Discover an enchanting retreat offering a number of enhanced wine tasting experiences including Chocolate and Wine Pairings, Cheese Platters and a Biltong Experience.
2 La Bri Merlot;
3 La Bri Chocolate and Wine Pairing on the balcony;
4 La Bri Cheese Platter;
5 The Cellar Door Wine;
6 La Bri Biltong Experience;
7 Driveway with the La Bri Manor House coming into view.
Sometimes in life once chances upon a hidden treasure: an enchanting and beautiful retreat that steals your heart. La Bri Estate is one of those very special places.
An intimate historic boutique winery tucked away on the outskirts of Franschhoek, with a cobbled driveway, original buildings, low white-washed walls and rolling lawns, this is old Franschhoek at its very best. Being one of the first Huguenot-allocated farms in the valley, La Bri is steeped in old world charm. The name ‘La Bri’ derived from the French for ‘the refuge’ is the perfect name for this estate safely nestled in the imposing amphitheatre of the Franschhoek valley. Guarded over by massive oak trees extending their welcoming shaded tranquillity, with immaculate views across vineyards to magnificent mountains, La Bri is a lush green haven of peace and serenity, where owls and Egyptian Geese nest and Rooikat breed.
Were it not for the modern cellar shrouded by ancient oaks, one would feel one was living in the past. Old meets new at the cellar, where you will find beautifully packaged, handcrafted signature-styled estate wines, with eye-catching labels featuring Cape flowers and herbs, and bold matching capsules. Each of the wines is linked to a specific flower that symbolises the characteristics of the respective wine and alludes to the relationship between wine and fynbos.
There is a strong focus at La Bri to attract visitors to the Estate; offering a variety of interesting options for relaxed enjoyment.
La Bri Offers A Number Of Enhanced Wine Tasting Experiences:
La Bri Chocolate and Wine Pairing
Chocolate and wine pairing may not be unique to La Bri, but this estate takes this synergy to a new level. The chocolates are handcrafted exclusively for La Bri by Franschhoek’s very own chocolatier, Huguenot Chocolates, and carefully selected by La Bri’s cellarmaster, Irene Waller, to complement and accentuate the characteristics of each of the La Bri wines. In addition the selection of matching chocolates changes whenever new vintage wines are released.
Cost: R55 a head
La Bri Cheese Platters
These delicious platters include five special local estate cheeses from Dalewood (a perfect companion to La Bri wines), locally made Watermelon Preserve and Olives from La Bri Estate, crackers and more.
Cost: R85 to share
La Bri Biltong Experience
This truly unique South African experience is a fun and informal tasting of La Bri’s top red wines with a selection of biltong and droëwors. Guests are encouraged to experiment with flavours and textures and see which pairings work best for them.
Cost: R55 a head
A visit to Franschhoek will not be complete without a stopover at La Bri. The tasting room is open to the public six days a week. Guests can do a self-guided walk through the cellar and enjoy wine tasting on the cellar balcony with breathtaking views, or downstairs in the magical garden. Wine tasting, at R35 per head, is redeemable on purchase of two or more bottles of La Bri wines. Over and above the range of La Bri wines, The Cellar Door White @ R80 and Cellar Door Red @ R65 offer excellent value for money. For visitors passing through or purchasing online, a door-to-door wine delivery service is offered.