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The Franschhoek Cellar

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Address: R45 Franschhoek Main Road, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 21 876 2086
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

We invite you to visit our cellar to experience our decadent chocolate or...

We invite you to visit our cellar to experience our decadent chocolate or cheese and wine pairing with attractions and entertainment for the entire family.

At The Franschhoek cellar we boast an array of wine tasting facilities as well as child friendly playground and picnic areas.

Some of the facilities available include:

Garden/picnic area, kiddies playground, entrance/foyer, Brampton studio, Bernard Premium tasting room, Conference & wedding venue & Bellingham & Franschhoek Cellars tasting rooms.

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Chocolate Wine pairing was delicious!

Great experience and amazing views of the mountains. The chocolate and wine was absolutely delicious. I ended up purchasing 4 different bottles of wine. I would recommend this... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mike G
Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience and amazing views of the mountains. The chocolate and wine was absolutely delicious. I ended up purchasing 4 different bottles of wine. I would recommend this stop to anyone visiting Franschhoek.

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Good wines and ok pairing. Make sure to look at your check and see what they are charging. I was overcharged and my change was way wrong. I only hope it was an honest mistake, but tend to think it was a scam.

Thank Guilherme A
DeanMatodes, General Manager at The Franschhoek Cellar, responded to this review

We do apologize for your experience at The Franschhoek Cellar, we strive to give our utmost best in service and to make your day as special and memorable at the Cellar. Could you perhaps give me more information on the incident so I can follow up with the responsible wine adviser and give you feedback on it? More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The good change from the other wine tastings. They paid 4 wines with 8 chocolates. You could also try the wine and cheese pairing

Thank Mehak C
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had a lunch at this place and in 5 minutes we noticed two things: the prices for food and wine were more than reasonable. We ordered only burgers (delicious and huge like portions seem to be in RSA) and wine so we didn't get any experiences how the more cultivated options would have been. The biggest joy for that... More 

Thank Pekka V
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is our third visit to Franschhoek but our first visit to Franschhoek Cellar. We wished we'd visited before now! We did the standard wine tasting for 40rand and it was exceptional value. Isabel was our wonderful host and expert and she really knew about the wine. She was welcoming, knowledgable and enthusiastic. Isabel made the visit feel very special... More 

Thank Linkside12
Moffat, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

We went on the Tram wine tour, visiting 4 vineyards in the Franshhoek area, and it was a really good tour - would recommend. However, at the end of the tour, we went to Franshhoek Cellar as our final stop and were blown away! Daran, our sommelier was extremely knowledgeable and a lot of fun. We chose the cheese and... More 

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable time having lunch with my wife and sister. We made a booking 45 minutes before our lunch and was helped in a friendly manner. The parking to the cellar is quite a walk away, but the is a shuttle service with a cart that pick you up and drop you off at the venue and will... More 

Thank Heinrich V
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

This has become our favorite place with the kids. They certainly enjoy the play area. the staff always friendly. The food always delicious and fresh. A great place to enjoy with affordable prices in Franschoek. Definitely one of my favorite in Franschoek!

Thank Nelisa S
Cape Town
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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We did the wine and cheese pairing here, which for R55 was great value. The tasting room was spacious, staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the wine and cheese pairing was delicious. Try it if you are in the area!

Thank Terence D
Cape Town,
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

It is not often that one finds a venue with a very nice outside setting as well, and added to that a decent , supervised children's area.And to find very good food, and some of the best food servers I have seen in the Cape area--what a very pleasant surprise .loved the shady area under the trees.

Thank berneCapeTown_

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