It would be hard to find a better spot for a cozy winter lunch than the vaulted, stone-walled and fire-lit tasting room of Haute Cabrière, just on the edge of Franschhoek. Cut into the Hottentots Holland mountains, the subterranean cellar is reminiscent of a catacomb. Except, thankfully, it houses row upon row of maturing wine casks instead of old skulls and general spookiness.

The estate’s eponymous pinot noir or chardonnay, or Pierre Jourdan bubbly, are reason enough to visit this bacchanalian eyrie. Throw in a long Sunday lunch at the Cellar restaurant if you still need convincing...

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