Virgin Limited Edition is offering a range of romantic experiences at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Vineyard, for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day this year. The 39-hectare estate situated in the charming town of Franschhoek, is the perfect destination for couples to enjoy a romantic meal and wine experience or to relax and unwind with a dreamy overnight break. This February 14th, guests and visitors alike can indulge in a gourmet Valentine’s evening at flagship restaurant MIKO, delicious home-grown and award-winning wines, and intimate picnic lunches on the picturesque estate.
On Valentine’s evening, multi-award-winning singer/songwriter James Stewart will take to the stage at MIKO to serenade diners with a memorable two-hour set starting at 7 pm, with complimentary bubbles served to guests on arrival. While sparks are flying and wine is pouring, couples can indulge in the seasonal and locally sourced fine dining a la carte menu. The menu includes decadent dishes such as sustainably caught fish with coconut and lemongrass velouté and saffron mussels. For dessert, couples can share a romantic treat, such as a Malva Pudding served with Rooibos Butterscotch sauce, bucchu, and orange ice cream.
Those wishing for a more private dining experience, however, can look no further than The Country Kitchen’s gourmet picnics for two. Guests and visitors to Mont Rochelle’s informal restaurant can relax in a picturesque location near the water whilst enjoying carefully curated local treats. Mont Rochelle’s own award-winning wines are, of course, a popular choice to accompany the spread, and for an extra special touch, couples can consider ending the afternoon with a wine tasting at one of the hotel’s many tasting locations.
As a special romantic addition, the spa also offers luxury wellness treatments customised to pamper and revitalise the mind and body. Available for both hotel guests and day visitors, the Devotion Journey massage is a couples aromatherapy Swedish massage, in support of the Kusasa project, wherein 15% of the treatment cost will be donated to support the Kusasa Project’s fully accredited independent primary school. This serene spa session not only helps guests feel better physically but also leaves them with a sense of purpose.
All great days should end with a perfect night’s sleep, so Mont Rochelle invites day visitors to elevate their experience by spending the night in one of the 26 luxurious rooms. Wine tasting is also included for all overnight guests as a complimentary treat, along with breakfast and a complimentary mini bar.
Local Rates start at R4,000 based on double occupancy on a bed and breakfast basis, including breakfast and a complimentary mini bar and a wine-tasting session for two. Local rates are for South African residents only and bookable within 21 days of arrival. You can book an overnight stay and dinner at MIKO through the website: Reservations | Mont Rochelle, Hotel & Vineyard in Franschhoek (virginlimitededition.com)
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Picnic baskets are available from The Country Kitchen from R 390 per person.