The distinguished hillside hospitality and wine estate, La Petite Ferme, underwent a change of ownership in the latter half of 2015, and a plethora of exciting refurbishments and upgrades have already been implemented, with more to come in the near future.
Situated upon the slopes of Oliphants Pass and Middagkrans Mountain, overlooking the Franschhoek Valley is the multi-award winning La Petite Ferme boutique wine estate. Renowned for its exquisite contemporary-rustic cuisine (and voted one of South Africa’s top ten restaurants), the estate offers an unrivalled dining experience as well as private, traditional country-style luxury accommodation.
Condé Nast Traveller: One of the top 15 ‘Best Value’ Establishments in the World
Listed by Condé Nast Traveller as one of the top 15 ‘Best Value’ establishments in the world, the estate, built on three generations of tradition, has recently come under new ownership and is earmarked for an exciting array of upgrades and new additions. The new winemaker, Wicus Pretorius, and general manager, Riaan Kruger, breath fresh air into the Estate, whilst still holding sacred the essence of La Petite Ferme. As part of the upgrade process, the general grounds will be beautified with the plantation of rose beds, olive groves and a diversity of indigenous flora.
In-suite upgrades include the implementation of Wi-Fi and DSTV, stocked up mini bars and room service which complement the finer touches added to the decor and furnishings. In the longer run, the old Cape Dutch style farm cottages at the foot of the hill will be reinstated as additional luxury guest lodges accommodating up to 44 stay-over guests at any one time.
New Tapas Bistro
On a culinary note – a new tapas bistro has taken the place of the winery positioned beside the restaurant, which has enjoyed a light facelift as well as extended operating hours. Tapas of the World, inspired by international culinary speciality dishes, can now be enjoyed in the alfresco Bistro seven days a week. As of November 2015, the restaurant offers dinner four nights a week from Thursday to Sunday . Day time dining will be enhanced with plans to redesign the layout of the restaurant for optimised viewing of the picturesque surrounds from all areas of the restaurant, as well as a larger outdoor seating area for alfresco dining.
La Petite Ferme’s boutique winery will be relocated to a separate part of the estate, joined by a state-of-the-art fully functional event venue for weddings and functions, which will be in full swing during the course of 2017.
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