

Thank Soledad G
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