Things To Do in FranschhoekLe Manoir De Brendel Wine Estate
Where? R45 Main Road, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape
When? Monday to Friday from 11h00 to 16h00.
Saturday to Sunday and Public Holidays from 11h00 to 15h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 876-4525
How much? Price on request
Le Manoir de Brendel is a family-owned estate where all grapes are harvested by hand. The very best bunches are sorted from the lower-quality ones and 80 percent of the vineyards are planted with red varieties whilst 20 percent is white. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage and Shiraz are their red cultivars, and Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, the white.
Wine tasting takes on a unique experience here; with trained staff giving an informative talk whilst offering their best wines and basics of professional wine tasting knowledge to guests. You will get a chance to identify the various aromas of the wine and take information with your for future tastings.
When visiting this estate, your options for enjoying a leisurely day are abundant. When the weather is good, lunch is served beneath the oaks. You may be tempted to stay overnight in their 5-star guesthouse where breakfast is served overlooking the Klein Drakenstein Mountain and vineyards. For the more active, there’s a 1.2km walking trail through the vineyards along the Franschhoek River (also wheelchair friendly) and over the Berg River via a wooden terrace and a tennis court overlooking the vineyards. When the superb wine and day’s activities have left you lazy, you can find rejuvenation at the spa.