In 1972, Lennart Parkfelt moved with his family from Sweden to Franschhoek, his favourite place in South Africa. Here he bought a wine farm, and as our family history is intertwined with the chestnut tree, he named the farm ‘La Chataigne’ (The Chestnut). This is why some of our wine blends and our guest cottages are named ‘Chestnut’ in different languages.
Today the farm and guest cottages are run by Lennart’s son, Richard, and his wife, Julie. La Chataigne is a relatively small farm, producing around 150 tons of grapes. Out of these grapes, we hand select only a small portion to produce about 15,000 bottles under our own label.
- Winemaker: Gerda Willers
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Saturday to Sunday: By Appointment
- Public Holidays: By Appointment
- Religious Holidays: By Appointment
Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.
Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.