Marianne Wine Estate & Guesthouse is situated at the foothill of the Simonsberg mountain outside the historic town of Stellenbosch. Come and enjoy heartfelt hospitality and award winning wines in an absolutely breathtaking setting overlooking the Cape Winelands with a picture perfect view of Table Mountain in the far distance.
Stay in our wonderfully spacious and stylish loft apartments surrounded by citrus orchards and vineyards or in our spectacular thatch roof Manor house for a truly unique African experience.
Enjoy regional South African cuisine with a Mediterranean twist at our lakeside restaurant OLIVELLO. Relax by one of our two outdoor swimming pools which features panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and hills. Experience true Cape living on a working wine farm in the Stellenbosch region, taste our wines and discover our French savoir-faire!
Marianne, a national emblem of France,
is a personification of Liberty,
Equality and Fraternity (Brotherhood). The symbol of "Marianne" has very ancient origins.
On her head, Marianne wears a special cap. This cap is called a "Phrygian
cap" and was worn by freed slaves during the Roman era. It showed that
they were Roman citizens and free.
During the French Revolution in 1789, the figure of a woman
dressed as a warrior wearing the "Cap of Liberty" came to symbolize
the idea that freedom was worth fighting for. People suggested that as this
symbol represented the freedom of the common people, it should bear the name
most given to women of the common people - Marie-Anne. This later became
"Marianne". Her statue holds place of honor in town halls and law
courts. She symbolizes the "Triumph of the Republic".