La Rochelle Wine & Gourmet Tours

Tours | Cape Winelands | South Africa



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Welcome To A once In a Lifetime Experience!

We are proud to announce that La Rochelle Wine Tours was established in the year 2000 and our focus since then has been bespoke wine and gourmet tours.

We are based in Franschhoek which is located in the Cape Winelands. It is a little gem surrounded by mountains with amazing scenery and only about a 1h15 minute drive from the Cape Town International Airport and a 1h20 minute drive from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.

We are a small dedicated team and our aim is that you return home after having an unforgettable wine experience. Our guides are trained by the Cape Wine Academy/WEST and our drivers for our non-guided driver service is also well versed with the area.

We do not follow set itineraries for our guided tours as the guide chooses the wineries that will best compliment your palate/preferences. We prefer to visit some of the more boutique-style wineries whilst introducing you to a variety of wines.

Guests get collected from their accommodation in the Franschhoek/Stellenbosch/Paarl area. Collections from Cape Town are possible if tours are booked on a private basis.


Clients on tour with La Rochelle Tours Wine and Gourmet Tours

 If you are not staying in the Franschhoek/Stellenbosch/Paarl and don’t want to book a private wine tour, request a quote for a return transfer and get collected from your accommodation in Cape Town at an additional fee.

It looks a bit expensive, but every ZAR is worth it.
We had a private MYSTERY tour with an excellent guide. She learned us a lot about the ZA wines, we tasted wonderful wines, the mystery did the rest.


José and Anny

Brussels, Belgium

What vehicles do we use?

  • 1 x Nissan Almera (Seats 4)
  • 2 x Nissan NV200 (Seats 6) 
  • 1 x Toyota Avanza (Seats 5)
  • 1 x Toyota Quantum (Seats 13) 


Note: The seating capacity is based on average-built adults.

Our Team

  • Our Tour Guides: Danélle Barnard & Aylmer Manko
  • Our drivers: Johan Barnard 
  • Reservations – Johan Barnard

We are a small, but dedicated team. Our objective is to let you have a wonderful experience…

Arrive as a client, depart as a friend! 


Tour Options:

  Full-Day Wine Tour

Half-Day Wine Tour

Mystery Wine Tour

Half Day Méthode Cap Classique/MCC Tour

Full-Day Chocolate, Cheese, and Wine Tour

Half-Day Chocolate, Cheese & Wine Tour

All of these tours are available on a scheduled or private tour basis.

 Call / WhatsApp +27(0)83 3016 774



What People are Saying

#1 of 54 Food & Drink in Franschhoek on TripAdvisor | Yearly winner of the Certificate of Excellence since 2012.

Our News And Events

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“Highlight of our holiday”

“We had the absolute most amazing time with Danélle on the tour. She was extremely knowledgeable and she made such an effort to accommodate our preferences and tastes. It was definitely the best highlight of our holiday. It was personal and just perfect. Thank you so much to Danélle and La Rochelle for the most amazing day and experience.”


“First class!”

If you are thinking of doing a wine tour, go no further. Aylmer picked us up promptly from our hotel and we headed off in a comfortable air conditioned minibus on our mystery wine tour. We don’t want to say anything about the mystery tour, but you won’t be disappointed. Do let them know if you are vegetarian ahead of time. Aylmer is charming, knowledgeable and a delight to spend the day with.
Highly recommend.


“We did not want to participate in a guided group tour and had already a plan which vineyards to visit. So we booked an individual 6h tour in Stellenbosch. Francois was a perfect guide. Although we already knew where to go and we’ve just booked a driver he told us some interesting insights, always friendly with a lot of humour. Perfect solution for a tasting tour if you don’t want to Drink&Drive!”

Contact Us

Tel: +27(0)83 3016774


Hours of Operation

09:00 – 17:00


7 DAYS A WEEK 09:00 – 17:00

CLOSED ON 25, 26 DEC & 1 JAN

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