History - Grand Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Steeped in rich history
Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate wears her 300-year history with dignity. She sits in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape – her lush vines spread across 30 hectares, with gentle vistas over the valley floor, at odds almost with the rugged mountains beyond. This is heartland South African wine country.
The honest simplicity of its Cape Dutch architecture in harmony with the precision and clarity of modern design brings a new pièce de résistance to the magnificent valley of Franschhoek.
Framing the entry road are rows of vineyards, heavy with the promise of next year’s Cabernet. Here, one bears witness to the duality of old and new settling into an elegant co-existence; as mature trees take root amongst the 300-year old oaks and manicured hedges blend with the free form of the natural surroundings to create a landscaped Eden. Gracefully governing the setting is the 18th century Manor House, while The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale welcome guests to boutique accommodation. The Owners Cottage offers guests four sumptuous rooms and a honeymoon suite that provides a quiet and intimate repose, while the tranquillity of the lake provides a restful escape for the soul.
Added to the rejuvenation of the historic, is the originality of the new. Culinary excellence may be found in local fare prepared with passion, flavoured with global influences