Wine Tasting at La Residence
Not only do we produce our wines from the La Residence estate, but we have an extensive wine list showcasing South Africa's most distinguished wines.
Resident guests can taste the iconic wines of the Cape in the comfort of La Residence. Either be guided by our suggestions or compile your own tasting ‘menu’ from our comprehensive wine list.
And what better way to conclude a tasting than with a stroll through our own vineyards where we grow Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz grapes on our 30-acre farm. On 2 January 2011 our maiden 2010 vintage was bottled.
We grow two varietals at La Residence – Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. And we produce three wines – the Owner’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, our red blend called the Nicole Alexandra (80% Cab and 20% Shiraz) – named after Liz and Phil’s two daughters and our Rosemary Jane Rose which is named after Matt’s wife Rosie (made from our Shiraz grapes). Our winemaker is DP Burger from nearby Glenwood.
Our first vintage was 2010 so guests can enjoy a wonderful vertical tasting in our wine cellar. Our expert sommelier, Ricardo Roux, will tailor wine tastings to our guests’ interests and palates and loves to showcase regional expressions of South Africa’s finest wines. We have a house wine list which is included in the rate for guests as well as a reserve wine list. Our wine list recently won the Diner’s Club Diamond Award.
There are many wine estates in and around Franschhoek with fabulous tasting rooms and restaurants – we offer 8 Ways of Wine Tasting at La Residence, including our fabulous helicopter wine tours where guests can sample and compare wines from two different regions (cool and warm climate) on the same trip – not to mention the incredible scenery along the way.