In the heart of South Africa’s Cape Winelands district there are many lovely towns with vineyards and estates. The possibility for tastings is seemingly endless and there are very good purchases to be had at all the wineries. If you want a good selection from all around, selected by a shopkeeper with a discerning palate, head to the city of Franschhoek.
La Cotte Inn Wine Sales
The shop sits along the main road that passes through the scenic town of Franschhoek. It can be found at the intersection of the main road and Louis Botha Street. It is unassuming on the outside, but within you will find a labyrinth of vine born goodies that will thrill any oenophile.
They boast one of the best wine selections in all of South Africa and the shop will surely make you believe it. They have 474 South African wines, as well as 279 International wines and don’t forget the 113 types of cheeses. They deliver in South Africa and ship worldwide. Being novices to South African wines, but with some experience from our trip we were able to engage Ludwig the owner in conversation. He recommended some excellent wines and spoke astutely on any bottle we inquired about.
Prices were excellent and we a great balance of ready to drink as well as some that would do for fine cellaring. All around the prices were wonderful, the expert advice helpful and the experience unique. We especially loved walking in the underground cellar surrounded by some rare and precious imports and local treasures. If you want to get a look at a whole mosaic of what the country has to offer head to this shop.