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Allée Bleue History & Location
Allée Bleue offers visitors a unique experience – world-class wines, fruit and herbs, stunning event spaces, a bistro and picnic venue, warm hospitality, historic charm and contemporary art – surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Franschhoek Valley.
The Dauphin family have set the benchmark with Allée Bleue. Known to be one of the oldest yet most characteristic farms in the Cape, our intimate understanding of our terroir, careful nurturing of our vineyards and meticulous care taken in our cellar create the magic that is Allée Bleue wines. The uncompromising approach produces a range of internationally award-winning wines with distinct character, carefully crafted to create the perfect drinking experience.
This estate boasts picturesque scenery ranging from the majestic Drakenstein mountain range, vineyards and lavender with age old meadows. When visiting the farm, you will immediately experience an unmistakable French vibrancy, seeing that it is after all on the door step of Franschhoek’s historic town, which is South Africa’s own taste of France.
Allée Bleue Operating Hours
Wine Tasting: open daily, 9am-5pm.
Bistro: open daily for breakfast 9am-12pm (platters served all day in the Tasting Room).
Date Foodie Bakery: open Tue to Sun, 9am-5pm.
Picnics: available Fri to Sun during summer months, 11am-2.30pm collection (bookings essential).
Wine Blending: available daily, minimum 15 people (pre-booking essential).
All times, prices and facilities listed are subject to change. We recommend checking latest details directly with the farm and pre-booking experiences wherever possible, to avoid disappointment.
Allée Bleue Wine Tasting
Our wine portfolio consists of a 3 tiered range offering extremely good quality and value for money at various price points.
Come and taste our award-winning wines in the Allée Bleue Tasting Room. Our friendly team will guide you through our wines and some of the rich history of the estate. Sit on the tree-shaded terrace overlooking the vineyards, gardens and mountains in summer, or by the cosy open fire during winter.
Wine Tasting Prices
Allée Bleue offer 3 different tasting options. A Signature Collection of 5 Ultra Premium wines for R100pp, 5 Estate Collection wines for R60pp or the 3 wine Tram Collection for R40pp. Cheese and Cheese/Charcuterie platters are also available for R145 and R195 per platter, respectively.
Allée Bleue Restaurants
Our Bistro focuses on using in-season local produce and a variety of fresh herbs grown in our own herb tunnels, all set in a contemporary setting with unobtrusive service. Currently the Bistro is open for breakfast only, at weekends.
Alternatively during the summer months, relax in our picturesque gardens with an Allée Bleue picnic. Children very welcome. Bookings are essential via our website.
Menus & Pricing
Current Bistro staples include full English breakfasts, scrambled eggs and toasted muffins. Prices from R55.
Our picnics include favourites such as fresh salads, olives, ciabattas, cold meats, a selection of local cheeses and a dessert. A vegetarian and kiddies option is also available. From R295pp for a single basket, R495 for 2 and R120 per child.
Allée Bleue Tours & Activities
Please note currently there are no scheduled Cellar Tours at Allée Bleue.
Recently opened, The Date Foodie Bakery & Confectionery is situated at the entrance of the Estate. Here treats have been reinvented using dates as the sweetener.
Wine Blending Experience – guests get to enjoy a wine tasting followed by an interactive and hands on wine blending activity. Priced at R350pp which includes a bottle of your own blended wine – a beautiful memento from the day (minimum 15 people).
Allée Bleue are hugely popular for events, conferences and weddings. Please refer to www.alleebleue.co.za/ for more details.
Want to visit Allée Bleue but don’t want to drive? The estate is currently featured on the Franschhoek Wine Tram which allows you to immerse yourself in the wine culture of the town without having to worry about your car. Please refer to www.winetram.co.za/ for more information and prices.
Allée Bleue Accommodation
We have two historic properties available for overnight guests to the estate: Kendall Cottage and The Manor House – both beautifully restored and enhanced by striking artworks.
The Kendall Cottage, a historic residence dating back to 1920, is a luxurious retreat for newlyweds, business guests or small groups. Decorated in a sophisticated palette of blues and neutrals and featuring a striking collection of modern art, Kendal Cottage offers two generous suites linked by a spacious living room. A private terrace overlooking lavender and rosemary fields offers the perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.
The Manor House has a series of elegant dining and reception rooms. Upstairs, the original storage barn has been sympathetically converted to provide two luxurious private suites. Outdoors, there is a terrace and walled garden with lawns edged in iceberg roses and lavender – and beyond, a citrus orchard and herb garden. The Manor House has a suite that may be hired for use during the day as a wedding venue, conference or business meeting venue.
Kendall Cottage from R1800 per night for 2 adults, The Manor House from R1900 per night for 2 adults. All rates include breakfast for 2 and are based on low season (winter). Refer towww.alleebleue.co.za/accommodation-at-allee-bleue/ for more details.
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