Franschhoek Wine Valley

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  1. Enjoy a spring feast at The Bistro at Grande Provence

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    The Bistro at Grande Provence is a relaxed alternative to more formal Franschhoek dining and is perfect for the whole family. The menu offers breakfast and daily specials such as pitas, wraps, salads and the most glorious cakes.

    The new Heritage breakfast menu boasts several mouth-watering options such as eggs benedict, omelettes, smoothies and granola bowls from 10h00 – 12h00 daily. For lunch you will be spoiled for choice with classic dishes such as hearty burgers, classic fish & chips, platters to share and freshly shucked oysters, available daily from 12h00 to 18h00.

    Complementing the comfort style food is a variety of must try wine tasting options available at The Bistro. The popular nougat tasting has been rejuvenated with delicious new flavour combinations. Now you can enjoy the popular, easy drinking Angels Tears wines with pistachio & apricot, passion fruit, smokey almond & raspberry and dark chocolate truffle nougat. The tasting pairs these handmade nougat delights with each of the four wines in the range, offered daily at The Bistro for R120 per person.

    Take a walk down memory lane to the origins of this landmark Franschhoek wine estate with the new Heritage Experience. This tasting pairs a selection of Grande Provence and Angels Tears wines with four traditional Cape canapés such as Bobotie samosas and malva pudding. The pairing is available at R170 per person.

    Another stylish spring experience is a marriage of Grande Provence Méthode Cap Classique and three uniquely-dressed West Coast oysters. The Cap Classique & Oyster pairing is served from the oyster bar under majestic oaks in the estate’s magnificent Sculpture Garden at R180 per person. Enjoy daily happy hour oysters at the oyster bar between 17h00 – 18h00 for only R10 each.

    Visit The Bistro and shop for a wide variety of delicious treats such as toffees, caramels, infused salts and vintage wines to take home. To book your table, call Tel: (021) 876 8600 or email

  2. Grande Provence oysters & bubbly pairing smacks of summer

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    Savour the ultimate taste experience of uplifting Méthode Cap Classique and fresh West Coast oysters at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

    Served from the oyster bar under majestic oaks in the magnificent Sculpture Garden, the MCC & oyster pairing embraces three uniquely dressed oysters to complement the character and personality of each of the Grande Provence Brut MCCs.

    Grande Provence Brut, a beautifully balanced blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is paired with an oyster bedecked with dill, yuzu and cucumber in a dill infused dressing with yuzu pearls and vermouth compressed cucumber adding the finishing touches.

    The delightful Grande Provence Brut Rosé MCC, bursting with red berry and strawberry flavours, shares the limelight with an oyster enriched with home-made fermented kimchi, toasted sesame seeds and a dash of tom yum mayonnaise.

    With hints of baked apples, biscotti, brioche and pears, the flagship Grande Provence Vintage Brut 2011 is a superb taste partner for an oyster enriched with vintage brut velouté (a cream based, bubbly and linefish sauce), Franschhoek trout roe, and dried nori.

    The oysters are shucked directly from the Grande Provence oyster tank and garnished freshly at the oyster bar.

    The summer MCC & oyster pairing is available daily between 12h00 and 16h00 at R180, weather dependent. Additional fresh Saldanha Bay oysters are available at R90 for three. The oysters are served with lemon and mignonette sauce (a condiment made with shallots and cracked pepper).

    Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence offers true South African wine heritage, exceptional food and wine, and luxury boutique accommodation. For more information visit, or Twitter @grande_provence.