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Marianne Wine Estate

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Address: Valley Road | off R44 Klapmuts, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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+27 21 875 5040

A unique wine tasting experience.

OPEN everyday of the year from 11am to...

A unique wine tasting experience.

OPEN everyday of the year from 11am to 7pm.

A boutique wine farm offering an excellent array of Tasting Experiences, including the famous Wine & Biltong Pairing.

Situated in an elevated setting at the Simonsberg Mountain, take in far reaching views over vineyards and mountain ranges, whilst enjoying some of the finest wines the Cape has to offer - presented by passionate and informative staff.

Cheese & charcuterie platters, range of soft drinks and ice cream available.

Picnics available - pre-booking essential.

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Amazing afternoon spent at Marianne Wine Estate

I visited Marianne Wine Estate with my wife, 3 year old and my father. The visit was a very personal experience with a wonderful, friendly host, Ciscar. It was fairy quiet at... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited Marianne Wine Estate with my wife, 3 year old and my father. The visit was a very personal experience with a wonderful, friendly host, Ciscar. It was fairy quiet at the time with a casual, relaxed vibe. Seated outside at a large family table with half-sun, we settle down to a delightful wine tasting with a cheese and... More 

Thank JoziPete
Riebeek-West, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was driving on the R44 and decided to turn to Marianne Wine estate by curiosity. I found a very lovely place, nestled on the slope of the hill. I took the wine tasting with a plate of biltong. I had a great service and very good explanation about the wine farm and everything. The view is amazing, the wine... More 

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there a day after our wedding on 26 March. We arrived a bit early (wine tasting is only from 11am). They helped us anyway and was really friendly. We enjoyed the view, the lovely wines and the vibe from the staff. We had a very friendly guy that helped us (I regret not taking his name). We would... More 

Thank P9169KEcarmen
Cape Town, South Africa
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is an absolute favourite of mine! They have the best, full bodied wines accompanying their biltong and cheese platters. The staff are friendly and quite knowledgeable of wines. They also offer online ordering as well, so no matter where in the world you are, you are able to spoil yourself! The only thing that tops both the fantastic... More 

Thank carlohendricks
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

There are not many wine estates that get a perfect 5 stars from us, but the excellent quality of their wines, phenomenal service and overall experience deserves a 5 star rating from us.

Thank Colleen M
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Our French waiter was excellent. He was very informative and efficient. Would recommend it for anyone.

Thank KitOosthuizen
Johannesburg, South Africa
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Some of the best wines I've had the pleasure of tasting in quite a while. French-style blends on South African vineyards: what is not to absolutely devour?! Subtle and sophisticated wines presented by passionate, knowledgeable people in a small setting with ample sun. PS Their red has been served to both The Queen of England and the late Mr Mandela.... More 

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Good as always Thanks Tom and snow white you was excellent🍷🍷🍷🍷 all you Marianne wine collection Tom you must come check it out. Nice trending 😎 🍷🍷just the best

Thank Zenobia E
Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2016

Visited as part of a wine tour .when we arrived we were surprised by the state of the tasting area in felt hollow and echoey. The wines we tasted were not very good ,only the flag ship one hit the spot . Compared to Simonsig and Delheim it's not worth going . And it's so expensive at 60 rand per... More 

Thank Anonpeo
TP832K, Manager at Marianne Wine Estate, responded to this review

Dear Anonpeo, I was alerted to your review yesterday and truth be told, we are dejected at the farm to receive a 1 star rating - a first for us. An absolute disaster for the team and in light of the efforts put in, climbing to such heady heights on the Tripadvisor site. I must commend your tour guide/operator on... More 

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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Saw the name Marianne in a broucher and thought I just HAVE to go...... after the passing of Leonard. Was pleasantly surprised to find the french pronounce it Mar(i)jan as informed by Peter(his surname pse?) Bought a couple of bottles of Sauvignon Blancs on sight. Delightful. Went back a week later for a tasting and was most immpressed by the... More 

Thank Gavin W

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