Things To Do in FranschhoekMaison Estate
Where? Off R45, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape.
When? By appointment only.
How? Call +27 (0)21 876-2116
How much? Price on request
Within the valley of Franschhoek and the Huguenots lies Maison Estate which yields vines nurtured from planting until harvest, whose grapes are hand picked and whose wines will please your taste buds. This is the ultimately the home of Chris Weylandts owner of the exclusive furniture store. He declares that the estate pursues three things: the creation of superb wines, delicious food and a love of great design.
Maison means ‘home’ in French and the owner welcomes you to visit and feel at home here in their designer tasting room. He mentioned that it’s the sharing of wine with good friends and good meals that always bring him home after travelling. Know that when visiting you is going to be enchanted by the stylish organic designs of Weylandts as well as highly individualized wines. You’ll find a bistro styled restaurant, The Kitchen, beside the tasting room whose head chef is well-known Arno Janse van Rensburg. Sit around the fireplace whilst enjoying a good book and a glass of wine.
Their limited edition wine includes Shiraz 2010, Chardonnay 2011, Viognier 2011, Port, Straw Wine (dessert wine) and Cap Classique. Join an introductory tasting where Shiraz is paired with our very own biltong and blue cheese and Maison Cape Ruby port is served with dark chocolate and hazelnut truffles.