Haute Cabriere, Home of Great Wines in Franschhoek

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The view as we arrived at Haute Cabriere

A friend told me that if I want to taste really good champagne I couldn’t do better than visit Haute Cabriere, ‘Home of Great Wines’ in Franschhoek.

 

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Entering Haute Cabriere’s tasting cellar!
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The cosy tasting rooms of Haute Cabriere

Haute Cabriere became the first winery in South-Africa to dedicate itself to producing wines according to the Methode Cap Classique style, which is known in France as Mothode Champenoise. Entering the cosy cellars of Haute Cabriere that doubles as their tasting room you are welcomed by the sweet and aromatic smell of the champagne being tasted all around.

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The view from the tasting cellars
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Looking out over Franschhoek
Haute Cabriere
Haute Cabriere

Cradled by the Franschhoek mountains, Haute Cabriere is actually deeply rooted in history. Following French tradition, the still wines are named after the property and the Methode Classique range is named after the original founder, Pierre Jourdan. Pierre Jourdan was a French Huguenot, who was granted the land in 1694 and planted the first vines.

 

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Haute Cabriere nestled inbetween the Franschhoek mountains

Unfortunately I was designated driver during our visit to this elegant wine farm so will have to come back again to be able to taste all the fabulous Chardonnay’s and Pinot Noir’s that Haute Cabriere produces.

Haute Cabriere
Haute Cabriere

A sundial positioned at the entrance to the Haute Cabriere cellar overlooks the vineyards and expresses the philosophy that wine is grown, not made.

Haute Cabriere
Haute Cabriere

At Haute Cabriere  they believe, ‘Wine is the creation of the mystical synergy between sun, soil, vine and man.’

Haute Cabriere
Haute Cabriere
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