Franschhoek Wine Valley

Sep 2014

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Franschhoek Uncorked weekend highlights: Part 2

This past weekend, 21 of Franschhoek’s wineries showcased their delicious wines and offerings to a great crowd that joined Franschhoek Uncorked with us this year! This is part two of some of the highlights. Check out Part 1 here.  La Chataigne Boule, live music, homemade lemonade and La Chataigne wines…

Franschhoek Uncorked weekend highlights: Part 1

This past weekend, 21 of Franschhoek’s wineries showcased their delicious wines and offerings to a great crowd that joined Franschhoek Uncorked with us this year! We are looking back at some of our best Franschhoek Uncorked moments. Babylonstoren Wine and olive tastings at Babylonstoren Noble Hill Wine Estate Ice cream…

Popping the cork on a new blog for the Franschhoek Valley

Just in time to celebrate with the many bottles we will be popping in the valley this weekend at the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, today we officially launch our  brand new blog platform. Together with Flow Cape Town and Destinate Solutions, we have developed this blog as an interactive, up-to-the-minute portal…

What’s happening in Franschhoek

Below is a list of Franschhoek events for the remainder of 2014. Click on the event titles for full information on our main website. September 2014 24 September : Braai Day with Leopard's Leap and Weber 26 September: Wine & Dine Collaboration at Grande Provence  27 September: Enduroman South Africa 27 September: Franschhoek Uncorked Festival…

Klink Awards 2014: Cast your votes

Voting for the 2014 Klink Awards is underway and Franchhoek Wine Valley has been nominated to retain its Happy Times Award for Most Memorable Wine Route. Franschhoek Wine Valley also took this award home in 2012. The Franschhoek Bastile Festival, which is now in its 21st year, has been nominated for…

Franschhoek weddings – a special affair

Photographs in vineyards make for spectacular backdrops Weddings in Franschhoek are dazzling affairs and some wine farms gear up for spring and summer, traditionally a popular time to get married. From purpose-built venues to historical manors, vineyards and gardens, there are enough venue choices to make any couple happy. Many…

Franschhoek’s must-stop for chocoholics

Denver Adonis and Danver Windvogel demonstrating how filled chocolates are made Beer is not something that would usually be associated with chocolates, but at Huguenot Fine Chocolates it is one of 376 flavours used to satisfy customers’ cravings for delicious and unusual tastes. Thanks to its delectable Belgian chocolates, this…

Babylonstoren in photos

Babylonstoren is one of the finest country estates in South Africa, see some photos of this wonderful wine farm. Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. Chickens roam freely on the farm, much to the delight of children The wines are allowed to mature in oak barrels Guests…

A foodie tour through Franschhoek

Cheese tasting at Fromages de France Cheese tasting Hidden in the corner of the La Cotte wine shop in the centre of town, Fromages de France is a cheese shop that will transport your taste buds straight to the cheese boards of France. Owners Lodine Maske and her husband Ludwig…

Maison Estate chef cooks on instinct

Artfully plated food Arno Janse van Rensburg, chef of The Kitchen at the Maison Estate, cooks on instinct, using whatever is available and fresh. He describes his food as “global contemporary”. Janse van Rensburg developed his cooking style growing up with a family that enjoyed fishing and diving. They cooked…

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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.

Disclaimer

Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.

 

Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za