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Address: Franschhoek, South Africa
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Half-Day Wine Sampler Group Tour from Franschhoek
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Best tasting ever!

This is the best tasting we ever did! Very good explanation by the wine maker and she is very passionate! The wines are amazing as is the location!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
Katrijn_Jeroen
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Botswana
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Botswana
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best tasting we ever did! Very good explanation by the wine maker and she is very passionate! The wines are amazing as is the location!

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Cape town
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

We showed up right before closing and were told we could get a quick tasting. We did not leave for another hour! Rob gave us a tasting of their wine over 3 different vintages harvested from the same vines. I have never compared like that and it was truly an educational experience. Better than that, the wines were great! Rob... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This was the last estate we visited and even though it was the end of the day, the winemaker, Rob the "gentle giant", was still so welcoming. He took us around his wine cellar and spoke to us about the way he produces his wine and the estate itself. His wine was also great!

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Thank 3njay
Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

This estate is a gem. The wines are excellent, and the fact that you find them in all the best restaurants in town, and Franschoek is the centre of fine dining. Rob, the owner is a giant of a man in every sense. His biodiversity knowledge and its application on the farm reflect in the product he produces. He is... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

What a wonderful winery. We had the chance to meet with Rob, and he took so much time to meet with us for a tasting and tour. We LOVED the wines and our discussion with Rob. He is passionate about wine and the environment, and it shows in his wines. Highly recommend making an appointment to visit this lovely winery.

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Thank Brittany D
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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150 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Four of us visited the winery on a rainy Saturday and Marezonne gave us a great tasting experience. We even had the chance to taste straight out of the barrels and what was supposed to be a 1-hour tasting ended up in a 3-hour tasting. Needless to say, we bought a lot of wine and looking forward to drinking it... More 

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Thank Nakkiran
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Stumbled on this winery by chance while actually looking for another. What an amazing surprise it turned out to be. Rob was an incredible host, and it was more of a conversation and personal interaction than an impersonal tasting. Robs passion and his commitment to the environment and (potential) customers is what set this winery apart from others. Great wines... More 

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South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

Got a brief overview from owner who was very funny and nice! Our group then competed in a wine blending competition. Had a nice time!

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Wales
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

This wine tasting with Rob on 27.12.2014 - the Gentle Giant - was really so very memorable! We as a family - my Husband and me and my Brother and his Wife and now their 21 year old Son - have for many years enjoyed wine tasting on The Cape. My Brother Tim, Jeanne and Brett live near Jo'burg and... More 

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Laguna Hills, CA
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

This family-run winery is not open to the public except by appointment, though their wines are available at Café Bon Bon just down the road. I'm no wine expert but their wines are very good. What distinguishes Haut Espoir is their commitment to sustainable agriculture, native plant restoration, and a genuine effort to harmonize with the local environment (and with... More 

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