Topiary Wine Estate
Topiary Wine Estate
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Welcome at Topiary Wines, a Franschhoek-based winery owned and run by world-acclaimed Burgundy producer Philippe COLIN (from Chassagne-Montrachet). Topiary Wines, a Franschhoek-based winery owned and run by world-acclaimed Burgundy producer Philippe COLIN (from Chassagne-Montrachet). Mr. Philippe COLIN bought the estate over 4 years ago, and has been making all endeavours even since to craft fruity and elegant wines from the 50 acres planted in wines (out of a total property of 160 acres). We are actually the only French managed estate in Franschhoek. Syrah, Cabernet-Sauvignon and Chardonnay grapes are grown here. We also now produce a Rose from Syrah, and even a Syrah-Cabernet Sauvignon Blend. We are proud of getting good reviews by British writer Tim Atkin and 4.5 stars from Platter’s for our 2017 Chardonnay. Our wines already sell in the US, the UK, Norway, Germany and more.
Duration: 1-2 hours
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles89 reviews
Excellent
66
Very good
19
Average
2
Poor
1
Terrible
1

Chris C
London, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Just returned from an excellent lunch at Topiary today. Hari is an exceptional host and chef, and made us feel most welcome.

Food, presentation and service were excellent as well as the wine selection. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating in a cosy, relaxed atmosphere, overlooking Franschhoek and Stellenbosch mountains.

Highly recommend the Steak tartar, crayfish bisque and Arancini, but will go back to try more of the menu.

Well worth popping in to this hidden gem of Franschhoek.
Written 21 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Elke0511
Palma de Mallorca, Spain10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Enjoying a wine tasting there with a delicious meal is on every to-do list when in Franschhoek or Stellenbosch, the stunning location with the magnificent view of the mountains make the wines even more of a treat.
We will definitely be back when we are in the region again. Then we will also take a room there.
Written 6 February 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GDE12345678
Beaconsfield, UK116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
Philippe the owner is down to earth. And lovely. Nash the Sommelier and Head Chef (I know!) is a classic. And so enthusiastic! The food and wine are excellent. This is not a tourist trap. It is authentic and reasonable and fun to visit. You leave thinking how wonderful your visit was and how reasonably priced. Rare in the Franschhoek area these days. Quality, value, satisfaction.
I pray it retains its charm.
Written 31 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Intrepidkcs
Cape Town Central, South Africa11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
We have been driving past this estate for years and have witnessed the planting of vines and the growth of this new vineyard. Today we popped in after a quick trip to Paarl. We were greeted by a lovely young guy Nash who enthused about the wine and as we then discovered he is also the chef! We enjoyed a dozen oysters and a glass of Chardonnay. Both were excellent. We will definitely be coming back for lunch. Nash will also cook dinner for your small group if you would like in the evening. How amazing is that! What we loved about Topairy is the simplicity and friendliness of the place. We met the French owner Philippe who together with his wife have planted the vines and are making excellent wine at excellent prices. To be honest we have lived in the Franscchoek valley for over 20 years although with time spent away. We have witnessed the rapid expansion and to some extent the exploitation of tourists over the years especially by some of the older more established wine estates. How refreshing it is to discover this little gem that snuggles rather quietly on mountainside just off the Franschhoek to Paarl road. Highly recommend the Chardonnay and the red blend Innocence. We will try their MCC this evening!
Written 29 January 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Donal R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
During our recent visit to Franschhoek we had the good fortune to visit Hari Kitchen at Topiary. Having booked for a lunch pairing for five adults we arrived for our meal. To say that the experience was superb may even be underselling it. Fantastic wine from the vineyard superbly paired with oysters pork and dessert. We were made most welcome and guided through our meal by chef Nash. We were amazed that a restaurant of this standard was not already a must for anyone’s visit to Franschhoek. If we ever needed a reason to return to Franschhoek this would give us one.
Written 23 December 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Claudia v
Antwerp, Belgium14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We went there with a group of 45 people,
We had a great time,
Nash the chef was super and serving nice food like oysters, taco with pull pork en balls with chicken.
Written 6 October 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

UKSwallows
Bucks118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Lovely views. Informative tasting and reasonably priced wines. Tapas snack menu excellent. So nice to experience a tasting without the Wine Tram distraction!!
Written 16 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your lovely rewiew! See you soon at Topiary!
Written 21 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrewschweg
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
A boutique wine estate with a fantastic wine and civiche pairing Strongly recommend with exceptional service from semillon Nash Delicious food
Written 20 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your lovely rewiew! See you soon at Topiary!
Written 21 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CapeScenicTours
Bloubergstrand, South Africa6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Topiary wine estate is certainly worth a visit! We experienced super and friendly service from Cindy with the magnificent wine tasting and Munashe the sommelier with the delicious food and wine pairing experience.
Written 28 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your lovely rewiew! See you soon at Topiary!
Written 21 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

karin_caethoven
Hoogstraten, Belgium40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Charming bungalow with a nice view over the winery. Close to Franschhoek and Paarl. Stretchers next to the pool would be easy.
Written 12 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your lovely rewiew! See you soon at Topiary!
Written 21 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 73
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

TOPIARY WINE ESTATE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Topiary Wine Estate

Topiary Wine Estate is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00