La Petite Ferme

La Petite Ferme

Petite Ferme started life as a fruit farm run by the Dendy-Young family back in 1974 and has since become one of the foremost restaurants in the ‘foodie’ capital  of South Africa, Franschhoek, with its own vineyard attached, originally just supplying the restaurant but now with enough production to sell in the local market and abroad. 

In 2015 the family sold the property and a new regime was installed, including the talented young winemaker, Wikus Pretorius, who has over-seen some good improvements in the wine making. There are now about 13 hectares of vineyard, about 2/3 white and 1/3 red made in the cellar which shares a roof with the restaurant. The wines are made to go with food and in particular the menu next door. The approach is artisanal, hand crafted wines that reflect their terroir and the winemaker’s meticulous attention to detail. The soils are varied, suiting the wide number of varietals planted and the climate is warm and dry with the altitude of 400 metres above sea level helping to provide ideal conditions – up to 5°C cooler than on the valley floor at Franschhoek- especially beneficial for the white varietals for which the estate is best known. The South Easter wind also helps to keep the grapes cool and reduce disease and pests by keeping the humidity low.

  1. La Petite Ferme Cab Sauv, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek 2016
    Cabernet Sauvignon 14.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Morello cherry and blackcurrant fruit combine with leather and cigar box notes.There is wonderful...
    £12.40 per bottle
  2. La Petite Ferme Sauvignon, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Sauvignon Blanc, Franschhoek 2017
    Sauvignon Blanc 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    This ripe, aromatic, New Zealand-style Sauvignon Blanc is made by Mark Dendy-Young in a small...
    £11.50 per bottle
  3. La Petite Ferme Chardonnay, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Franschhoek 2017
    Chardonnay 12.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    An exotic nose with ginger and orange blossom followed by tropical fruit on the palate with spice...
    £14.95 per bottle
  4. La Petite Ferme Viognier, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Viognier, Franschhoek 2018
    Viognier 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Peach fruit combines with frangipan to give a complex wine with spicy hints and underlying almond...
    £10.95 per bottle
  5. La Petite Ferme Baboon Rock Chardonnay
    Baboon Rock Unwooded Chardonnay, La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek 2018
    Chardonnay 13.0% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    A honey and lime nose leads to pear fruit on the palate with some mineral undertones and good...
    £9.95 per bottle
  6. La Petite Ferme Viognier, Franschhoek
    La Petite Ferme Viognier, Franschhoek 2017
    Viognier 13.5% Vol
    South Africa > Coastal Region
    Peach fruit combines with frangipan to give a complex wine with spicy hints and underlying almond...
    £10.95 per bottle