Franschhoek Wine Valley

May 2017

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Gold for Franschhoek Vignerons at 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Franschhoek producers have excelled yet again bringing home Gold at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The results were announced on 30 May at a special awards ceremony attended by producers and members of the media. The Gold medal winners were Allée Bleue (Allée Bleue Pinotage 2015), Boschendal (Boschendal…

Fruit, families and furniture

Boschendal’s Orchard Cottages are a mecca for families and lovers of design Inspired by the mountains and orchards Ideal for families who enjoy privileged access to the estate ‘Foraged’ repurposed furnishings from the farm Beautiful amenities including a pool and braai area Family friendly activities like mountain biking and fruit…

Haute Cabrière Restaurant gets ready for winter

Haute Cabrière Restaurant gets ready for winter with a classic steak special, Feast on Sundays and Pop-up dinners in Gauteng, Durban and Pretoria. Winter in the winelands is an exciting time, vines recover and prepare themselves for spring,  wood burns in cozy spaces, and menus get a hearty and comfort…

Gold for Franschhoek vignerons at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards

The results for the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards are in and Franschhoek Wine Valley is proud to announce that three of its producers earned Gold at this prestigious event. These were awarded to Bellingham (Small Barrel Shiraz-Mouvèdre-Viognier 2014), Boschendal (Appellation Series Sauvignon Blanc 2016 and Shiraz 2015) and Babylonstoren (Nebukadnesar…

Diverse & opulent winter menu sizzles at Grande Provence

Experience the opulence of diverse cuisine styles and savour perfection on a plate with the sizzling hot winter menu at The Restaurant at Grande Provence in Franschhoek. Drawing from the best local seasonal produce and embracing a variety of cuisine styles and cooking methods from around the world, Executive Chef…

The Leeu Collection extends its hospitality footprint

The Leeu Collection is proud to announce its partnership with Indian celebrity chef and restaurateur, Ritu Dalmia. In partnership with chef Ritu, the Leeu Collection will roll out an international restaurant portfolio, with the first two restaurants to open in Milan, Italy in the latter part of 2017 and the…

La Petite Colombe set to open in Franschhoek

Franschhoek – the world renowned and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the iconic La Colombe’s new La Petite Colombe, which is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français – an exciting new partnership with the owners of the stylish…

Leeu Estates only South African property on Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017

Leeu Estates, the exclusive South African five-star boutique property situated in Franschhoek, is one of a selected few hotels in the world, and the only South African property, to appear on Condé Nast Traveler's HOT LIST for 2017 in the category for Africa and the Middle East. This comes shortly…

Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Rupert

Don’t miss out on sampling some of SA’s finest Shiraz wines at this year’s Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek on Saturday, 27 May (12pm to 5pm). A selection of delicious charcuterie accompanying the Shiraz means the event is guaranteed to be a culinary match made in…

Margot Janse – a Franschhoek legacy in her own right

Over the course of 21 years Executive Chef and Franschhoek local, Margot Janse has created a name for herself both locally and abroad, collecting top accolades for her much loved African-inspired cuisine. Her passion for food played a vital role in putting The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français firmly…

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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