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Mont Rochelle Wine and vineyards

At Mont Rochelle, we cultivate and nurture various grape varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon amongst a few others that are used for blending purposes to add complexity. The vineyards are situated between 250m and 400m above sea level exposing the grapes to a 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 helps bring in cooler air allowing for a longer ripening period.

Mont Rochelle Sauvignon Blanc 2019

A Franschhoek style Sauvignon Blanc which is represented by tropical fruit aromas and a broad palate that has lovely freshness. Pale straw with green tinges. This wine displays passion fruit, grape fruit, guava and lemon rind on the nose. The palate is layered with complexity and mouth coating texture, whilst still offering a fresh and zesty appeal.

Mont Rochelle Syrah 2015

Youthful in appearance, on the nose there is generous amounts of violets, black fruits, pepper and spice. The palate displays some meaty, leathery and blackcurrant notes and yet remains very fresh and elegant with a well-rounded and polished tannin profile.

Little Rock Rouge 2017

Our Little Rock Rouge 2017 is a blended wine of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with dollops of Syrah all lending a helping hand to the final blend. This wine strikes a perfect balance between easy-drinking and complexity showing a balanced fruit profile and a smooth, soft palate. We create this wine to be enjoyed for all occasions!

Little Rock Blanc 2017

The Little Rock Blanc was blended and bottled to be enjoyed every day, and is therefore a blend of four different cultivars, namely Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier. Pale Straw green colour, and shows a very clean fruit profile of peaches and citrus. The palate is elegant with balanced texture and acidity. An appealing wine that is easy drinking and inviting to all wine drinkers.

MIKO Chardonnay

Miko White is produced in honour of the late Mr. Miko Rwayitare, Miko Whites are only produced in exceptional vintages, ensuring that the best wine possible is bottled in Miko’s memory. Minimal intervention in the cellar ensures that all Miko wines are the ultimate expression of Mont Rochelle terroir.

Straw green colour with golden hues. The nose conjures images of beautiful stone fruit nuances with lovely fresh citrus lime tones, including butterscotch, oatmeal and honey. The palate is complex and is well balanced by a finely judged and elegant toasty oak component.

MIKO Syrah

The Miko Red was produced in honour of the late Mr. Miko Rwayitare. Miko Red’s are only produced in exceptional vintages, ensuring that the best wine possible is bottled in Miko’s memory. Minimal intervention in the cellar ensures that all Miko wines are the ultimate expression of Mont Rochelle's terroir.

Remarkably youthful with purple tinged colour, a classic Rhone style wine boasting aromas of black fruits, cloves and spice interlaced with black olives, scrub and cracked pepper. The pallet is elegant, and portrays nuances of dark fruits and a fresh polished tannin profile.

Mont Rochelle Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This Cabernet Sauvignon is classic in style with a lovely tannin structure and nuances of eucalyptus, cassis and blackcurrants. This wine is ready for drinking but will most definitely benefit from careful cellaring for at least 10 years from vintage. Ruby red with youthful purple hues, this wine displays an array of classic cigar box characteristics that are neatly integrated with layers of black fruits. The palate is a delicate balance of opulent fruit and acidity with tannins that are well defined and silky in texture.

Mont Rochelle Chardonnay 2019

Pale straw colour with golden hues, the 2017 Mont Rochelle Chardonnay displays flinty, mineral and white stone fruit like
characteristics on the nose. There are hints of citrus and pear on the palate which is refreshingly long and angular on the finish.

Wine Tasting

Wine tasting at Mont Rochelle isn't just a special event, it’s an everyday occurrence!

We can organise wine tastings in a variety of locations, including in Miko Restaurant, at our bar, at the Country Kitchen and in our wine cellar (as you might expect!).

If you'd like to book a wine tasting, please call +27 (0)21 876 2770.

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Buy wines in South Africa

If you fancy trying our delicious Mont Rochelle wines from the comfort of your own home, follow the link below to purchase our wines from our South African distributor, Cellar Direct.

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Buy wines in the UK

We also sell our delicious wines in the UK! Follow the link below, and you can have your wine delivered straight to your door from Hard to Find Wines.

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Buy wines in the EU

In love Mont Rochelle wines but can't make it all the way to South Africa? You can now order our award-winning wines from the comfort of your own home, follow the link below to purchase our wines from our EU distributor, Capreo.

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Buy wines in the US

You can now purchase our Mont Rochelle wines in the United States! Follow the link below, and you can have your wine delivered straight to your door from our US supplier, Cape Ardor.

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Click here for the wine suppliers closest to you

Andreadis Wines
T: +43 (0) 664 1690 000

African Brand Company
M: +27 83 587 3309

Proudly African Limited
P.O. Box 3069 Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands
T: (284) - 494 - 5954
F: (284) - 494 - 7055

Elzanne Small

Under the Influence
T: +27 21 905 0401 / +27 87 802 0735

Morija Supply Ltd.
Kigali, Rwanda
T: +250 786 482 899

SOUTH AFRICA: Gauteng and Mpumalanga
Great Wines (Pty) Ltd
T: + 27 11 483 3118
F: + 27 11 483 3692
M: + 27 84 616 3410

Cape Wine Company
Tobias Kern GmbH
citizen space zurich
Heinrichstrasse 267
8005 Zürich, Switzerland
+41 79 303 99 48

Bob Kabonero
PO Box 10524

Hard to Find Wines
The Tasting Rooms High Grosvenor,
Shropshire, United Kingdom WV15 5PG
T: +44 (0)1746 389 749

The Triton Collection

Cape Ardor

London Wine Competition

A toast to Mont Rochelle! We are delighted that 3 of our Mont Rochelle wines have won in the London Wine Competition 2019.

Miko Red 2010 – Gold Award
Miko White 2016 – Bronze Award
Syrah 2015 – Bronze Award

The wines are marked out of Quality, Value and Packaging, while our Miko Red was the only South African wine to receive a gold award - cheers!

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Vineyard of the Year 2018

Mont Rochelle won Vineyard of the Year 2018 in South Africa at the Luxury Travel Guide Food & Drink Awards.

Our Winemaker

Dustin Osborne is our winemaker here at Mont Rochelle, where he produces around 12000-15000 cases of wine every year. He was originally appointed as winemaker and viticulturist at Mont Rochelle back in 2007, after working in vineyards and wineries across South Africa and abroad.

A qualified oenologist and viticulturist, Dustin embodies the spirit of the new generation of wine makers, and is recognized among the most promising of South Africa’s new winemakers. Drawing on experience gained at prominent cellars in the Cape Winelands, as well as overseas, he has fast gained a reputation for producing top quality Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from Mont Rochelle’s 16 hectare vineyards.

After leaving the estate for a short while in 2011, he took up the position of General Manager and Winemaker at Aaldering Vineyards and Wines before re-joining the Mont Rochelle family in 2014, the same year the hotel and vineyard became part of Virgin Limited Edition.