Val du Charron Wine & Leisure Estate (VDC) is located on a working vineyard with its own cellar ten minutes from the town of Wellington and under an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Offering 5 and 4 star accommodation, on site spa and two restaurants, in the heart of the Winelands, VDC is an ideal location to savour the culture of South African wine making and its products. The farm is 42 hectares in size and consists of 21 hectares of vineyards, 4½ hectares of olives and a 400t cellar. Our cellar produces hand crafted premium red and white wines for export. Val du Charron combines the rich traditions and natural beauty of the area with modern day comforts and technology to produce not only superb wines but an experience for our guests to remember. The Guesthouse comprises eight luxurious suites each with stunning views of the vineyards/garden and the Hawekwa Mountains. Our current four star accommodation is made up of a large family room, 4 double rooms and 3 twin rooms on a bed and breakfast basis. We have recently refurbished the bathrooms with new frameless shower doors, floor to ceiling tiles and more packing space. The bedrooms have new dressing tables with fitted minibar fridges for our guest enjoyment. We have nine more rooms in the pipeline for August 2018. Construction does not interfere with normal operations. The Coach house is a boutique Winelands getaway for the discerning guest who values their privacy. Consisting of only three spacious suites each with its own plunge pool and private patio with built in fireplace, guests can unwind in their own space overlooking the majestic winelands and mountains. Each of the three supersize rooms is en suite with bathrooms containing spa baths and a shower for two. Stunning design elements such as the natural stone flooring that flows from the pool through the rooms and the breath-taking stained glass window features integrate with the room’s modern comforts such as complimentary mini bar, free wifi, flat screen TV and cable. Val du Charron can easily accommodate tour busses for tastings, vineyard tours, cellar tours and meals. We have a big parking lot where a coach can easily turn around. Our unique wine tasting experience, The Theatre of Wine, has become renowned and is now translated in to French, German and Dutch. We are also winners of this year’s prestigious Drinks International Most Innovative Approach Wine Tourism award. Activities at Val du Charron include wine tasting, fine dining at our TWO onsite restaurants (The Grillroom & Piza e Vino), access to mountain bikes and trails (Wellington is host to the Cape Epic and the race often traverses Val du Charron), beautiful walks, lazing by the pool, kids play area and splash pad for the juniors, and The Spa @ Val du Charron. Why Wellington? Halfway between the bright lights of Cape Town and the statuesque mountains of the Western Cape, lays the hidden valley of Wellington, full of surprises and variety, heart and soul. Wellington is home to the biggest vine nursery in the Southern hemisphere so regardless of where our guest chose to drink their wine; chances are it was born in Wellington! So where better to base oneself in the winelands – only 25 minutes from Stellenbosch and Franschoek and 10 minutes from Paarl? With its spectacular scenery, many of our guests chose simply to sit back and enjoy our own internationally acclaimed wines and soak up the history and culture of this original wine growing area. Make Val du Charron your your home in the heart of the Winelands.
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