La Provence Estate


La Provence Estate grape vines were initially planted more than 300 years ago and have since evolved into over 100 hectares of bountiful vineyards. La Provence Vineyard currently produces in excess of 700 tons of grapes annually. The first 50 tons of grapes are handpicked by wine maker Johan to produce his Eagle Rock wine in the historical La Provence Cellar.

La Provence Vineyard produces all leading wine grapes of both white and red varieties. White wine grapes include Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, and Semillon. Red wine grapes comprise Pinotage, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Shiraz.
La Provence Vineyard produced 30,000 bottles of wine from the 2013 harvest. Wine maker Johan primarily produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc wines. He expertly handcrafts classics such as Pinotage, Shiraz, Merlot, and Chardonnay as well.

Currently, wines are sold on the private market and can be purchased directly from Johan’s cellar. In addition to La Provence wines, Johan has been contracted to produce wine for fellow popular Franschhoek wine-selling labels, La Petit Provence and Domain des Anges.

La Provence offers two splendid wine brands – La Provence and Eagle Rock. La Provence is Johan’s leading product with varieties of wine named for his three children. In recent years, Johan created the Eagle Rock label after noticing a cliff in the surrounding Franschhoek Mountain shaped like an eagle taking flight. Both the eagle and rock are strong symbols for beauty and timelessness which characterize the historic La Provence Estate.


La Provence

  • Paul Roux – Cabernet Sauvignon blend – Full-bodied with aromas of strawberry, blackcurrant, and soft oak spice
  • Rouxanne – Cabernet Sauvignon & Chenin Blanc Rosé – Floral with hints of strawberry, and spice
  • Madelé – Chenin Blanc – Deep gold with favors of honey and guava

Eagle Rock

  • Eagle Rock Red – Cabernet reserve
  • Eagle Rock White – Chenin Blanc

Wine Tastings
La Provence Vineyard Cottage guests are offered a complimentary private wine tasting and cellar tour with wine maker, Johan. Guests also have the option to purchase La Provence Vineyard wines directly from the working cellar.

“The vineyard is absolutely amazing, peaceful and one of the most beautiful places where you can stay in Franschhoek! Johan offered us a private wine tasting – it was wonderful to sit with him in his wine cellar and listen to his wine philosophy.”