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The beautiful Plaisir Wine Estate is situated at the foot of the Simonsberg Mountain between Paarl and Franschhoek. The wines produced here are inspired by the harmony of a rich history, the fertile soil and lush vineyards. Our quest in making exceptional wines would have found favour with Huguenot founder, Charles Marais.

Visit the Estate

The legacy of the Marais family and 400 year wine-making history continues to live on at the estate. Set amongst manicured lawns and ancient oak trees, Plaisir Wine Estate offers an exquisite setting for tastings, cellar tours, private functions and weddings.

Please note: No pets allowed.

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Buying & Tasting

Plaisir Wine Estate’s wines are known for their exceptional ageing potential, depth of flavour and complex character. You can purchase your wine when visiting the estate, online or from leading wine retailers, our international agents (UK, EU).

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Accommodation

The historic Manor dates back to 1823 and opens up to a magnificent vista of the Simonsberg Mountains and cascading vineyards. After a period of rejuvenation, it now offers three exquisite suites available for rental.

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OUR WINES

PLAISIR ESTATE RED
Aromatic nose with black cherry fruit and hints of spice and vanilla and oak. Full-bodied, yet elegant and mature. This is a fruit- dominated wine with blackberries, cassis, white chocolate followed by some cigar box and light pencil shavings. Subtle tannins linger with sweet red berry fruit on the finish. Very versatile, this wine is made for hearty food and would best complement all red meat or mushroom dishes.
PLAISIR SAUVIGNON BLANC
Lovely fresh melon, sweet grapefruit and ripe Cape gooseberries. An elegantly textured wine with flavours that resonate the aromas of a cool summers day, filled out with fresh tropical fruits and a crisp finish. Whole baked trout with lemon grass, roast chicken and 3 rice salad, or a creamy salmon pasta recipe with spinach and capers.
PLAISIR CHARDONNAY
Ripe Gooseberries, fresh spice with hints of oak and lemon curd. Light to medium bodied, packed with tropical fruit and spirts of floral sensations. Overall morish, fun and it leaves a plush finish. Plaisir Chardonnay suits lighter meals, beetroot salads, salmon sashimi, basil pesto pasta salad. Served best with snacks and cheese for lazy days be the pool or picnics outdoors.
PLAISIR MERLOT
Fragrant red berries with hints of violets and mint chocolate. Black cherries and plums layered with vanilla spice, cloves and cedar oak ending with a soft, velvety finish. Accessible now and with careful cellaring will mature for a further five to ten years.
PLAISIR CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The wine was matured in French oak barrels, of which 60% new wood, for 12 to 16 months. Full-bodied, the wine displays blackberries, dark chocolate, cedar, sweet vanilla with a firm tannin structure on the palate and lingering sweet red berry fruit.
Plaisir Brut Cap Classique NV
The fine persistent mousse displays aromas of pear, Granny Smith apples, citrus and light yeasty notes. A foamy mouth-feel with delicate toasty notes. The Chardonnay imparts citrus, stone fruit and tropical nuances whilst the Pinot Noir provides notes of sweet glazed red cherries. It has a long, lingering, crisp, fresh finish. Enjoy with oysters, scallops and seafood platters.
GRAND PLAISIR RED
Aromatic red berries, mulberry and plums, with cedar and subtle aroma of dried herbs. The blend finds focus early as it enters the palate with incredible purity and plushness. Flavours of ripe cherry, blueberry, ripe plum skin and apricots. Sumptuous and full there is a pleasant hint of spice on the mid-palate which leads to poised, firm and velvety tannins on the finish.
GRAND PLAISIR WHITE
The palate is full bodied and complex, with a creamy texture that is balanced by a refreshing acidity. With aromas of ripe peach, honey and toasted hazelnuts, with subtle notes of vanilla and butterscotch. Enjoy with creamy pasta dishes, grilled or roasted seafood, roasted chicken or turkey, creamy soups or grilled vegetables. 

Award Winning Wines

Grand Plaisir Red Blend 2018
Decanter Awards 2023
Gold 95 Points

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Grand Plaisir White Blend 2022
2023 Platter Wine Guide
5 Stars

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2019 Plaisir Cab Sauv
2023 IWSC
Gold (95pts)

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2022 Plaisir Chardonnay 
2023 Veritas Awards
Gold

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Meet our winemaker

Plaisir’s winemaking team welcomes the new ‘wine grower’, Fred Fismer, to the team.

The Terroir

Along the rolling foothills of the majestic Simonsberg Mountains our vineyards thrive. The diverse terroir creates an interchange in climatic conditions allowing for wet winters and moderate summers and together with the fertile soil, preserve the ideal conditions for growing memorable noble cultivars with structure, finesse and complexity.
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