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Virgin Limited Edition’s Mont Rochelle offers wine tourism in South Africa

Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek, South Africa, has announced the launch of an exciting replanting project at the vineyard.

This is the first time the vineyard, which covers over 100 acres, has been replanted since 1994. The project will see a completely new approach to planting and wine-maker, Dustin Osborne, has used GIS technology to establish which soils are best suited to certain grape varietals. The first new vines were planted in July 2018 and consist of Cabernet Sauvignon varieties which will be harvested in 2022.

Guests staying at Mont Rochelle have the opportunity to meet Osborne and enjoy activities including daily wine tastings, a wine cellar visit and picnicking in the grounds. Treatments in the on-site spa have been specially developed to make use of the restorative properties of grapes from the estate, 

There’s no better time to visit Mont Rochelle as guests booking a stay of three nights or longer before 30th April 2019 will receive their final night for free. 

Virgin Limited Edition is an award-winning collection of unique retreats, chosen for their beautiful locations and magnificent surroundings; each offers a sense of fun, style, luxury and exceptional personal service. The group includes Necker Island in the Caribbean’s British Virgin Islands, Ulusaba Private Game Reserve in South Africa, Kasbah Tamadot in Morocco, The Lodge in Verbier, Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp in Kenya, Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyard in South Africa, and the Son Bunyola Estate in Mallorca. 

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