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Mont Rochelle

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Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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US$115.40*
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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 6 days ago
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Mexico City, Mexico
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45 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Bridgetown, Barbados
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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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
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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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59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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61 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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195 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This estate is owned by Richard Branson so you would expect the best, but it is not. We went here both for wine tasting as well as New Years Eve celebrations. It is situated on a hill just outside Franschhoek and on the wine tram (can strongly recommend) route. The food offered for the wine pairing was mediocre at best.... More 

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

Dear Tor_Malmros, I was very disappointed to hear that your New Year’s Eve with us was not quite what you were expecting and I would like to take this opportunity to personally apologise that we fell short of your expectations, particularly on an evening that comes but once a year. I would very much appreciate the opportunity to chat to... More 

Botswana
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69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The picnic basket is nicely filled with good food in separate boxes. The food is tasty but the salads are to warm as the boxes were taken out of the fridge to early. You get a per box a blanket. There is a small dam where you can enjoy the picnic with a nice view.

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

Dear Katrijn_Jeroen, Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us following your picnic at Mont Rochelle. It was a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the food, and I would like to thank you very much for sharing your valued feedback about the salads. Please rest assured that your comments have been passed on to our... More 

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