Franschhoek Wine Valley

May 2011

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Owner’s Cottage @ Grande Provence Nominated in World Travel Awards

‘The Owner’s Cottage’ at the 5-star, award-winning Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, part of Huka Retreats – Huka Lodge in New Zealand and Dolphin Island in Fiji – has once again been nominated in the category of South Africa’s Leading Villa within the 2011 World Travel Awards. Comments General…

Tim James Wins Annual SA Wine Writers’ Prize

Cape wine master Tim James was again announced on Friday evening as the winner of the 3rd Annual South African Wine Writers Prize. James was also the winner last year. The award was presented by author Christopher Hope and Jenny Prinsloo (CEO, Franschhoek Wine Valley) at a function hosted by…

Kai Lossgott Book Launch at “The Gallery”

‘The Gallery’ at the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, welcomes legendary artist and author, Kai Lossgott with the launch of his new book , on Sunday 15, May at 11h00 , aptly called “Talking to the tree outside my window I sleep” . The author will be in conversation…

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Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.

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