Chamonix is situated on the eastern mountain slopes of the fertile Franschhoek Valley, comprising a total of 285 hectares, 108 hectares of which are planted with a variety of export fruit and grapes.

Traveling up the Franschhoek Pass, Chamonix can be seen spread out below the mountains. The cool south-eastern slopes prove ideal for the growing of grapes; varieties of vines planted are Clairette Blanche, Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Weisser Riesling, Pinotage, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, with Pinot Noir planned for the future.

Our underground wine cellar was opened to the public in April 1994 and Peter Arnold, German cellar master, produces our Chamonix Chardonnay (1994 Veritas Gold Award winner, and International London Bronze medal winner) Chamonix Bouquet Blanc (1994 Veritas Silver Award winner), Cabernet Sauvignon and Vinho Marisco, with our Pinotage still maturing in oak.

We also bottle our own sparkling and still spring water, Eau de Chamonix, tested by the C.S.I.R to be one of the best in South Africa.

Cape Chamonix