• Montpellier was established in 1714 by two Frenchmen from the city Montpellier (“Spyseniersberg” or “Chef’s mountain”) in France. Steeped in a rich history of wine making, Montpellier is renowned for producing wine with integrity and character representative of the Tulbagh Valley.

    Montpellier Wine Estate is embraced by three imposing mountains of the Tulbagh Valley and they create a unique micro-climate ideal for viticulture. Unlike most regions in the Western Cape, the summer nights at Montpellier are cool and fresh due to these massive surrounding mountains. The climatic influences and geography creates a distinctive terroir which defines Montpellier and enables them to produce a diverse range of top quality wines.

    In addition to producing award winning wine, Montpellier serves as a tranquil getaway and stunning wedding and event venue. Its charming hillside chapel, Cape Dutch homestead, newly refurbished Dome Cellar, reception facilities and prodigious gardens offer breath-taking views of the magnificent surrounding mountains and provide the perfect setting for any memorable occasion. Montpellier offers a unique world of historical and natural beauty for a relaxing country-style food and wine experience, an adventurous or relaxing weekend getaway or a venue for an intimate wedding or extravagant function. After a mystical tour through the labyrinth cellar one needs a pinch of assurance that you have not been transposed to an ancient cave in Burgundy.

    Since 2001 the farm has thrived under the leadership and ownership of Lucas van Tonder SC. From then till now he has transformed Montpellier into the beautiful and award winning estate it is today.

    Visit their farm for a magnificent journey into wine and a world class experience; the country way.

    For more information, email [email protected]

    We’re giving away one bottle of Montpellier’s 2012 Shiraz as part of our amazing Mother’s Day giveaway! Click here to enter.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com