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Grand Provence

Grand Provence

Since 1694, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate has stood proudly among the lush vines of the Franschhoek Valley of South Africa’s Western Cape. With over 300 years of history, a stellar reputation in the wine community, and generations of passionate wine-makers, the estate continues to produce award-winning vintages. Grande Provence has contributed to Franschhoek’s exceptional reputation as the food and wine capital of South Africa.

True Cape Dutch architecture lends a sense of harmony and simplicity to the estate. The 18th-century manor house is the estate’s graceful centerpiece, while fine dining at The Restaurant projects a chic, industrial feel. Serving lunch and dinner, The Restaurant offers mouthwatering cuisine perfectly complemented by the estate’s own fine wines, also served at the illustrious Tasting Room.

The Owner’s Cottage is a private complex that boasts a deluxe suite, four other beautifully designed guestrooms, conservatory, lounge, modern kitchen, swimming pool, and spa pool area. Modern technology blends with a soothing gray and white palette, creating a tranquil hideaway. This luxury five-star retreat can only be exclusively reserved and can accommodate up to ten guests.

The Gallery at Grande Provence is a leading art venue for contemporary South African artists. With ever-changing exhibitions, the Gallery features visual art in many forms: painting, graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and jewelry. Some of the art is for sale, and taking a piece or two home with you will provide a continual reminder of your exceptional African vacation experience.

This region of South Africa is world famous for the quality of grapes (and thus wine) that it produces. Initially established by the French Huguenots, the area is home to many wine estates, most of which offer wine-tastings and sell directly to the public. Many also have their own restaurants. And because tourism is a large industry in the area, most estates are happy to ship wine to the home country of the buyer.

Not too far from Franschhoek is the popular seaside town and holiday resort, Hermanus. Hermanus is a well-known whale watching destination, as the whales come to birth and raise their calves in its secluded bay. The town’s annual “Whale Festival” attracts many visitors.

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