Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.
Take the concept of a food & wine experience to an entirely new level in the Gourmet Capital of South Africa
The Franschhoek Artisan Route celebrates the unique, hand-made or handcrafted products in the valley.
Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producing areas, the Franschhoek Wine Valley has relaunched its MCC route.
The Franschhoek Rond en Bont route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this beautiful valley.
Franschhoek is home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing number of local and international art enthusiasts.
Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this…
The Franschhoek Rond en Bont route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this beautiful valley. Our various communities welcome visitors with open arms and they are eager to share their heritage. The route boasts a rich cultural history. It covers a large area of the Franschhoek Wine Valley and includes communities such as Dwarsrivier, Wemmershoek, Bosbou, Groendal, Mooiwater,…
Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producing areas, the Franschhoek Wine Valley MCC route has been established. The Valley, renowned for producing outstanding Méthode Cap Classiques, has a total of 24 producers. Franschhoek has been challenging other wine-producing areas in South Africa, with great strides…
Franschhoek Artisan Route Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley will be spoilt for choice as they can now include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce. The Franschhoek Artisan Route affords visitors to this internationally acclaimed wine and…
As with fine food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added art destination to its résumé. Franschhoek is home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing…
And just like that 2017 appeared! We ring in the new year with a first of its kind, a penjing exhibition in Africa with 50 trees currently on display in the Puff Adder.
The board of Franschhoek Wine Valley are pleased to announce that Reinher Behrens has been appointed as the CEO of The Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism Authority NPC (FWV) commencing 1 February 2017.
Get ready for a high summer celebration at this year’s Franschhoek Summer Wines, Saturday, 4 February at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards! Come and taste the Franschhoek Vigneron’s choice for summer. White, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique and light reds – all will be revealed on the day! Want to join us this year? We are giving away four tickets to the event.
It has most certainly been a fruitful year for Babylonstoren. Adding to their already long list of accolades for 2016, they’ve recently been selected as one of the 20 best hotels in the world by Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List.
Congratulations to our Franschhoek waiters who completed the 2016 Franschhoek Wine Ambassadors training programme hosted by RCA Consulting and 8 Franschhoek Wine Farms.
Situated in the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, Babylonstoren has secured a spot on the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List for 2017: 20 Best Hotels in the World.
Get ready for a high summer celebration at this year’s Franschhoek Summer Wines, Saturday, 4 February at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards. Come and taste the Franschhoek Vignerons’ choice for summer. White, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique and light reds – all will be revealed on the day!
With this fully-laden hamper we bring the staples of a relaxed festive season right to your doorstep. Luxuriate in the array of delightful treats from our farm. There is something to sip on, something to snack on and something for bathtime to engulf the senses. From the lift of the lid to the very last indulgence, a sensory experience is tucked away beneath the beautiful Delft packaging of every hamper.
Regarded as the event on the foodie social calendar the annual Eat Out Awards took place at a gala event on Sunday, 20 November, and Franschhoek excelled. Three restaurants situated in the valley earned a spot on the coveted Top 10 list. Foliage was listed 9th, with The Kitchen at Maison Estate coming in at 8th position. Not a stranger to this prestigious industry competition The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français secured the 4th position on the highly acclaimed list.
US publication, Wine Enthusiast, has named Andrea Mullineux its 2016 Wine Star “Winemaker of the Year”. These prestigious international awards pay tribute to the people and companies that have not only achieved success in their diverse and dynamic industries but have made a meaningful impact on the way in which wine is marketed, perceived and enjoyed around the globe. This is the first time a South African winemaker has received this impressive honour and only the third woman winemaker winner in the 17-year history of the awards.
Monday, 26 September was a day that many people in the wine industry, and more so Jenny Prinsloo’s life, won’t forget for a very long time. It was the day Franschhoek Wine Valley lost an integral member of a successful team. Sadly Jenny, who served as CEO of the Franschhoek Wine Valley since 2008, died tragically in a car accident en route to work along the Helshoogte Pass.