Established in 1954, the old museum houses a fascinating journey through the early pioneer life and times in the Franschhoek valley chronicling intriguing geneology of the original Huguenot settlers. Our Merlot pays homage to this French ancestory at the heart of our valley.
Bright ruby red with an attractive nose of plum and black cherry tinged with herbal tea, liquorice and gentle oak spice. Soft and juicy palate with mouth-filling summer berry flavours and a smooth finish.
Service and Cellaring Best served between 16°C and 18°C for easy social drinking with or without food. Great with spicy sausages, roast lamb, spaghetti bolognaise, pizza or cottage pie, Drinking well already, but may be cellared for up to 3 years from vintage.
Franschhoek, a village renowned for its French Huguenot heritage is nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands. Franschhoek Cellar combines the charms of leisurely country life with the elegance of a world class venue. Franschhoek Cellar offers a distinctive range of single varietal wines capturing the vibrant character and charm of this magnificent valley of wine. Our wine philosophy is centred around elegance and refinement. A new edition, The Last Elephant, sits at the pinnacle of the portfolio highlighting the history of the Olifant’s Hoek (Elephants Corner) as homage to the elephants that previously roamed the Franschhoek Valley.