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Haute Cabriere Tasting Room

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Address: Pass Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 8500
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Situated on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, Haute Cabriere – The...

Situated on the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, Haute Cabriere – The Home of Pierre Jourdan - specialises in still wines and Cap Classiques produced exclusively from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Tasting Room offers visitors a personal introduction to its wines through cellar tours and tastings, in English, Afrikaans, Geman or French. Next door, Haute Cabriere Restaurant treats guests to the “True Marriage of Food and Wine” with a menu that revolves around the family-owned estate’s wines.

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Great cellar tour

Every Saturday there is a cellar tour with a demonstration of sabotage. The tour and tasting are run by the owner or his son and they take you through the history of the farm and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2015
Frank F
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Every Saturday there is a cellar tour with a demonstration of sabotage. The tour and tasting are run by the owner or his son and they take you through the history of the farm and it's wines. We thoroughly enjoyed this. All the wines but in particular the reserve pinot noir, pinot noir cap classic and Rataffia are worth buying.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

This wine farm specializes in sparkling wine, and only makes one still wine - Pinot Noir. The owner is charismatic, and an extremely colorful character. The highlight of the tasting, after the history of champagne and his particular farm, is Sabrage. If you have the opportunity to visit, you will not be disappointed in the antics of Achim Von Arnim.

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Thank Narinasg
HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Tasting Room, responded to this review

Hi Narinasg, Thank you for posting your review. Achim, and his son Takuan who is now our Cellar Master, have a never ending supply of entertaining stories to share with you hence our Cellar Master tours are extremely popular. And the sabrage certainly is a show-stopper. Thank you again for joining us. Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More 

Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

We went to several tasting rooms on our recent visits, but this was one of our favorites. Gorgeous views. Attentive staff who taught us a lot about their yummy wines. Nice cellars. Overall a very enjoyable experience. Need a car.

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Tasting Room, responded to this review

Hi Soulefulltraveler, Thank you for joining us with so many wineries to choose from on your visit to South Africa, we're naturally very pleased you were able to find the time to visit ours and even more that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us. Enjoy the rest of your time in South Africa and we look forward to welcoming... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant in 2 consecutive days and on both occasions had fabulous food, good service and tasty wine. Would definitely suggest a visit .

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Tasting Room, responded to this review

Hi Joy, We really are very fortunate to work in such a beautiful setting and thank you for those kind words. I'll be sure to pass them on and we look forward to welcoming you back to Haute Cabriere soon. Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More 

Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Lovely setting overlooking the valley - the tasting room was warm and welcoming and the staff knowledgable The Chardonnay was fabulous as was the Ratafia - delicious!

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Thank zebedee4504
HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Tasting Room, responded to this review

Hi zebedee4504 Thank you for joining us and those kind words. You're comments have been passed on and we look forward to welcoming you back to Haute Cabriere on your next visit to Franschhoek. Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More 

Monterey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

This was our least favorite tasting. The wine is average (except the Chardonnay/brandy which is fantastic) but the service was terrible. They had one person doing everyone's tasting (there were at least six tables of tasters there). We asked repeatedly for water but it was never provided. I finally just ended up going to the bar and getting it myself.... More 

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HauteCabriere, Owner at Haute Cabriere Tasting Room, responded to this review

Dear Melissa I sincerely apologise for the unsatisfactory experience you have had at our estate on 16 October and thank you for bringing this to our attention. Be assured that we strive to always offer excellent service and to explain the style of our wines to the clients so they can relate to their uniqueness and to the Pierre Jourdan... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately le restaurant was closed... will come back again. Nice views and great atmosphere to have a glas.

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Thank Hardny C
HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Tasting Room, responded to this review

Hi Hardny C Thank you for joining us and next time hopefully you can enjoy our wonderful restaurant food whilst still overlooking the Franschhoek Valley below. We really are very fortunate with such stunning views. Thank you again Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

We really like Haute Cabriere's wine and thought it would be great to go for wine tasting. We were sadly disappointed as the service we received was lack lustre at best. We were totally ignored by the three waiters working who were serving the 8 tables for wine tasting. After 10 minutes we went inside to get service. The first... More 

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Tasting Room, responded to this review

Dear Bgboarder82 We sincerely apologise for the bad experience you have had at our estate and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We strive to always offer good service, excellent food and outstand wines to accompany our beautiful surroundings. We have for the past three decades focused on offering only the best, so be assured this matter will... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

All I can say is "Wow!" Had the Vintage Tasting Menu. 6 incredible courses with wine. Each dish was superb. My guests had a selection of half portion mains - which is great as you get to sample what's on offer. Simply outstanding! And great service by Sean to make the evening a truly memorable one. If you're in Franschhoek... More 

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Thank Stephen C
HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Tasting Room, responded to this review

Hi Stephen, Thank you for those kind words and for joining us. Giving the opportunity for guests to order half portions of our mains has proved extremely popular just as you say, you are then able to sample a greater range of dishes and subsequent wine pairings. Franschhoek is so close to Cape Town so we look forward to welcoming... More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

With over 20 participating wine estates in this year's Uncorked Festival, hands down Haute Cabriere was the best in every aspect. The setup took your breath away, with a huge white tent, comfortable couches and table seating, massive bar (so no waiting for dinks), great food at good prices (Oysters and so forth) and best of all the a DJ... More 

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HauteCabriere, Public Relations Manager at Haute Cabriere Tasting Room, responded to this review

Hi Yachal_D, Thank you for the accolade, we thoroughly enjoyed the event too! Thank you for joining us and we look forward to welcoming you here again on your next visit to the Cape. Kind regards, The Haute Cabriere Management Team More 

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