Franschhoek Wine Valley

De Villiers Chocolate Cafè

As South Africa’s first “Bean to Bar” chocolate makers, we pride ourselves in making everything from scratch – from sourcing and roasting our own cocoa and coffee beans, to making our own ice cream and a wide selection of confections.

A hobby that we started in our garage with machines built out of recycled home appliances, led to the discovery of the richness and diversity of single origin chocolate. Our journey soon developed into a chocolate obsession that continues to this day.

Our original factory is based on Spice Route farm in Paarl where we offer tutored chocolate tastings and a view of our small factory through large glass windows. On the same farm we have DV Café where guests can enjoy our coffee, ice cream and cake selection.

De Villiers Chocolate Café in Franschhoek offers our very own CHOCOLATE, COFFEE and ICE CREAM all under one delicious roof. It is a world first in the sense that we make all of these ourselves using only authentic ingredients: “GOOD” in every way – GMO free, Gluten free, and free from any artificial colourants, flavourings or stabilisers.


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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.