TIME TO GET ON TRACKS II
With just a few years since its inception, the Franschhoek Wine Tram successfully established itself as a ‘must do’ experience when visiting the culinary capital of South Africa. A great vision, professional executing and management and a superb standard of service drives the team behind the Wine Tram to keep offering alluring ways and combinations to create the best day out.
With currently offering 6 different routes that holds treasures for both foodies and wine lovers, we will lay out for you 2 routes at a time. All routes are based on a hop-on hop-off system that follows a time table and are complimented with specially designed, old charming open buses to get you from the tracks to the cellar door.
The Blue Line departs on the tram-bus first and showcases Franschhoek’s breath-taking mountain views while stopping at the following wine estates: Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz, La Couronne, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.
Mont Rochelle, part of the Virgin Limited Edition, offers two dining options. The Country Kitchen joins up to the wine cellar and serves light lunch in the sunshine or a relaxed dinner Friday to Sunday only. The hotels’ restaurant, Miko, serves lunch until 6pm and dinner in the evening.
Le Lude bubbly estate offers a large range of tasting option to complement their MCC (Method Cap Classique) products. The Orangerie restaurant serves classical French cuisine with a contemporary twist.
La Bri tasting room serves a selection of savory and sweet wine pairings. Those who would like to linger longer can enjoy a biltong and cheese platter indoors or a picnic basket on the lawns.
La Bourgogne family-friendly Farm Shop serves breakfasts, lunch and afternoon tea. The tasting offers different combinations that covers their entire range: Wine, Olive oils, Brandy and the Ruby Port-style dessert wine.
Holden Manz farm restaurant, Franschhoek Kitchen, menu changes regularly depending on availability and time of year. The picnic basket they prepare can be enjoyed on the banks of the Franschhoek River after picking up your favorite wine at the tasting room.
La Couronne experiences include a chocolate & wine pairing at the tasting room or a picnic basket to be enjoyed outdoors.
The Rickety Bridge wine experiences include tastings, Wine Blendings and Cellar Tours that can be arranged by appointment. The estates’ restaurant, Paulina’s, open for lunch 7 days a week, features a variety of half and full portions of bistro-style menu, allowing diners the opportunity to sample and share dishes.
Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate is a local landmark. The tastings, tours and wine blending experiences are complimented by an art gallery and the estate’s shop that stocks fine African artefacts, stunning photography and smaller collectables. The elegant restaurant is open 7 days a week, for lunch and dinner and the estates picnic grounds and basket contents are both tasty and picture perfect.
The Green Line departs on the tram first and showcases Franschhoek’s breath-taking mountain views while stopping at the following wine estates: Rickety Bridge, Grande Provence, Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bri, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz and La Couronne.
Accommodation is available at Mont Rochelle, Le Lude, La Bourgogne, Holden Manz, La Couronne, Rickety Bridge and Grande Provence.
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