Fodor's Expert Review Allée Bleue

Franschhoek Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Set against the dramatic Drakenstein Mountains with lavender fields and meadows, Allée Bleue is one of the oldest wine farms in the Cape. This picturesque estate is well known for its fresh and fruity white wines and well-matured, spicy reds. You can taste their award-winning wines on the tree-shaded terrace overlooking the vineyards, or by an open fire in the tasting room. Bistro Allée Bleue (R90) offers breakfast and light lunches, or you can create your own picnic basket from a selection of salads, homemade ciabatta sandwiches, quiches, cheeses, and desserts. There's even a kids' picnic menu, and a jungle gym, trampoline, and jumping castle to keep the little ones occupied. The estate cultivates their own herbs, and you can join an Herb Tour, including a three-course herb-inspired lunch, every Friday (R185 per person). Look out for the pop-up restaurant, which is open some months; here you can select your own herbs to personalize your pizza or pasta.

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Groot Drakenstein
Franschhoek, Western Cape  7680, South Africa

021-874–1021

www.alleebleue.co.za

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Rate Includes: Tastings R25, Tastings R45

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