( Between Franschhoek and Paarl )
|Alet van der Merwe
Tel: 079 878 8079
There are few places in the world that can rival the Franschhoek Valley
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'Val de Vie Polo Estate' nestle between the majestic mountains, meandering river and fertile soil, it is
no wonder that this magnificent valley has been a favourite among those
who appreciate the finer things in life. Now you too have the opportunity
to experience all the best that life has to offer in one beautiful spot:
Val de Vie Winelands Lifestyle Estate, A new kind of development, a wine
estate with the emphasis on luxury living, a true country estate in the
grand tradition, a blend of contemporary French Provencal and Cape Colonial
architecture, a community with an appreciation of history and consideration
for the future, but with the emphasis on today.
Designed Lifestyle estate the same line as the famous gardens of Versailles, Val de Vie offers a feast for the eye in every direction. Broad avenues create a sense of space as wel as a sense of place. Look down an avenue of trees to the Gym, gaze in another direction and your eyes are drawn to the Polo Pavilion, turn your head and the vineyards and winery come into view. Here, in a state-of-the-art cellar alongside the old cellar, wines will be produced from the estate's vines for sale and export; property owners will enjoy a monthly wine quota and will also be able to produce their own "boutique" wines for their personal enjoyment.
NUMBER OF UNITS AND PRICE RANGE - Properties fir sale
'Val de Vie wine estate' comprising 550 full title, single residential stands, ranging from 600m² - 1 500m², of which the prime, most exclusive stands have become available this year - namely, the Berg River and Vineyard stands, the Isle de Vie stands and the Polo stands. As we enter the final and most valuable phase of the development, we are pleased to be able to offer you the choice of a stand on the island in the middle of four interlocking lakes, a stand overlooking the Polo fields or a Berg River stand overlooking 22 hectares of vineyards planted with the Rhône varietals that give our Val de Vie wines their distinctive, award winning character. Prices range from R5 500 000 to R4 000.000 for a stand of 2000m². Val de Vie properties to rent start at R12 000 p/m up to R30 000 p/m.
The Estate sports two luxury polo fields, designed and constructed according
to the Hurlingham International Championship Standard of Specifications,
a practice field, stables, paddocks and a team of on-site experienced
staff to care for your ponies and horses. Plans are in place for the 'Val
de Vie Estate' to host at least one international polo event annually.
Visitors to the game will be able to stay in our five star boutique hotel.
The polo experience at 'Val de Vie' will form an integral part of the social
life of the Estate, both for those interested in mastering this sport
and for those who simply revel in the princely ambience that is associated
with the game.
The noble sport of polo has its origins in ancient Persia but will soon find a contemporary following right here at Val de Vie. The Estate sports two luxury polo fields, designed and constructed according to the Hurlingham International Championship Standard of Specifications, a practice field, stables, paddocks and a team of on-site experienced staff to care for your ponies and horses. Plans are in place for the Val de Vie Estate to host at least one international polo event annually. The polo experience at Val de Vie will form an integral part of the social life of the Estate, both for those interested in mastering this sport and for those who simply revel in the princely ambience that is associated with the game.
LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION...
Surrounded by the majestic mountains of Paarl and Franschhoek with sweeping panoramic vineyards, Val de Vie, itself a flourishing wine estate, offers the quintessential wine estate Lifestyle. The fact that it is also flanked by two golf estates only adds to its appeal! Even though Val de Vie offers country living at its finest, you are nevertheless only 40 minutes away from Cape Town International airport and CBD, a stone's throw from the new Paarl Mall and in close proximity to some of the Country's most prestigious schools and internationally recognized Universities. What's more, top-class medical care is close at hand at the Paarl Medi-Clinic.
FACILITIES AND ATTRACTIONS
OWN A PIECE OF HERITAGE
This may be the last chance to invest in the sensitive, pristine Berg River Valley - because major parts of this Valley is currently being proclaimed as World Heritage Sites. Hardly surprising, considering the wealth of agricultural, cultural and rural heritage that exists there. World Heritage status will of course greatly enhance the exclusivity and value of any privately owned property in the Valley and restrict any new developments. There is simply no denying the historicity and character of the region - with every gnarled vine and church bell having an ancient story to tell.
BECOME A WINEMAKER
The Val de Vie Winelands Lifestyle Estate lies on land that has been producing its own wine since 1825. A feature at Val de Vie is the fully operational historical cellar originally built in 1825. It would be sufficient, surely, just to enjoy the ambience of life amongst the vineyards - but at Val de Vie, property owners also experience something that until now has been reserved only for the fortunate few, an opportunity to learn the art of winemaking from Val de Vie's own winemaker and most magically of all, under his guidance, to produce their very own boutique wines.
GRAFTED INTO A PROUD HERITAGE
Property owners will also receive a quota of Val de Vie's award-winning wines for their private pleasure. A barrel sampling of our 2006 Shiraz was awarded second price in the coveted Best-Red-Wine-on-Show category at the RMB WineX 2006 in JHB, while our 2006 Viognier achieved third prize in the Best-White-Wine-on-Show. It makes us immensely proud to announce that, not only did our 2004 Shiraz receive a medal at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, but the 2004 Mourvèdre was awarded Double Gold.
COUNTRY LIVING AT ITS FINEST
'Val de Vie' was designed with family activities in mind. You can enjoy time with your family at the magnificent Polo Pavilion, the restaurants, the fully equipped gym, tennis and squash courts or around the swimming pool. Alternatively, you can pack a picnic, seek out a secluded spot and wind down with a glass of wine amongst the vineyards, on the banks of the Berg River, or on one of Val de Vie's four lakes - while the kids canoe or try their hand at fishing. The Estate has 1.8km of Berg River frontage with fresh mountain water feeding the lakes and vineyards thereby attracting a chorus of fish, bird life and small mammals.
Security is high priority at Val de Vie and our high-tech aesthetically pleasing boundary wall will be completed by the end of this year and this, in addition to our integrated electronic security system on the Estate, will ensure that there is no unmonitored entry at all times.
|Alet van der Merwe
Tel: 079 878 8079