This picture-pretty estate has one of the best views in the valley. Mont Rochelle, recently purchased by Sir Richard Branson, boasts more than 90 acres of vineyard, and the wines produced here are excellent. If the sun is shining, consider a picnic at the vineyards. You can order wine to accompany your picnic, or visit the tasting center and sample a variety of Mont Rochelle wines—try the Artemis 2008 and the signature Miko Chardonnay. If you have the time, take a tour
of the 150-year-old cellar, which was originally a fruit-packing shed. For relaxed and formal dining, the hotel has two restaurants: the Country Kitchen, which is the perfect place for a light lunch or relaxed dinner, and Miko, a contemporary gourmet restaurant, where you can enjoy a cocktail at sunset or an intimate meal.
Dassenberg Rd., Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa