Grande Provence

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Restaurant

Grande Provence Estate has a 300-year history that is reflected in its architecture and particularly its traditional, gabled manor house. Sitting in the Franschhoek Valley, the property's vines are spread across 19ha. Its current owners – a consortium of Dutch and Belgian businesspeople – acquired the estate from Count Riccardo Agusta in 2004 and proceeded to make it a destination that offers wines, fine dining, an art gallery, boutique and luxury accommodation. Winemaker Thys Smit has been with the enterprise since 2015.

Wine

White and Dessert Wines

Muscat d’Alexandrie

Red Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Shiraz, Red Blend

Wine experiences

Wine & Food Pairing

Meet the Winemaker

Wine Blending

Wine Club


Accomodation

Type

Hotel

Rating

No. of rooms

8

Framing the entry road are rows of vineyards, heavy with the promise of next year’s vintage framed by the manicured precision of beautifully clipped hedges. Young olive trees and ancient oak trees are silhouetted against the rugged mountains beyond in this Arcadian estate, just under an hour by car from Cape Town. Grande Provence Estate, Franschhoek, is a destination in its own right, offering award-winning wines at The Winery, gourmet cuisine at The Restaurant, South African artists and artisans at The Gallery and The Shop, with boutique accommodation in The Owner's Cottage and La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards. The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence provides luxurious amenity for families and friends seeking a home-away-from-home while travelling together. This La Povencale at Grande Provence Estate offers contemporary appointment and comfort, for up to four guests, on a bed and breakfast basis.

Restaurant

The Restaurant at Grande Provence is open 7 days a week. Lunch service: Mon – Sun: 12:00 – 15:00 Dinner service: Mon - Sun: 18:30 – 20:30 Bistro (light meals and tastings): 11:00 - 18:00 High-backed chairs upholstered in white leather draw the eye to the centre of the deep blue-grey hand-plastered walls, while deeply recessed windows frame the picturesque view from the interior. Crisp white linen napery criss-crosses the table tops and the polished glasses and cutlery gleam with care and attention. Over the winter months the flickering light of a log fire joins the candlelight to enhance the warmth and attentive hospitality at The Restaurant. Leading off The Restaurant is the welcoming wine-tasting area. The bar dominates the centre of the room – striking in galvanised steel with black strapping. A touch of fun is evident with the tractor seat bar stools, while a fireplace and upholstered chairs soften the perimeter of the room, inviting guests savour every sip of the Estate's award-winning wines.

Experiences

Outdoor Experiences

Farm Animals / Wildlife: Animal Sanctuary
Mountain Biking Trails
Hiking Trails

Lifestyle Experiences

Arts & Culture
Grounds: Picnic Area