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…
Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley are spoilt for choice as they can include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce. The Franschhoek Artisan Route affords visitors the opportunity to treat their taste buds to some of the…
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…
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 heaven.
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 on the culinary map.
The FLF has always been known for its palette of politics, literacy, literature, humour, creativity, controversy and contrast. This year is no exception, with 150-plus authors from Nigeria, Kenya, the UK, New Zealand, Botswana, Israel – and of course South Africa – sharing their talent, wit and insights across 105 events over three jam-packed days.
La Bri and Haut Espoir excelled at this year’s 10 Year Old Wine Awards, which were announced on 19 April. 72 entries from 41 producers were received, and these were tasted blind by the three person panel, and scored according to the 100 point quality scale.
The popular Winter Sculpture Fair, a sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park over the weekend of 13 and 14 May. Organisers of the event, Artlogic, has once again teamed up with the Franschhoek Wine Valley to bring to the fair the finest food and wine offerings from this world-renowned valley.
The National Wine Challenge, which incorporates Top 100 SA Wines, the premier fine-wine-only event in South Africa, announced its winning wines at a special event held on 25 April. The Franschhoek producers included in the lineup of Top 100 SA Wines were La Motte, Boschendal, Rickety Bridge, Bellingham and Babylonstoren. Holden Manz and Allée Bleue were acknowledged as a Double Gold Award winners.
Surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence. This is what the sellout Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are all about, and this year is no exception. If you haven’t booked one of these you’re missing out.
Conventionally a time to hibernate, this year, winter at Leopard’s Leap will see some exciting renovations! The kitchen, run by the passionate Chef Pieter de Jager and well-known for its popular hands-on cooking classes, delicious Rotisserie lunches and those delightful bites for the weekly food and wine pairing, will be revamped for a new interpretation of all that is food, family and fun!
Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa.
It is all about perfect balance! The weight of the dish is the most important consideration, and this depends as much on the way the ingredients are cooked as on the flavours of the ingredients themselves. The key is to balance the weight of the food with the weight of the wine, so that neither overwhelms the other.
The results for the third annual Wine Label Design Awards have been announced and Franschhoek vignerons received recognition for their innovative and eye catching labels.
An international sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, complete with exquisite food and wine from the Franschhoek Valley. #WinterSculptureFair