Grande Provence, an all-in-one travel destination for wine aficionados
Discerning travellers looking to explore the heartland of South African wine country will definitely want to learn more about what Grande Provence has to offer – especially when it comes to unforgettable experiences revolving around top wines and exquisite food. The History 1694 saw the arrival of Pierre Joubert and other Huguenots in Olifantshoek, which today is known as Franschhoek. His escape from religious persecution brought him to the country, which allowed him to establish the roots of Grande Provence. From that point on, the farm grew and grew until it was ultimately developed it into the icon of wine, cuisine, and hospitality that it is today.
The various vintages that Grande Provence produces are the heart and soul of the estate. The juicy and elegant palate of Pinot Noir, the complex and powerful aroma of Shiraz, the elegantly dry Chenin Blanc Voignier, the balance of fruit and wood in Chardonnay, the fruity snap and crisp finish of Rosé, the minty earthiness of Grande Provence Red – these are but a handful of the award-winning vintages on offer. Intrepid guests that want to sample the fruits of Grande Provence can sign up for tastings, tours and wine-blending activities for an all-in-one experience. Good wine goes best with good food – which is why Grande Provence tasks its executive chef to offer a variety of menus that cater to the palates of even the most discerning guests. From a Canapé menu filled with pastry delights and picnic programmes that are best enjoyed on the grounds to the full nine-course Grande Provence Gourmand Dégustation Menu, travellers will not be left wanting for a good meal during their stay on the estate.