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The Western Cape Sights

Haute Cabrière

  • R45 Map It
  • Franschhoek
  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Updated 11/07/2014

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Built in 1994 on the lower slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, Haute Cabrière is the brainchild of Achim von Arnim, one of the Cape's most colorful winemakers. To avoid scarring the mountain, the complex, which includes the fine Haute Cabrière restaurant and terrace, hunkers into the hillside. There are two Cap Classique sparkling wines under the Pierre Jordan label, and four Haute Cabrière wines. The fruity, mouth-filling unwooded Pinot Noir is consistently one of

the best. Also delicious is the Chardonnay–Pinot Noir blend, an ideal, extremely quaffable wine to enjoy at lunchtime. Take a Saturday-morning cellar tour with von Arnim or his son, Takuan, and watch him perform his trademark display of sabrage—the dramatic decapitation of a bottle of bubbly with a saber.

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R45, (Franschhoek Pass Rd.), Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa

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Sight Details:

  • Tastings R20–R60, cellar tours R60
  • Weekdays 9–5, Sat. 10–4, Sun. 11–4

Updated 11/07/2014


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