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Haut Espoir Winery

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Moving with the times yet losing none of its charm

Things have changed markedly over the years since we first visited Rob and Marozanne at Haut... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Unscheduled wine tasting visit

Had been recommended by friends to go wine tasting here. Ned to make an appointment if you wish to... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Stuart P
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Haut Espoir is a boutique wine estate and cellar in Franschhoek, South Africa. Developed and run by the Armstrong Family since 1999, we produce distinctive, handcrafted wines in harmony with nature. The literal translation of Haut Espoir is 'High...more
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3 Excelsior Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4000
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Things have changed markedly over the years since we first visited Rob and Marozanne at Haut Espoir. Back then tastings were by appointment only and conducted around an old wooden table in their production facility by Rob who at that time was the chief winemaker....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

I visited Haut Espoir with a large group and we did the wine blending course. Superb staff, friendly and knowledgable. The wines are great, my favourite is the 2016 Cloudfall. Will definitely come back. They had great specials on their wines too

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Had been recommended by friends to go wine tasting here. Ned to make an appointment if you wish to visit on a Saturday. Great wines and a great location.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stuart P
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Haut Espoir Winery is in a beautiful hilltop location with wonderful grounds and views of the surrounding mountains. The wine tasting room has large windows so one may enjoy the view while tasting the wines. The Haut Espoir wine selections presented for the tasting were...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank windswept361
Rob A, Owner at Haut Espoir Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hi, many thanks for your kind words and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and time at Haut Espoir.

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great wine tasting informative . Rob made our visit so interesting with his views on biodiversity. And how it is working for them . Fantastic views from the farm beautiful winery well worth a visit.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Rob A, Owner at Haut Espoir Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thanks Pam for your review and comments

Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Having tasted the wines at Le Coin and enjoying Cloud Fall we wanted to visit this estate. Fantastic setting - easy to find and lots of parking - wine tasting area is new but lovely light and airy - excellent and informative knowledge of the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Had an incredible visit today! Rob was the perfect host. From the wine tasting through the cellar where we met the puff adder, it was fun, entertaining and inspirational! For anyone into biodynamic farming, Haut Espoir does it all...from the cows horn to the moon...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

My wife and I always look forward to coming back to our favourite winery in the entire Cape region. Set away from the crowds of the wine tram or hustle bustle of the village, Haut Espoir is a refined yet casual tasting experience expertly carried...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We were blown away by not only the quality of these wines produced by this small wine farm, but by the sustainable farm practices that go into the production of these amazing wines. It just goes to show that caring for the earth does not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ginny_sassen
Reviewed 16 September 2017

What an amazing little gem Haut Espoir is! With views of the beautiful Franschhoek mountains, it certainly was one of the best wine-tasting experiences we have had. Rob's passion and vast knowledge of biodynamic/organic farming practices, used on his farm, is reflected in the quality...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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