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Address: Off R45, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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+27 21 876 2494

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Europe in Africa

Whatever happened hundreds of years ago to draw people here was obviously a masterstroke. The climate is perfect and the years of European farming styles have created something... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
DanOfArabia
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Doha, Qatar
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stockholm
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Chamonix is beautifully located in Franschoek. Very picturesque. We visited the wine tasting and had a few very good wines. especially the chardonay and the pinot noir from their reserve tasting menu. There is a small playground for the kids aswell. Highly recommend.

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Edinburgh
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off on the wine tram at Chamonix because we had previously tasted the delightful wine in Scotland, and we were excited to taste the wine in the place of its origin. I wish we hadn't bothered. Owners of Chamonix - beware, your staff are ruining your image, reputation and place in the market. You would be better not... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having just left the wonderful Leopard's Leep friendly wine experience, we arrived with much anticipation at the highly regarded Chamonix vineyard. Their wines tend to be of very high quality. We took a seat outside the old blacksmiths - which is where the wine tastings take place. The tall short haired sad waitress greeted us without a smile. 'What wine... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whatever happened hundreds of years ago to draw people here was obviously a masterstroke. The climate is perfect and the years of European farming styles have created something very special. The area is simply stunning everywhere you look and the peace and quiet is fantastic. Staying here was a fantastic experience and one which I would like to repeat.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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17 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chamonix (rightly) is positioned as a premium wine brand in SA and has many awards to justify its position. The tasting experience however has to be one of the poorest in Franschhoek. The staff were not knowledgeable or particularly friendly, one of our wines was corked but the person doing the tasting didn't understand what we meant and only after... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited this place as part of the wine tour. The place is horrible and the staff very rude. We left after being in the place for 2 mins. What's worse is the staff who are very rude nasty and could not care if you were there or not. Don't go, the wine tour should take it off the circuit... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A wine tasting venue on the yellow wine tram route. What a disappointment. The staff member had very little knowledge of the wine, was extremely unfriendly, rude and bored with the five of us. Only one person did the wine tasting because of her attitude. The carafe with tap water was cloudy and dirty and we were advised not to... More 

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Thank anetclinical
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The staff were unfriendly and uninformed the wines are overpriced and I will never again bring friends to this unfriendly place!!!

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New York City, New York
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86 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We chose this winery because of the great reviews of vineyard and especially their highly rated wines. It is indeed quite charming though we didn't feel the wines were worth the hype and we didn't think our server seemed very knowledgeable

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Durbanville, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

A few of us dropped in for a wine tasting. The venue is rustic but attractive. However, there is limited seating inside. For R60 one can taste three wines from the non reserve list and two from the reserve. The lady who attended to us was not all that professional. Some of the wines were very good but I thought... More 

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