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Our Mont Rochelle vineyard boasts sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon. included are small blocks of mouvedre, petit verdot, viognier and the newly grafted semillon.
The vineyards are situated from 250m to 400m above sea level, which gives a wide range of micro climates. Mediterranean-like conditions found in the Western Cape means dry summers and high winter rainfalls of 1000mm. The Franschhoek Valley also experiences the south-easter which also helps bring in cooler air allowing for a longer ripening period, lending a hand to more physiologically ripe fruit.
Our 150 year old wine cellar was previously used as a fruit packing shed for the early settlers. Since being converted to a traditional wine cellar we can now process close to 110 tons of grapes in a season, these smaller volumes afford more concentration on quality rather than quantity. Stainless steel tanks aid in the making of the crisp clean whites, while barrels are favoured for the red wine making.
Easter at Mont Rochelle
31st March 2021
A Special Valentine's Dinner at Mont Rochelle
12th February 2021
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