His­tory - Grand Provence Her­itage Wine Es­tate

Steeped in rich his­tory

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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

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