Franschhoek Wine Valley

May 2012

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Franschhoek Mystery Weekend

It’s back! Due to popular demand and the sell out success of the inaugural weekend, visitors to the breathtakingly beautiful Franschhoek Wine Valley can look forward to a few more Mystery Weekends. The memorable weekend promises to add a dash of intrigue and spice to your life. For a mere…

France and South Africa celebrate culture, creativity and innovation

France – South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 Johannesburg, 10 May 2012 – A multifaceted bilateral collaboration between France and South Africa, concluded last year by the heads of states of France and South Africa, moves into high gear this winter as the first French Season in South Africa kicks…

Sensational Pacific rim winter cuisine at Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz

A new menu infused with exotic flavours of the orient and a passion for cutting edge cuisine with a strong Pacific rim twist is what new Executive Chef Cheyne Morrisby is serving up this winter at the Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz Wine Estate. Chef Cheyne, who has cooked at…

The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence now offers Bed & Breakfast Option

15 May 2012 – Due to popular demand by local and international guests,Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek is pleased to announce that The Owner’s Cottage now offers a Bed & Breakfast rate. The luxurious 5-star graded Owner’s Cottage has previously only been available to guests on an exclusive-use basis.…

Gerard Holden inducted into SA chapter of Commanderie de Bordeaux

Gerard Holden, co-owner of Holden Manz, the magnificent boutique wine estate nestled between two rivers with majestic Franschhoek mountain views, has been inducted into the Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique de Sud, the South African chapter of the worldwide Commanderie that unites wine lovers with a passion for Bordeaux. Gerard,…

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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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