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Tranquil, cosy and warm

The light from the fire creating magic in the fabulous wines, visually stunning in Riedel... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2018
Jandreart
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Knysna, South Africa
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Lovely setting, didn’t know what to expect but turned out to be a good one. Older vintages of... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
tarirom241
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Surrounded by the magnificent western mountains, and overlooking the Breede River; Esona is a husband-and-wife owned wine boutique estate. The grapes are hand-picked and exclusively hand-crafted to articulate a distinctive expression of the single...more
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R317 Robertson Street, Robertson 6705, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 July 2018

The light from the fire creating magic in the fabulous wines, visually stunning in Riedel glasses. We opted not to have the tasting as we were already familiar with the wines and settled for the 2014 Shiraz and Chardonnay with a platter of ostrich pate...More

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Good day....thank you for visiting Esona and your kind words. The four seasons in Robertson Wine Valley are different and magical. Winter always is tranquil, cosy and warm! We invite you to visit the valley and Esona during the other three seasons to experience each...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting, didn’t know what to expect but turned out to be a good one. Older vintages of whites showing better balance. Reds (Shiraz) a little on the higher alcohol spectrum but good. Shiraz platter was a winner. Thanks to Eldine for the good service.

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Dear Tarirom, thank you for your kind words. Look forward to your next visit. Regards Rowan & Caryl

Reviewed 12 April 2018

Wonderful service in an amazing setting. Really different and special too. Charmaine was wonderful - made us really welcome and took us through the wines in a very entertaining and interesting way. Look forward to going back again some day soon!More

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear Steven. Thank you for your kind words - we will convey them to Charmaine and the team. We look forward to welcoming you again to Esona and maybe you could book for our Taste the Difference wine tasting experience in the kuip (old candle...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018

If you are really interested in how the shape of a glass has an effect on the nose and taste of the wine then you should definitely visit the Esona winery. We did a vertical tasting of their Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Shiraz, each served...More

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Dear Dewald, our team were happy to host and demonstarte to you the 'mystical' experience in comparing wine (nose and taste) in an ordinary wine glass and a grape specific glass. Please pop in again and experience our wine and art pairing...great fun...debating and with...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Esona encapsulates all that is great about the Robertson Wine Region: stunning views, relaxed atmosphere and best of all warm and friendly people. The boutique winery capitalized on their stunning views with a deck that overlooks the Breede river, vineyards, and mountains. The staff were...More

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for calling in at Esona Boutique Wine / Caryl's Deli and also thank you for your kind words. Our team enjoyed your visit and look forward to your next visit. During your visit, book for our unique Taste the Difference wine tasting experience...More

Reviewed 11 February 2018

This was our last stop on our wine tasting tour, and Esona did not disappoint. We sat out upstairs on the terrace area overlooking the beautiful fields with the sun beating down on us. We tried all of their wine, which was quite good, but...More

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Morning Alan, glad you had a pleasent visit to Esona Boutique Wine. We look forward to welcoming you back when you could enjoy our deli offerings and experience our unique Taste the Difference wine tasting held in the 'kuip'. Regards Rowan, Caryl and Team

Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

We went to Esona for a platter and some wine. We waited more than an hour for a simple platter and they were out of nuts.More

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Our apologies that you had to wait for more than an hour for your cheese platter on Saturday 27 January. Also, that we had run out of specific nuts. As this is so unlike the normal standard of service by our team, I have reviewed...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We read up about the best wine tasting, location and light lunch and visited Esona. The view is great and the location is very relaxing. Unfortunately, it took ages for us to be served and get some wine and when the Sav Blanc 2014 came...More

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Dear Disappointed Visitor to Esona. Our apologies for the lower than usual service you experienced during your recent visit to Esona. Our humblest apology for the below standard of service - we cannot defend ourselves for this. We've had a downturn in number of visitors...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for a tasting and snack, excellent service, wine and views, that's not to mention the food! Will defines be back. Well done Esona!More

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for your positive comments. We are proud of our team and we look forward to your next visit. Please consider experiencing our unique Taste the Difference wine tasting experience - 'difference' between ordinary wine glass and cultivar specific (RIEDEL ) glasses, 'difference' between...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Our wine tasting at Esona Boutique Winery was really special. We tasted a couple of their excellent white wines and really enjoyed the food paring and also the wine glass demonstration - I wish all restauranteurs will attend this tasting to see how much better...More

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Esona_Boutique_Wine, Owner at Esona Boutique Wine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words about your Taste the Difference wine tasting experience at Esona's Old Cellar and for the compliments about our staff and wine. We do hope that you will visit us again and bring some friends. Apologies for the late response...More

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