La Chataigne Farm
La Chataigne wine farm has belonged to the Parkfelt family since they moved to Franschhoek from Gothenburg, Sweden in 1972. La Chataigne is today run by Richard Parkfelt and his wife, Julie. It is a working farm, situated 7 km from Franschhoek village. As cottage guests, you can walk along the river bordering the farm, meander through the vineyards and absorb the stunningly beautiful surroundings. Later, relax on the stoep (verandah) and sip a glass of wine from the very vineyards spread out before you.
La Chataigne Wines
We ourselves bottle only a fraction of our grapes, making a total of about 15,000 bottles of red, white and rosé wines. The grapes are hand selected to create a style of wines that is fresh, fruity, elegant and accessible to both pallet and pocket.
Our guests have a choice of three quaint self-catering cottages, set within metres of the Franschhoek River. The cottages are newly renovated and very comfortably fitted for self-catering. They have well-fitted kitchens and bathrooms, and there are fireplaces for those cold winter nights. Of course, there are braai (BBQ) amenities and each cottage has north and south facing verandahs. For hot summer days, there's a swimming pool close by.