Richard Branson & Wine
With the Mont Rochelle – one of the Virgin Limited Edition retreats – Virgin founder Richard Branson operates a luxury hotel for gourmets and wine connoisseurs in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa. Franschhoek is a traditional vineyard town in the Western Cape Province and is considered to be the food and wine capital of South Africa.
Here, visitors can enjoy the local wines with a gourmet meal or picnic in a luxurious atmosphere framed by a stunning vista or a wine tasting sessions in the 150-year-old wine cellar, a former fruit packing shed. Today, the Mont Rochelle team processes 150 tonnes of grapes each season.
And if that’s not enough, visitors can explore the region’s wineries on the “Franschhoek Wine Tram”.