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A lovely , small and caring vineyard ( plus great wine !)

We popped in on our way out of town. After going to lots of big places this was by far our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bridtoltobyk
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London, United Kingdom
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I went to this Wine Farm with some friends and were surprised to learn that the owner and his wife... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WineandDine777
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Western Cape, South Africa
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The name and boutique winery of the Malherbes of Eikehof can be found amongst the decades old oak trees from which it get its name. Fourth generation Francois Malherbe makes his wine in the same cellar that his great grandfather used. Eikehof has...more
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Eikehof | La-Motte, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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All reviews family run oak trees fruit platter wine farm perfect hosts wine tram lovely couple ruby port fantastic hospitality husband and wife team thank you for a lovely lovely cheese wine tour delightful place larger vineyards welcome drink lovely family
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in on our way out of town. After going to lots of big places this was by far our favourite. Francois and his family were great hosts, the setting was idyllic and the wine fantastic. Lots of history with the 4th generation now...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this Wine Farm with some friends and were surprised to learn that the owner and his wife welcomed all the guests and served them the wine while giving them information and history of the wines. It has a personal touch and felt...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving through Franschhoek and wanted somewhere to stop for lunch, and decided to stop at Eikehof due to the great reviews they had. As soon as we entered the winery we knew that they were completely accurate. Our hosts were absolutely fantastic, making...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank millsie82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hosts were the most genuine, kind, hospitable couple that made it feel like we were their first guests ever. Meat/cheese platter was premium quality and paired perfectly with our wine tasting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 226nickt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last stop on our wine tour day and probably the best of all! The family are so welcoming and chatted to all visitors like old friends. The choice of wines is simple and all are great quality. It was a simple choice to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TracyC62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Eikehof to celebrate our mother’s 90th birthday. We had a fantastic lunch - cheese and meat platters plus quiches and salads, accompanied by excellent Eikehof wine. The setting outside under the oak trees was lovely and Francoise and Elize were the perfect hosts,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 144duncanl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the oldest wine estates in Franschhoek still owned by the Malherbe family. The hospitality of Francois and his wife was an absolute joy. Good wines and wonderful platters rounded off a really great visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LesaM768
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So glad we included this stop on our Wine Tram tour. The humility and friendliness of The husband and wife team that own and farm this small estate is beyond measure. The wines are delicious and they also make a port style fortified wine. Oh...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 157DavidM
Reviewed 16 December 2018

More intimate compared to all the other wine estates on the tram route. Best bread and cheese platter by far. Served by the family themselves which makes it such a special experience. Beautiful views with a cozy family atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank campbelljoan
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

This was by far the best stop of the day! The lovely owners sat with us and talked us through their business and their challenges over the last few years. They now on the relatively new grey and pink lines, I could not reccomend this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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We were there as part of the wine tram experience - highly recommended if you have the whole day. Need to book in advance, we chose the first departure of the day and got to visit many lovely wine farms. Seemed like people... More
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