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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for two hours as we did wine tasting and had a picnic. Both were such a great experience. The food was delicious and the views stunning. You just get your picnic with a blanket and pick a spot. There was no one...More

Thank sptrowbridge
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Simon T, It was a pleasure to welcome you for a picnic and wine tasting, and we wanted to say thank you for sharing such a great review. We all really enjoyed hearing your feedback about the food and views and hope that we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We prebooked a picnic at mont Rochelle. We arrived there with the winetram easily. The picnic basket was filled with delicious food for two people. The food tasted amazing. With our basket we also received a high quality picnic blanket. We were able to set...More

Thank cconen
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear cconen, Maybe we’re biased but we do think there’s something special about exploring the grounds with a picnic basket, so it was a real pleasure to read your review. Thank you for sharing it! The team were delighted to hear your feedback about the...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

This location has some extremely picturesque views over the valley, with delicious food and numerous locally produced wines to taste.More

Thank TrevorBurchell
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Dear TrevorBurchell, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind comments about Mont Rochelle, we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed the views and food during your visit. We very much hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Myself and my husband visted the Country Kitchen as part of the Franschooek Wine Tram Tour Green Line (a MUST do) - I had pre-booked lunch. We spent two hours here sipping wine while eating two of the tastiest lunch meals we both have ever...More

Thank Jewawda
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Dear Jewawda, We were delighted to welcome you during your recent tour and couldn’t have been happier that you booked to join us for lunch! The whole team shared a smile when we heard how much you enjoyed your experience, and our Head Chef was...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

There is no doubt that Mont Rochelle is in a beautiful setting with outstanding views. It is a pity that walking round seemed to be restricted to hotel guests as I would have liked to go further than the restaurant/bar area and explore the grounds....More

Thank travellerkatie100
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Dear v_excited_traveller, We were delighted to welcome you to Mont Rochelle and couldn’t have been happier to hear your kind comments about the setting and service, thank you! We have to agree that the terrace is one of the best places to ‘drink in’ the...More

Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Went here as a part of a tuk tuk wine tour. Richard Branson owns the estate and should be proud as the staff were excellent. Chippah our waiter was brilliant, he was charismatic and had an excellent understanding of the wine. 6 wines for 90R...More

Thank Alex B
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Alex B, Wow, thank you so much for your amazing review. We were delighted to welcome you to Mont Rochelle as part of your tuk tuk wine tour; what fun! Chippah was so touched to receive a personal mention; we may be biased but...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018

We arrived @ 2.30 for wine tasting and a food platter.There were quite a few empty tables but their plates etc were still on the table.It just looked messy The waiter arrived he spoke very quickly and served 2 wines together, as he poured wine...More

Thank stolkien
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear Stolkien, I was really sorry to read your recent review and to hear that your wine tasting experience fell short of your expectations. We never want any of our guests to leave us ‘feeling flat’, and I would really like the opportunity to chat...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped for a 2 hour lunch & wine tasting whilst on the wine tram. Food, Drink & Service all fantastic. I did book in advance which I'm glad I did as it was very busy. Highly recommended 😄More

Thank michellel980
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Dear michellel980, We were delighted to welcome you to Mont Rochelle during your tour on the wine tram, and were so pleased to hear that you decided to stay a little longer and join us for lunch! Thank you for the kind recommendation, it really...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

This was the first stop for us on the Blue tram tour. We called ahead and booked a cellar tour. This was excellent - conducted privately and with a really knowledgable lady fielding our assault of questions. The wine here was superb. Genuinely the best...More

1  Thank Richard H
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Dear Richard H, Thank you for choosing to visit Mont Rochelle during your tour, we were delighted to welcome you to the wine cellar. I don’t think we could ask for a bigger compliment than hearing that we were the best wine you tried all...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

We were staying in the Mont Rochelle hotel, so this was a good walk from there. It's a small outfit in quite a modern setting. The staff were friendly and the wine tasting fun. The wines were very good, albeit we did prefer some of...More

Thank DiverHP
VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear DiverHP, Following on from your previous review, I wanted to once again say what a pleasure it was to welcome you to Mont Rochelle! We were so glad to hear that you enjoyed the wine tasting and we hope to welcome you back again...More

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