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La Rochelle Wine Tours

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Address: Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 83 301 6774
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La Rochelle Tours was established in 2000 with the main focus being on...

La Rochelle Tours was established in 2000 with the main focus being on conducting personalised wine tours in small groups and visiting less commercial wineries when possible. Our specialized wine tourism guides are all educated by the Cape Wine Academy. All guided tours and transfers by La Rochelle Tours are done in a professional way and we exceed expectations on a daily basis. We like to share information about wine in a fun and relaxing manner...wine should be enjoyed and learning more about it can be fun.

We are based in Franschhoek and we would love to share our passion for wine with you! We now also offer restaurant (lunch/dinner) transfers in Franschhoek (until 22h00 daily). Transfers to and from Franschhoek and Cape Town International Airport now also available.

Collections for wine tours from Franschhoek, Stellenbosch & Paarl.

Contact us directly when booking to ensure we plan the best possible day for you!

The Team: Danelle, Aylmer (Tour Guides), Johan & Thabo (Drivers)

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Full-Day Wine Tour from Stellenbosch
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Full-Day Wine Tour from Franschhoek
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Full-Day Chocolate Cheese Olive and Wine Tour from Franschhoek

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the ONLY wine tour to book

I by chance found La Rochelles ad in one of the tourist books in Stellies on my first visit there. I have since been back.... 6 times? Danelle knows better than me at this point... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2015
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

I by chance found La Rochelles ad in one of the tourist books in Stellies on my first visit there. I have since been back.... 6 times? Danelle knows better than me at this point, all the good wine trips just run together. But this is the ONLY wine tour company I will use, and recommend to everyone I meet.... More 

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

We stayed in Franschhoek while visiting the Cape Winelands and had easy access to the wineries close by however; we wanted to visit some wine estates in or near Stellenbosch as well. We booked a half day private tour with La Rochelle Wine Tours based on the reviews on Tripadvisor and were not disappointed. Our guide Danielle picked us up... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

I am a wine lover. But I never really knew how to drink wine (4 steps), what to pair it with (cheese or chocolate). And Elmyr, our guide, made us love wine even more by teaching us how to drink like professionals! He took us to three wine estates (one in Paarl, one in Stellenbosch and one in Franschhoek) and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

My family and I (two adults and two teenagers) spent a delightful day with Danelle from La Rochelle Wine Tours visiting 4 different vineyards and sampling some delicious wines, cheese, olive oil and chocolate in a pre-arranged day booked via Johan. Danielle is both great fun and clearly very knowledgeable, and we now understand much more about the subtleties of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We hired La Rochelle to do a custom wine tour and it was lovely. Ahlmer was our guide and his knowledge about wine, the region and culture was really nice. We had already been in Cape Town for a week and had learned several things but he was able to provide so much additional information. It is a little more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

We booked two days of touring with La Rochelle, and couldn't have been happier! It's so different visiting wineries with an expert - not only did Alymer teach us a bunch of new things about how to taste wine and how to pair it with various items, but we also got VIP treatment everywhere we went! We've tasted wine all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We booked a day trip with La Rochelle prior to our trip to South Africa after reading the great reviews on Trip Advisor. Johan was really helpful when booking from the UK. Alymer was a fantastic guide on the day, providing an interesting mix of insights into the overall history of the area as well as its wine making pedigree.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

We booked private two day tour with La Rochelle. From the start the communication with Johan was excellent and we discussed wineries to visit. Great suggestions from them so be sure to take his advice on places to try that may not be as well known (i.e. on any ratings list). Some of their suggestions easily would rival the big... More 

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LaRochelleTours, Owner at La Rochelle Wine Tours, responded to this review

Dear Eric, Thank you so much for your kind and lovely feedback. We really appreciate your kind words - it motivates us to keep up the great standards of our tours and we look forward to welcome you back in the future. We will keep on doing our own "research" on new wines and estates so that we have some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

My husband and I went on a private tour with Alymer and had the most amazing time! Alymer gave us an indepth background on the drive to wine country. He catered the wineries and tastings to our specific likes. Fairview was phenomenal with mouth watering cheeses. Alymer provided us with the background on each estate we were visiting and gave... More 

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LaRochelleTours, Owner at La Rochelle Wine Tours, responded to this review

Dear Shira, Thank you so much for your kind words about the tour you had with Aylmer. We love receiving feedback like this and it keeps us motivated to do even better. Hopefully we can be of assistance to you again in the future. Have a lovely day. Johan Barnard More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

We did the full day wine ,olives ,cheese and chocolate. Our guide,Aylmer, was extremely knowledgable and guided us through the tasting,showing us how the taste of the wine changed by the way you drink it.It was very educational,and something you would never get on a self guided visit. Interesting that we were 9,000 miles from home and the only other... More 

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LaRochelleTours, Owner at La Rochelle Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you so much for your kind, lovely feedback. It is comments like yours that makes it all worth it for us. Aylmer mentioned that evening that he also had a fantastic day out with you. We hope to host you again in the future. Johan More 

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