Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.
Take the concept of a food & wine experience to an entirely new level in the Gourmet Capital of South Africa
The Franschhoek Artisan Route celebrates the unique, hand-made or handcrafted products in the valley.
Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producing areas, the Franschhoek Wine Valley has relaunched its MCC route.
The Franschhoek Rond en Bont route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this beautiful valley.
Franschhoek is home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing number of local and international art enthusiasts.
Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this…
The Franschhoek Rond en Bont route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this beautiful valley. Our various communities welcome visitors with open arms and they are eager to share their heritage. The route boasts a rich cultural history. It covers a large area of the Franschhoek Wine Valley and includes communities such as Dwarsrivier, Wemmershoek, Bosbou, Groendal, Mooiwater,…
Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producing areas, the Franschhoek Wine Valley MCC route has been established. The Valley, renowned for producing outstanding Méthode Cap Classiques, has a total of 24 producers. Franschhoek has been challenging other wine-producing areas in South Africa, with great strides…
Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley are spoilt for choice as they can include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce. The Franschhoek Artisan Route affords visitors the opportunity to treat their taste buds to some of the…
As with fine food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added art destination to its résumé. Franschhoek is home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing…
Surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence. This is what the sellout Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are all about, and this year is no exception. If you haven’t booked one of these you’re missing out.
Conventionally a time to hibernate, this year, winter at Leopard’s Leap will see some exciting renovations! The kitchen, run by the passionate Chef Pieter de Jager and well-known for its popular hands-on cooking classes, delicious Rotisserie lunches and those delightful bites for the weekly food and wine pairing, will be revamped for a new interpretation of all that is food, family and fun!
Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa.
It is all about perfect balance! The weight of the dish is the most important consideration, and this depends as much on the way the ingredients are cooked as on the flavours of the ingredients themselves. The key is to balance the weight of the food with the weight of the wine, so that neither overwhelms the other.
The results for the third annual Wine Label Design Awards have been announced and Franschhoek vignerons received recognition for their innovative and eye catching labels.
An international sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, complete with exquisite food and wine from the Franschhoek Valley. #WinterSculptureFair
In an awards ceremony held on 29 March the Franschhoek Wine Valley was presented with the Best Tourism-Related Events Award at the annual Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards.
The Babylonstoren Bakery offers scrumptious Italian-inspired evening meals, but also supplies their shop with freshly baked bread to be enjoyed with delicious local cheeses from their Cheese Room.
The latest offering to emerge from the Anthonij Rupert Tasting Room is guaranteed to get your taste buds tickling with delight, as the L’Ormarins MCC and nougat pairing takes bubbly enjoyment to the next level.
The winners of the 2nd South African Cabernet Franc Challenge, which included two Franschhoek producers, were announced last week at an exclusive event in Stellenbosch.
This March Mont Rochelle Hotel & Mountain Vineyard invites budding vintners to experience the rich traditions that go into every drop of Mont Rochelle wine with its Harvest Festival.
Always innovative when it comes to ways in which to share its passions, Franschhoek-based La Motte Wine Estate is announcing a new addition to its offering, the Pierneef Experience. A wonderful and personal introduction to the La Motte Museum’s special new exhibition, A Tribute to the life and work of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886-1957), the Pierneef Experience will offer guests a personal guided tour by the curator of the exhibition while also introducing them to the estate’s further Pierneef associations – its internationally acknowledged Pierneef wines and the renowned Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant.