wine tasting lounge in Franschhoek

The Paserene Nest

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Monday – Sunday
10:00 – 17:00

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Tasting Lounge

Paserene’s wine tasting room in Franschhoek is truly something special. Inspired by, and in theme with the migratory swallow, it represents the continuity of the brand.

Conceptualised and designed by SCS Architects, Etienne Stols, Principal Architect said: “The building was designed to complement the current landscape and not to be in competition, but in harmony with its surroundings by creating an architectural language of hoes materials and soft organic forms.”

The result is a contemporary, but classically understated building resembling a martin’s nest: light wooden cladding is used to create a modern-style ‘crypto-porticus’ offset against rough slate accents, resembling the mud and clay swallows use to build their nests.

Glass stack doors allow for the whole building to become an open structure, transforming the beautiful exterior into a natural extension of the interior. The facilities overlook a small dam on our wine estate, a clever nod towards the swallow’s habit of swooping over water.

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Tasting Menu

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Paserene Range

Perfect wines for the lover of all things fine. Wines crafted from vineyards that best express the terroir, with purity of fruit, structure and elegance. These wines are made for ageing.

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Elements Range

The perfect mid-week sip. These wines are made from different elements from each of our vineyards to make up a series of wines that best represent our terroir.

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The Shiner

A vintage-specific selection of wines created by Martin Smith from vines grown on our Franschhoek Vineyard. Each vintage is different depending on the harvest.

a range of paserene wine bottles displayed at the top wine tasting near franschhoek in cape town
a range of paserene wine bottles and glasses with a top down view of the charcuterie food platter displayed at the top wine tasting near franschhoek in cape town
a range of paserene wine bottles and charcuterie food platter displayed at the top wine tasting near franschhoek in cape town
a man sipping wine at paserene tasting lounge one of the top wine tasting near franschhoek in cape town
the rosie wine bottle and charcuterie food platter displayed at the top wine tasting near franschhoek in cape town
charcuterie food platter and wine glass with red wine in displayed at the top wine tasting near franschhoek in cape town

Reviews

Paserene Winery
4.8 Stars – Based on 169 User Reviews
  • Lee-Anne Curtis-Cox

    We enjoyed a fantastic wine tasting along with a cheese and charcuterie board. The venue is peaceful, the staff… read more

    3/26/2021
    David Coughlan

    Very nice place… straight forward tasting with nice platter options.

    3/22/2021
    Tendai Marisa

    What a beautiful place I was never been before great location close to the main road the tasting room … read more

    2/13/2021
  • TravellingDun
    5 star rating

    Wonderful charcutrie and cheese platter with grape juice. Will definitely come back for a wine tasting when it opens up.

    1/10/2021
    BRowanTraveller
    5 star rating

    On our most recent return to Franschhoek we stumbled upon this small winery. Housed inside a super modern structure is… read more

    12/29/2020
    Loried MUNETSI

    Fantastic service great curated wines delicious and perfectly paired with cheese platters. True reflecting the original terrior. Thanks to the… read more

    12/13/2020

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