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 Food Route celebrates the unique, hand-made or handcrafted food 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.
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 has relaunched its MCC route, adding a few more producers to its already celebrated line up. The Valley, renowned for producing outstanding Méthode Cap Classiques, has a total of 17 producers, which includes…
Franschhoek Artisan Food 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 Food Route affords visitors to this internationally acclaimed…
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…
Leeu Estates, the exclusive five-star boutique property with 17 luxuriously appointed rooms and suites, has opened its doors and welcomes guests.
Ensuring Franschhoek remains top of mind, not only nationally but also internationally, executive chef Margot Janse of Le Quartier Français has been announced as one of the Top 20 finalists of the Basque Culinary World Prize. This internationally recognized award recognizes chefs whose projects have improved society through gastronomy.
Five Franschhoek Vignerons were amongst the top performers to score 90 points or higher in the fifth annual Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report (formerly known as the Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Report). The star producers were Plaisir de Merle, Boekenhoutskloof, Môreson, Rickety Bridge and Stony Brook.
Both members of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, Babylonstoren and Rickety Bridge excelled at this year’s Shiraz Challenge, securing them each a spot on the coveted ‘dream dozen’ list. Their wines making it onto the list were the Babylonstoren Shiraz 2014 and Rickety Bridge Shiraz 2013.
Franschhoek Wine Valley Vignerons DGB, Grande Provence and La Motte excelled at this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, each earning a Gold medal for their relevant wines entered.
Wednesday, 27 April proved to be a memorable Freedom Day for Dalewood Fromage when it was awarded the prestigious 2016 South African Dairy Product of the Year for its 12 month matured Huguenot cheese at the annual Agri-Expo Qualité Awards Dinner. The gala dinner took place at Grand West Casino in Cape Town.
Berets in hand. Check. Red; white and blue outfit planned to perfection. Check. French flare. Check. Now you’re ready to celebrate this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, 16th and 17th July, in style!
In March 42 shacks in the Langrug community, situated in Franschhoek, were destroyed by an uncontrolled fire. Many unexpectedly lost their homes and possessions. In addition to efforts by Disaster Management and other support groups, Franschhoek Wine Valley and Huguenot Fine Chocolates joined forces to raise much needed relief funding during the Easter period.
Following hot on the heels of the recent review in Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations, Franschhoek has yet again been listed as a traveller’s dream destination. For the fifth consecutive year Franschhoek has been listed in the Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Destinations in South Africa, as voted for by TripAdvisor travellers.
Franschhoek, regarded by those in the know as South Africa’s Culinary Capital, will play host to The Délice Network of Good Food Cities of the World Conference from 7 to 9 April 2016, where member cities will meet to discuss the benefits of promoting global food and wine tourism.
On 14 March 42 shacks in the Langrug community in Franschhoek were destroyed by an uncontrolled fire. Many unexpectedly lost their homes and possessions. Although Disaster Management and support groups are in full swing supporting the community where they can, there is still a dire need for new school uniforms for the children affected by this disaster. Franschhoek Wine Valley and Huguenot Fine Chocolates in Franschhoek has joined forces to raise some much needed funding towards this project, but we need your help.
With Easter around the corner, our restaurants and delis will be putting forward their best Easter treats for us. From scrumptious breakfasts, to delicious home baked bread and sweet treats, you will be sure to find something special to tickle your taste buds!