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Grande Provence rolls out the red carpet on Mother’s Day

Let Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate treat your mom like a queen with a masterly crafted meal, gorgeous wines, or for the ultimate spoil, a luxurious weekend getaway in Franschhoek on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 13 May, In honour of his own mom, Executive Chef Guy Bennett has created a delicious…

Top Franschhoek chefs team up for StreetSmart fundraiser

Three top Franschhoek chefs are putting on their super hero aprons in aid of the region’s most vulnerable children at a fabulous StreetSmart luncheon on Monday, 7 May 2018. Chefs Chris Erasmus, Darren Badenhorst and Neil Jewel are joining forces for this not-to-be-missed 3-course fund-raiser at Foliage Restaurant. StreetSmart SA,…

Franschhoek returns to the Winter Sculpture Fair

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 12 and 13 May. Organisers of the event, Artlogic, have once again teamed up with the Franschhoek Wine Valley to bring to the fair the finest culinary…

Inspired by the grape | 24 March 2018

The grape, small and unpretentious, yet responsible for a worldwide phenomenon which has resulted in a plethora of superb wine varietals we have come to love and appreciate throughout the years. On Saturday, 24 March Anthonij Rupert Wyne Estate in Franschhoek will pay homage to this bountiful fruit by hosting a special grape inspired…

Serene family Easter picnic at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

Enjoy a relaxed family picnic this Easter Sunday complete with an Easter egg hunt for the kids, a wide variety of delicious country-style eats and fabulous wines at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. In addition to picnic baskets filled to the brim, visitors can opt for a selection of lighter foods…

Soak up the last rays of Summer in Franschhoek

With a slight chill in the air in the mornings it is a gentle reminder to us that Summer is drawing to a close and Autumn is dusting off her coat to make a brief appearance before Winter sets in. With the seasons changing what better excuse to linger longer…

Upload your #franscHHoekmoments to Instagram and WIN!

We invited a few talented local Instagrammers to join us for an afternoon of #franscHHoekmoments in the valley. We started with a food and wine pairing at Grande Provence, followed by a walk through the village, where we stopped at Reuben's Restaurant, David Walters' ceramics gallery, Huguenot Fine Chocolate and…

The Pretty Blog adds extra sparkle to this year’s Franschhoek Wedding Showcase

Franschhoek is the perfect (and definitely romantic) setting to celebrate the most memorable day of your life. Exquisite views, world class venues, fine dining and award-winning wines complete the package for this special day. A sneak peek of what you can expect will be on offer at the inaugural Franschhoek…

Enter our #franscHHoekmoments Instagram Video competition and WIN a weekend for two

We’re giving away a luxurious weekend for two in Franschhoek – to one lucky Instagrammer! Capture 15 seconds of footage of yourself or your friends enjoying #franscHHoekmoments, whether that’s tasting wine in the valley or enjoying the sights and sounds of Franschhoek and share it with us. The winner will…

Franschhoek’s Excellent Service Rewarded

In an awards ceremony held on 18 March at the Golden Valley Casino in Worcester, the Franschhoek Wine Valley was presented the Service Excellence Award at the Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards. The prestigious Service Excellence Award is bestowed upon a tourism business that best promotes the tourism…

Franschhoek Wedding Showcase 18 April 2015

Franschhoek is the perfect (and definitely romantic) setting to celebrate the most memorable day of your life. Exquisite views, world class venues, fine dining and award-winning wines complete the package for this special day. A sneak peek of what you can expect will be on offer at the inaugural Franschhoek…

Franschhoek Summer Wines 2015 in Pictures

On Sunday the 7th of February 2015, the sun was out and shining beautifully for the Franschhoek Summer Wines festival. Hosted at Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards, the festival was a celebration of the valley's top summer reds, whites, rosés and MCCs. It was an all-white fashion affair and guests looked…

Say “I love you!” in Franschhoek this Valentine’s Day

We’re not sure if it’s our breathtaking mountains, our small village atmosphere or our superb food and wine that makes Franschhoek such a perfect place for romance, but so many people here find it easy to say “I love you”. This year, during Valentines weekend, lovers, friends and families will…

Barrels of fun at Grande Provence Harvest Festival

Celebrate the 2015 grape harvest with Grande Provence on Saturday, 28 February, with fun and laughter as the order of the day at their annual Harvest Festival. Start your morning at 9H00 with artisanal coffee and farm baked muffins followed by a day of grape picking, stomping, wine tasting and…

#festivefranscHHoek: Fine food, fabulous wine and loads of fun

Welcome to Franschhoek! There is something so delightfully decadent about shopping after hours. Not grocery shopping, but shopping-shopping – exploring clothing boutiques, browsing art galleries, and nipping in and out of artisanal food stores and tempting chocolate shops. Add a glass or two of chilled bubbly to the experience and,…

Franschhoek Summer Wines

Summer is here! Join the Franschhoek Vignerons at the annual Summer Wines Festival on Saturday 7 February at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards from 12pm to 5pm. Franschhoek winemakers will be showcasing their top white, rosé or MCC wines at this intimate event. Enjoy delicious food from the rotisserie kitchen, while…

Win four tickets to Franschhoek Summer Wines

Simply tell us which Franschhoek wine is your favourite wine to drink during Summer, and stand a chance of winning four tickets (valued at R480) to Franschhoek Summer Wines on Saturday, 7 February 2015, courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Valley To enter, simply comment on the competition post below with your…

Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival in Pictures

This past weekend hundreds of people flocked to Franschhoek to experience the Magic of Bubbles at the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, presented by MasterCard. It was a flurry of black and white, parasols and Panama hats and lots of good style. Tickets for the event, which showcased some…

Successful AGM and a new logo for Franschhoek

A new look for Franschhoek Wine Valley We are very excited to be introducing a new destination logo for the Franschhoek Wine Valley. We proudly launched our new logo at our AGM on Thursday, the 20th of November at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards. The new logo will be used across all of our marketing collateral and online…

Experience Festive Franschhoek from 10 – 16 December 2014

Escape the hustle and bustle of the silly season and retreat to the tranquil surroundings of the Franschhoek Wine Valley to recharge. From 10 to 16 December Franschhoek will come alive with festive cheer when wine farms, restaurants, retail stores and accommodation establishments pull out the stops. Dine at leisure,…

Winelands High Tea – A decadent affair

We might be biased, but we believe that Franschhoek's Winelands High Tea is the best there is. To get a second opinion, we recently invited a group of lovely ladies from the media and blog world to join us for high tea and bubbly with our charismatic host, Nick Davies. …

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

Relax in the grand marquee situated on the lawns surrounding Franschhoek’s iconic Huguenot Monument or engage with winemakers as they present some of South Africa’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and France’s best Champagnes.   Complementing the selection of bubblies are mouth-watering delights offered by the local restaurants that have firmly…

What to do in Franschhoek during the beautiful month of October

October is regarded as the beautiful month with flowers in full bloom and everything looking sparkling new and fresh. The timing couldn’t be better to visit Franschhoek, which plays host to three intimate yet popular events.   View exquisite ceramic works by internationally acclaimed potter David Walters at this year’s Franschhoek…

Congratulations to all Enduroman participants!

On Saturday 27 September, the inaugural Enduroman off-road triathlon was held in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Photo by Oakpics Photography The race included a gruelling 2,5 km swim, an 80 km mountain bike leg and a 21 km trail run, which introduced some of the most scenic parts of Franschhoek…

Franschhoek Uncorked Photo Competition winner announced!

We are pleased to congratulate Almari Arangies for winning two tickets to the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival from 29 to 30 November! We loved her Franschhoek Uncorked festival image taken at Lynx Wine Estate this past weekend: We have also captured a few of our festival-goers’ Franschhoek Uncorked moments…

Franschhoek Uncorked weekend highlights: Part 2

This past weekend, 21 of Franschhoek’s wineries showcased their delicious wines and offerings to a great crowd that joined Franschhoek Uncorked with us this year! This is part two of some of the highlights. Check out Part 1 here.  La Chataigne Boule, live music, homemade lemonade and La Chataigne wines…

Franschhoek Uncorked weekend highlights: Part 1

This past weekend, 21 of Franschhoek’s wineries showcased their delicious wines and offerings to a great crowd that joined Franschhoek Uncorked with us this year! We are looking back at some of our best Franschhoek Uncorked moments. Babylonstoren Wine and olive tastings at Babylonstoren Noble Hill Wine Estate Ice cream…

Popping the cork on a new blog for the Franschhoek Valley

Just in time to celebrate with the many bottles we will be popping in the valley this weekend at the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, today we officially launch our  brand new blog platform. Together with Flow Cape Town and Destinate Solutions, we have developed this blog as an interactive, up-to-the-minute portal…

What’s happening in Franschhoek

Below is a list of Franschhoek events for the remainder of 2014. Click on the event titles for full information on our main website. September 2014 24 September : Braai Day with Leopard's Leap and Weber 26 September: Wine & Dine Collaboration at Grande Provence  27 September: Enduroman South Africa 27 September: Franschhoek Uncorked Festival…

Franschhoek weddings – a special affair

Photographs in vineyards make for spectacular backdrops Weddings in Franschhoek are dazzling affairs and some wine farms gear up for spring and summer, traditionally a popular time to get married. From purpose-built venues to historical manors, vineyards and gardens, there are enough venue choices to make any couple happy. Many…

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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