Franschhoek Wine Valley

May 2015

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Exploring #FranscHHoek during winter

Once in a while we are fortunate enough to share some of the amazing experiences in #FranscHHoek with a bunch of like-minded fun-loving professionals that enjoy exploring new places and love to write about these. This time we invited some of our favourite bloggers from Cape Town to share with…

Meet Sasha, our Franschhoek wine dog for May

With winter knocking on our doors we felt it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce you to Sasha, the friendly furry St Bernard of La Bourgogne, who is also is Franschhoek’s Wine Dog for May.  Labourgogne’s estate managers, Loesje and Alfredo Kock, fell head over heels in love with…

Grande Provence tops Decanter Cape Mediterranean tasting

Grande Provence has been catapulted into the international wine arena with its flagship White scoring the highest rating awarded in a tasting of Cape Mediterranean whites by the respected UK based Decanter magazine. The maiden Grande Provence White 2013 from this Franschhoek Heritage Wine Estate, a formidable blend of Chenin…

Franschhoek Vignerons excel at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Franschhoek Wine Valley Vignerons Boschendal, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards and Plaisir de Merle excelled at this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, each earning a Gold medal for their relevant wines entered. The sought after Gold medal was awarded to the following wines: Boschendal Classic Rachel’s Chenin Blanc 2014 Boschendal Pavillion…

Meet Chef Ryan Smith from Ryan’s Kitchen

Chef Ryan Smith has earned great respect in the Franschhoek restaurant space. His restaurant, Ryan’s Kitchen is located in the Place Vendôme Lifestyle Centre in Franschhoek and receives great support from both Franschhoek locals and visitors alike. We have met up with Ryan to ask him a few questions about his…

Franschhoek amongst the five loveliest in the world

We seem to be continually creeping into the hearts of fans all over the world, and we’ve done so again. We’ve been rated, together with SA (who secured the #1 spot) as one of the 20 Most Beautiful Countries in the World, by the aptly named blogger Travelguru. Travelguru explains…

The 2015 SA Wine Writers’ Awards

The Franschhoek Wine Valley and the Franschhoek Literary Festival are delighted to announce the winners of the two categories for the 2015 FLF SA Wine Writers’ Awards. The short-form category prize was awarded to Angela Lloyd, whose ‘evocative writing and eloquent phrasing, written by a passionate wine lover, is evident…

Poets speak up at FLF 2015

Poetry lovers will have a feast at this year's Franschhoek Literary Festival with 15 poetry events – for every possible taste – spread over three days. Far from being the lesser literary cousin of the novel, the form's popularity seems to increase year after year, lending itself, as it does,…

Winter in Franschhoek

While most hibernate during the colder months Franschhoek will be celebrating with a host of amazing experiences from 1 to 19 June, as it launches the exciting HH Campaign. More often than not we’ve misspelt the word Franschhoek, using one H instead of two, so what better way than to…

Why we love Autumn in Franschhoek

During Autumn Franschhoek transforms into a display of deep reds, yellows and golden browns. We have also been treated to some of the most glorious sunny, but fresh days, making it one of the best times to head over to Franschhoek to spend time with family and friends. Below we…

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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