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…
Franschhoek Artisan Route Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley will be spoilt for choice as they can now include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce. The Franschhoek Artisan Route affords visitors to this internationally acclaimed wine and…
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…
With this fully-laden hamper we bring the staples of a relaxed festive season right to your doorstep. Luxuriate in the array of delightful treats from our farm. There is something to sip on, something to snack on and something for bathtime to engulf the senses. From the lift of the lid to the very last indulgence, a sensory experience is tucked away beneath the beautiful Delft packaging of every hamper.
Regarded as the event on the foodie social calendar the annual Eat Out Awards took place at a gala event on Sunday, 20 November, and Franschhoek excelled. Three restaurants situated in the valley earned a spot on the coveted Top 10 list. Foliage was listed 9th, with The Kitchen at Maison Estate coming in at 8th position. Not a stranger to this prestigious industry competition The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français secured the 4th position on the highly acclaimed list.
US publication, Wine Enthusiast, has named Andrea Mullineux its 2016 Wine Star “Winemaker of the Year”. These prestigious international awards pay tribute to the people and companies that have not only achieved success in their diverse and dynamic industries but have made a meaningful impact on the way in which wine is marketed, perceived and enjoyed around the globe. This is the first time a South African winemaker has received this impressive honour and only the third woman winemaker winner in the 17-year history of the awards.
Monday, 26 September was a day that many people in the wine industry, and more so Jenny Prinsloo’s life, won’t forget for a very long time. It was the day Franschhoek Wine Valley lost an integral member of a successful team. Sadly Jenny, who served as CEO of the Franschhoek Wine Valley since 2008, died tragically in a car accident en route to work along the Helshoogte Pass.
The much anticipated launch of the 2017 Platter’s SA Wine Guide took place on Monday, 31 October and once again Franschhoek Vignerons were exemplary ambassadors to the valley. A total of 94 five-star wines, as well as one new five-star brandy, are featured in the 2017 guide.
Like everything else at Babylonstoren, the Garden Spa is inextricably linked to the garden and the ever-changing seasons. We like to think of it as a living spa, set within a forest of bamboo with tranquil greenery and a myriad leiwater channels to set the tone. Some of our traditional treatment rooms are housed in our pavilion constructed of bamboo, which comprises a hammam, chill room and a gym.
La Motte Wine Estate is delighted about its latest recognition as the Overall Winner for Best Farming Practices in the 2016 Nedbank Green Wine Awards as well as being acknowledged as the Leader in Community Development.
Get out of hand at the inaugural Franschhoek Craft Festival this summer. This one-of-a-kind festival takes place at Môreson—a blissful wine farm—on 5 November 2016 between 11am and 5pm.
Join Grande Provence for A Sparkling Affair and embrace the shimmering Champagne lifestyle on the eve of the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival on Friday, 2 December.
The first film festival to be hosted in Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands will be the fabulous MMF @ FMM. To the uninitiated that is the Motor Movie Festival @ Franschhoek Motor Museum. It is set for the 22nd and 23rd October 2016.
Already a popular destination when it comes to food and wine experiences, Franschhoek has something fun and exciting in store for outdoor enthusiasts too. Adventure tourism in South Africa appeals to a thriving niche market and the Franschhoek Wine Valley caters to these needs with a variety of offerings. Ranging from a leisurely walk to an adrenalin pumping mountain bike trail there’s bound to be something in store for every outdoor fanatic.
Regarded as one of the most prestigious industry competitions of the year, the Franschhoek Vignerons celebrated with multiple wins at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The results were announced at a gala event held on 26 September.