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As the saying goes, there are three things that matter in property: location, location, location. Our position is pretty perfect with panoramic views over the town of Franschhoek so it never fails to meet all three criteria. But it's not just the views that draw in the visitors, as the area's reputation for excellent food and wine is well justified.
Image by The Franschhoek Wine Tram
They've even solved that perennial problem when visiting wine regions: someone always needs to stay sober to drive between vineyards. Luckily the Franschhoek wine tram literally rides to the rescue, linking up 12 properties - including Mont Rochelle of course - with regular departures throughout the day. The track was first laid down in 1904 to transport produce to market and was in continuous use until the 1990s when traffic shifted entirely to the roads. A restoration effort saw the tram relaunched in 2012, and although some of the gaps are now supplemented by a bus, it's a quirky and fun way to get to know the area and some of its history at the same time.
Our team can point you in the right direction for the wine tram, but of course, if you just want to relax, start with a complimentary wine tasting that's included as part of your stay.
Heard it through the grapevine
1st June 2020
Together Franschhoek - supporting the community
13th May 2020
Mont Rochelle: A vine time to visit this March
25th February 2020
Mont Rochelle: Tis' the season to celebrate
18th December 2019
Mont Rochelle: Eat, Sleep, Repeat!
30th September 2019
Mont Rochelle: Discover the Winelands and the wildlife
16th July 2019
Mont Rochelle: The perfect winter in the Winelands
20th May 2019
Mont Rochelle: Takes gold at the London Wine Competition
15th May 2019
Mont Rochelle: Sizzles this summer with Braai lunches
7th January 2019
Mont Rochelle: Farm Worker Of The Year Awards 2018
2nd October 2018