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Purchase your Franschhoek Winter Wines Value Box now!

22 of Franschhoek’s finest red wines showcased at the 2018 Winter Wines Festival delivered to your doorstep for only R 3 700  (values at R 4 221, over R 500 in savings!) Pre-order your Winters Wines box via Webtickets or purchase on the day at Franschhoek Winter Wines, 16 June…

Franschhoek welcomes the first South African Perfume Museum

Over the last 25 years Kumanov Perfumery has built a solid foundation of pioneering entrepreneurial vigor, creating Perfume Prive Workshop – first and only of its kind in Africa. Today their unique and most exclusive workshops, have established a worldwide reputation for quality, luxury and elegance. Another unprecedented milestone was…

Franschhoek producers triumph at International Wine Challenge 2018

Franschhoek Vignernons have reaffirmed their position as one of SA’s leading wine producing regions at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2018. The IWC is regarded as one of the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competitions, which follows a rigorous judging process. Every wine is blind tasted and…

Holden Manz and Plaisir de Merle excel in Prescient report

The seventh annual Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report has been published and two Franschhoek Vignerons impressed the judging panel, each scoring 90+ for their wines entered. A total of 89 entries were received from 74 producers, and the wines were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, with…

Franschhoek Vignerons recognized at Cabernet Franc Challenge

The annual Cabernet Franc Challenge recently took place at Avontuur Estate in Stellenbosch which saw Holden Manz and My Wyn were recognized for producing superb wines. Winners were selected for wines of outstanding complexity and elegance. A total of 50 entries were received, and the wines were judged by an…

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery spices things up with new menu

Tuk Tuk, part of Leeu Collection and located on Franschhoek’s vibey main street is well known for its bespoke brews and Mexican food. The popular Taqueria has recently introduced mouth-watering new dishes on its updated menu. Created by the innovative chef Martin Senekal, the new menu was a direct outcome…

South African Wine Estate shines in 2018 Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards

Enjoying internationally acclaim for the quality of its wine tourism offering, Franschhoek-based La Motte Wine Estate has again been acknowledged as Best Food and Wine Matching Experience in the 2018 edition of the Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards.  Comments from the judging panel included: “Great wine and food experience, fun, interesting and exciting…

Franschhoek’s Darren Badenhorst to showcase his skills during Goût de France

Le Coin Français’ Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst, will get the opportunity to showcase his culinary skills this week at the fourth annual Goût de France (Good France) week which takes place during 19 to 25 March. The purpose of the initiative is to embrace and respect differences, the exchange of…

Klapmuts Primary ahead of the pack with E-learning devices

The Val de Vie Foundation believes that the difference between schools reaching their full potential and those that don’t, is not due to social background, but rather the under resourcing of schools. Klapmuts Primary has a visionary principal, Mr. Ronnie Frans, and first-class teachers who have embraced e-Learning to its full extent.…

It’s a hat-trick for Babylonstoren

The Babylonstoren Hotel has once again secured a spot on the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List. This is the third time in a row that the luxurious boutique hotel, situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, has been acknowledged by this internationally recognized lifestyle and travel publication.…

Franschhoek still welcomes visitors in spite of the current drought

Franschhoek still welcomes visitors in spite of the current drought, with tourists flocking to the valley ready to discover all that it has to offer. However, as beautiful as the region is, the Western Cape of which we’re part of, is experiencing a significant drought. As of 1 February the…

Klink Awards 2014

Calling all Franschhoek Wine Valley fans! The Klink Awards are once again inviting foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors to show their love and appreciation for South Africa’s Winelands by voting for their favourite nominees in the annual consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism awards. Last year Franschhoek, regarded…

Reuben Riffel stars in MasterChef SA Season 3

MasterChef SA Season 3 has extra special meaning for Franschhoek in that it stars one of its own, none other than chef Reuben Riffel. A celebrity chef in his own right Reuben is recognised throughout the world and has cooked alongside the likes of other well-known foodies such as Martha…

Win 6 tickets to Franschhoek Uncorked!

Franschhoek wineries will be showcasing their superb wines and new releases and have a range of exciting activities lined up for the Franschhoek Uncorked weekend. Want to join us?  We are giving away SIX tickets to Franschhoek Uncorked (valued at R720), courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Valley. To stand a chance of…

Franschhoek Uncorked 27 & 28 September

Get into the swing of spring and sample superb wines at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, over the weekend of 27 and 28 September. Wineries in and around the Valley will be pulling out the stops showcasing their finest new release wines. This year 21 wineries will be particiapting and…

Ikeys regain the Vino Varsity trophy!

The skies were clear blue last Friday afternoon as the competing teams entered the arena for the 6th annual Vino Varsity Challenge. Tuks arrived early with time to spare for some on-site preparation. Ikeys pulled up with a team of blue-clad supporters and Maties donned face paint and pirate hats.…

Post photos of the mounted horses and win!

Did you notice that Franschhoek had some very special four-footed guests in town this past weekend? Especially for the Franschhoek Bastille Festival we had some very special mounted horses that patrolled our town to keep all our visitors safe! Did you manage to take a photo of our special hooved…

Bastille Festival Competition #3 – win tickets!

Did you know that you can win a fabulous trip for two to the Seychelles at this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival? What is the deal? Simply show us your moves on the dance floor on Saturday and Sunday at the Bastille Food & Wine Marquee! What is the catch? We…

Bastille Festival Competition #2 – Win tickets!

Now that we all know that a troupe of dancers from the beautiful islands of the Seychelles will be joining us at the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, we now want to know what dance they will be performing for us! Have a look at this YouTube video to find the answer:…

Bastille Festival competition #1 – win tickets!

To shake off the winter blues, we have invited a special group of dancers to the Franschhoek Bastille Festival! They will be travelling approximately 6 hrs and 45 minutes from their resident country to come and showcase their traditional dance with its typical elegant hip-swaying and shuffling of the feet.…

Chef Gerald van der Walt to join the Tasting Room team

Like every other Executive Chef at the top of their game—Margot Janse has decided to appoint a Head Chef for The Tasting Room; Gerald van der Walt (formerly of The Greenhouse in Cape Town). This creative collaboration is set to take the much-awarded fine dining restaurant to new heights. “I…

A Yellow-wood tree for “Cats se Pad” 195th birthday

Stellenbosch Municipality and the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve in association with Absa, today celebrated the 195th birthday of the oldest wagon trail, situated at the foothills of the Franschhoek mountain. To mark this special occasion, a new signpost was unveiled at the starting point of the “Cats se Pad” hiking…

Tripadvisor Lists Franschhoek As One Of The Top Three Destinations

Franschhoek has yet again been named South Africa’s favourite Winelands destination. This was recently announced at the annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations, where the valley was listed as one of the top three destinations in South Africa. Cape Town scooped first place, followed by Knysna. The sixth annual awards…

Win tickets to the Winter Sculpture Fair

It is time to spoil our Johannesburg fans! Franschhoek is going to Johannesburg again and you can help your Joburg friends and family to win tickets to join us! To enter our competition, visit the Franschhoek Wine Valley Facebook page below, Post by Franschhoek Wine Valley and Tourist Association. simply…

Cosecha Restaurant bringing fresh, latin cooking to Taste of Cape Town April 3-6

Fish tacos, huevos rancheros, and cocoa chili ribs at foodie festival Taking place in the open air flanked by the Green Point Stadium and Lion’s Head, the Green Point Cricket Club grounds will be turned into a gourmet village of restaurants, pop-up eateries and producers of handmade, rare and delicious foods this April 3-6.…

Win a handmade chocolate Easter bunny from Franschhoek

Legend has it that the Easter bunny will spoil you with some chocolate eggs during Easter IF you were well-behaved this past year! But we know it is good to let your hair down once in a while, so decided to give all of you an opportunity to stand a…

Family fun in Franschhoek

Easter holidays are just around the corner. Running out of ideas on how to keep the family and kids entertained? Franschhoek is the perfect family and holiday destination with something for everyone. Kick start your experience in Franschhoek with a visit to the world renowned Huguenot Fine Chocolates – pure…

Backsberg Picnic Concert: Ticket Giveaway 2

Stand a chance to win 2 tickets to see local SA band, Bed on Bricks, live at Backsberg on Sunday 9 March 2014! To stand a chance of winning these tickets, simply comment on the post below and give us the name of one of the albums that Bed on…

Experience the best of Anthonij Rupert Wines and L’Ormarins in one visit

Trams are a regular feature of movie scenes filmed in San Francisco, affording the audiences a glimpse of this classic mode of transport. Visitors can now head to L’Ormarins Estate and Anthonij Rupert Estate, situated in the breathtaking Franschhoek Wine Valley, to experience this mode of transport first hand. Owner…

Win tickets to the Vrede en Lust Harvest Festival

Win tickets to one of the most amazing harvest festivals in the valley! Stand a chance of winning two tickets to The Vrede en Lust harvest festival on Saturday 15 March 2014 (valued at R900), courtesy of Vrede en Lust This magical, exclusive day will kick off with an exciting,…

Musical ATKV-Oesfees is a Harvest Finale with ‘Gees’

Theuns Jordaan, Robbie Wessels, Loukmaan Adams and Karen Zoid are some of the headliners taking centre stage at South Africa’s most authentic harvest festival, the ATKV-Oesfees, to be held on Saturday, 22 March, 2014 at the Solms-Delta wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley. The seventh annual Oesfees, in association with…

Tell us why you love Franschhoek and win with Penchant Design

There are many ways to say “I love you!”, some people say it with beautiful words and clever poems, others can sketch and paint. Some of us are good at spoiling our loved ones with moonlight picnics and fancy food But we think there is no better way than saying…

Did you know?

Did you know that the word ‘Franschhoek’ is a direct Dutch translation for ‘French Corner’. Steeped in history the valley was originally settled in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture.  Most of the Huguenots who settled in the area  were…

Win tickets to Franschhoek Summer Wines

We have filled this bottle to the brim with some raisins!  Can you guess how many raisins it took to fill this empty bottle of wine? Guess correctly and stand a chance of winning four tickets to Franschhoek Summer Wines on 8 February 2014, courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Valley To enter visit our…

Fashion pop up at Holden Manz a great success!

16 November, Franschhoek – Despite the floods and relentless rain this weekend, the fashion pop up at Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek was a great success. The 6 fashion brands which included I AM – one of a kind, Erato Footwear and Accessories, Periquita SA, Alessia Boutique, Sloane & Madison and Blue Bay Clothing Boutique set up beautiful stations…

Grande Provence Announces The Festive Season Fine Dining Experiences

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, part of The Huka Retreats, proudly announces its unique Christmas and New Year’s Eve signature menus, which have been created by award-winning Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst, to take guests on a festive culinary journey in true Grande Provence style. Christmas Day presents guest with a…

Vinidivio Dijon-Bourgourgogne Awards

We are pleased to inform you that Franschhoek has won four silver awards at the Vinidivio Dijon-Bourgogne Awards in Dijon, France last night! Awards received as follows: 1.  83eme Foire Internationale et Gastronomique de DIJON Concours VINIDIVIO 2013 “LES VINS DU CAP OCCIDENTAL” MEDAILLE D’ARGENT Pour La Motte Sauvignon Blanc…

2013 Klink Awards competition – Congratulations to our winners!

We are happy to announce that: Debbie Lees has won a selection of Franschhoek Wines, and Collette van Aswegen has won four tickets to the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival as the two winners in our 2013 Klink Awards competition! We’d like to thank everyone for their votes and…

Meet Pierre Casanave – Veuve Cliquot winemaker

Adding to the excitement of this year’s festivities visitors can look forward to meeting celebrated Veuve Cliquot winemaker, Pierre Casenave, who will be making an appearance at this year’s festival. The Veuve Clicquot Champagne House situated in Reims, France is internationally recognized as producing one of the world’s finest Champagnes.…

Grande Provence launches some great wine blending opportunities

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, part of Huka Retreats, is home to a collection of award-winning wines, situated in the Franschhoek Valley, and is proud to launch unique wine blending opportunities, in The Tasting Room, at just R150.00 per person, minimum of 6 pax. Guests will receive three different grape…

Win four tickets to the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival

Vivacious, social, and sophisticated, Champagne is truly one of the most delightful wines one can serve. But do you really know your bubbles?  Share your quirky and fun facts about Champagne and surprise us!  Stand a chance of winning four tickets (valued at R800) to the Franschhoek Cap Classique &…

Vote for us in the 2013 Klink Awards and win great prizes!

Do you love Franschhoek? If YOU DO, please vote for us In the 2013 Klink Awards!  We have been nominated in the “Happy Times” Award for Most Memorable Wine Route,  as well as the “Crowd Pleaser” Award for the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The ‘Magic of Bubbles’,…

2013 Michelangelo Wine Awards

Congratulations to the following Vignerons de Franschhoek members that received awards in the 2013 Michelangelo Wine Awards! TM MERCUREY BEST BORDEAUX STYLE RED BLEND Grande Provence: The Grande Provence 2009 GRAN D’OR Grande Provence: Grande Provence Red Blend 2009 La Petite Ferme: La Petite Ferme Merlot 2012 Noble Hill Wine…

Bloem red wins Double Gold at Michelangelo International Wine Awards

Bloem delivers exceptional quality with a playful and easy-going personality For immediate release Simonsberg-Paarl, South Africa – 8 September 2013. On the heels of being chosen by Wine Spectator as of the top 20 values from South Africa, the Bloem red collected a bit of bling at this year’s Michelangelo…

2013 Klink Awards

Calling all Franschhoek Wine Valley supporters! The Klink Awards are once again inviting foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors to show their love and appreciation for South Africa’s Winelands by voting for their favourite nominees in the annual consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism awards. Last year Franschhoek, regarded…

The Franschhoek Mystery Weekend – 27 & 28 September 2013

Did you miss out on the last Franschhoek Mystery Weekend? Well here’s the good news!  Join us over the weekend of 27 and 28 September in Franschhoek the vavavoom capital of the winelands, for the next in our series of Mystery Weekends. Our dynamite Winter Mystery Weekends are heating up…

Win tickets to Franschhoek Uncorked!

Say goodbye to the grey moods of winter and celebrate at Franschhoek Uncorked from 7 to 8 September 2013! Franschhoek wineries will be showcasing their exciting new vintages and releases and have a range of exciting activities lined up for the weekend. We are giving away FOUR tickets to Franschhoek…

A tribute to women at Grande Provence

August 2013 – During Women’s month in August, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek will celebrate women by treating each lady to a free standard tasting of the award-winning Grande Provence wines, which includes 2 white wines and 2 red wines in The Tasting Room. Further tasting options include…

The Franschhoek Mystery Weekend – 16 & 17 August 2013

Did you miss out on the first Franschhoek Mystery Weekend? Well here’s the good news!  Join us over the weekend of 16 and 17 August in Franschhoek  the vavavoom capital of the winelands, for the next in our series of Mystery Weekends. Our dynamite Winter Mystery Weekends are heating up…

Franschhoek Winter Wines & Franschhoek Uncorked Competition

ENTER OUR FRANSCHHOEK WINTER WINES COMPETITION: PART 1 Calling all car fanatics! Can you name the make of the three cars below? Tip: All three of these cars were showcased at the Top Gear Festival in Durban earlier this year. Correctly identify at least one of these cars and stand…

Bloem white blend one of Wine Spectator’s top 20 values

Readers paging through this month’s edition of Wine Spectator will be presented with boundless spreads of the picturesque South African winelands and treated to extensive reviews of the area’s restaurants and touristic attractions. However, the all important question is “what do I drink?” In reviewing more than 500 South African…

New Culinaria Collection celebrates age-old relationship between food and wine

The exciting and on-trend Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards has now launched a brand new range of wines called the Culinaria Collection. The Collection is inspired by terroir-specific French styles and celebrates the age-old relationship between food and wine. “The Culinaria Collection is a celebration of the passions of the Leopard’s…

Win tickets to the Franschhoek Bastille Festival!

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which over the years has become a social calendar highlight! To celebrate our 20th anniversary we are giving away Bastille Festival tickets!  Stand a chance of winning four tickets to the Bastille Food & Wine Marquee valued at R 600 on…

Gold for Plaisir de Merle at 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards

Plaisir de Merle Sauvignon Blanc 2012 was awarded a gold medal at the internationally respected 2013 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), while its debut Grand Brut 2010 MCC took a silver. Cellarmaster, Niel Bester, said:  “We had high hopes of the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc after the successful sell-out of the…

Win tickets to Cook Franschhoek!

Want to learn how to cook with Franschhoek’s chefs and taste with Franschhoek’s winemakers? Stand a chance of winning four tickets to attend a demo at Cook Franschhoek on Saturday, 15 June 2013, courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Valley and Leopard’s Leap Rotisserie & Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards! At this demo…

Franschhoek Mystery Weekend 7 to 9 June 2013

Did you miss out on the first Franschhoek Mystery Weekend? Well here’s the good news! Join us over the weekend of 7 – 9 June in Franschhoek the vavavoom capital of the winelands, for the next in our series of Mystery Weekends. Our dynamite Winter Mystery Weekends are heating up…

Join Franschhoek’s top chefs and wine makers at the 2013 Winter Sculpture Fair

Franschhoek is going to Johannesburg! We are giving away… four tickets to the Winter Sculpture Fair, presented by MasterCard, with Franschhoek’s top chefs and wine makers, at the Nirox Residency and Sculpture Park in Johannesburg, for Sunday 5 May 2013! courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Valley! To enter, name one of…

Win four tickets to experience the Franschhoek Wine Tram!

The Franschhoek Wine Tram is a fun-filled experience for the whole family. To celebrate the school holidays we are giving away… four tickets (two adults & two children) to join an experience on the Franschhoek Wine Tram, courtesy of the Franschhoek Wine Tram and Franschhoek Wine Valley! To enter, name…

Franschhoek Farm Worker of the Year Award 2013

The 4th annual Franschhoek Farm Worker of the Year prize-giving was held at the Oesfees at Solms Delta in Franschhoek on 23 March 2013. Since its inception the award has gained great momentum, with an enthusiastic crowd cheering as the finalists mounted the stage and the winner was announced. Franschhoek…

Neil Jewell from Bread & Wine scoops best producer in The Paddocks category of The Eat Out Produce Awards 2013

The Charcuterie King, Neil Jewell is crowned the best producer in The Paddocks category of The Eat Out DSTV Food Network Produce Awards. The winners were announced during a night market at The Biscuit Mill in Woodstock <http://www.eatout.co.za/Stores-Markets/532/Cape-Town/Markets/Neighbourgoods-Market-Cape-Town> , Cape Town on 15 March 2013. Stands at the night market were run…

Enter our Franschhoek Summer Wines Competition

WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO KEEP COOL DURING THE GLORIOUS SUMMER DAYS IN FRANSCHHOEK? Tell us how you would spend a perfect summers day in Franschhoek and stand a chance of winning two tickets  to Franschhoek Summer Wines on Saturday, 16 March 2013, courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Valley! Simply write your answer on our Facebook…

Franschhoek Harvest Festival Competition

How many grapes can you fit into a wine bottle? Guess correctly and stand a chance of winning two tickets to the Vrede en Lust Harvest Festival on Saturday, 2 March 2013. Write your answer on our Facebook wall or post it on Twitter by using the hashtag #harvest. Competition…

Enter the Franschhoek Wine Valley Valentine’s Competition

Do you love Franschhoek as much as we do? Tell us why you’re a fan of Franschhoek and stand the chance of winning one of two fantastic Valentine’s Day prizes, courtesy of Franschhoek Wine Valley! Simply go to our Facebook page and tell us why you love Franschhoek by Wednesday…

Consumers rate Franschhoek as the ‘Most Memorable Wine Route’ at #KLINK Awards

The Franschhoek Wine Valley, regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine producing regions and gourmet capital, walked away with the title of The ‘Happy Times’ Award for Most Memorable Wine Route, at this year’s inaugural #KLINK Awards, which took place on 1 November 2012. The competition was the brainchild…

Terra del Capo Tasting Room officially open!

ANTHONIJ RUPERT WINES OPENS A SPACIOUS TASTING CENTRE, CELEBRATING LA DOLCE VITA WITH A CHOICE OF WINE FLIGHTS AND AUTHENTIC ANTIPASTI This summer sees the opening of a brand-new tasting room in the Franschhoek valley by Anthonij Rupert Wines to showcase the company’s Italian-inspired Terra del Capo range. This delightful,…

South Africa’s 2012 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Winners Announced

Diners Club is proud to announce that the Winemaker of the Year 2012 title has been awarded to Razvan Macici from Nederburg Wines, for his Private Bin Eminence 2007. Arguably the most coveted wine awards in the industry, the Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Awards have now been running…

Babylonstoren, South Africa

If you are craving New World wines from the southern hemisphere, remember that the growing season is the opposite of up north: You will need to wait until March to experience a harvest in wine capitals like Argentina or Australia. The same goes for Babylonstoren in South Africa’s Drakenstein Valley.…

Franschhoek Awarded Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service of the Year

In an awards ceremony held last night at Kronenburg Estate in Paarl, the Franschhoek Wine Valley walked away with the title of Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service (LTA) of the Year, at the annual Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards. This award is bestowed upon a Local Tourism…

Vote for Franschhoek Wine Valley and its members in the 2012 Klink Awards!

Calling all foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm fans! Show your love for South Africa’s winelands by voting for your favourite nominee in the country’s first ever, consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism award – the #Klink Awards. You also stand a chance to win fabulous weekly prizes through your participation.…

Maties clinch the 4th annual Backsberg Vino Varsity Challenge

As the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch buses pulled up at Backsberg last Friday, there was a perceptible tension in the air. Faces painted and flags waving, it was clear that that the UCT Wine Society was determined to retain the title. Likewise, Stellenbosch, was ready to give it…

Franschhoek Uncorked 1 & 2 September 2012

Say goodbye to the grey moods of winter and celebrate the start of spring by heading off to the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September for the annual Franschhoek Uncorked festival. Franschhoek wineries in and around the scenic valley welcome the fresh, new season, using the opportunity to…

Franschhoek Art in Clay

Annual feast of ceramics in six Franschhoek galleries Opens Saturday 27 October – ends 16 November For a whole month, participating Franschhoek galleries will show their own selections of ceramics by contemporary South African ceramic artists who use the most basic of materials – clay and water, transformed by skill…

Franschhoek Winter Wines

Celebrate the final days of winter in style and head off to the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate on Saturday, 4 August for Franschhoek Winter Wines. Known as one of SA’s leading wine destinations, more than 20 of the valley’s finest wineries will be showcasing their top winter wines at this exclusive event. Participating wineries…

Franschhoek Mystery Weekend

It’s back! Due to popular demand and the sell out success of the inaugural weekend, visitors to the breathtakingly beautiful Franschhoek Wine Valley can look forward to a few more Mystery Weekends. The memorable weekend promises to add a dash of intrigue and spice to your life. For a mere…

France and South Africa celebrate culture, creativity and innovation

France – South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 Johannesburg, 10 May 2012 – A multifaceted bilateral collaboration between France and South Africa, concluded last year by the heads of states of France and South Africa, moves into high gear this winter as the first French Season in South Africa kicks…

Sensational Pacific rim winter cuisine at Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz

A new menu infused with exotic flavours of the orient and a passion for cutting edge cuisine with a strong Pacific rim twist is what new Executive Chef Cheyne Morrisby is serving up this winter at the Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz Wine Estate. Chef Cheyne, who has cooked at…

The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence now offers Bed & Breakfast Option

15 May 2012 – Due to popular demand by local and international guests,Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek is pleased to announce that The Owner’s Cottage now offers a Bed & Breakfast rate. The luxurious 5-star graded Owner’s Cottage has previously only been available to guests on an exclusive-use basis.…

Gerard Holden inducted into SA chapter of Commanderie de Bordeaux

Gerard Holden, co-owner of Holden Manz, the magnificent boutique wine estate nestled between two rivers with majestic Franschhoek mountain views, has been inducted into the Commanderie de Bordeaux en Afrique de Sud, the South African chapter of the worldwide Commanderie that unites wine lovers with a passion for Bordeaux. Gerard,…

Entries invited for 4th Annual South African Wine Writers Award

South African wine writers are invited to enter the 4th Annual South African Wine Writers Award. Articles written during 2011 and published in South Africa or on a recognized South African website, will be considered. The wine writing community of South Africa is invited to submit one wine-related article per…

Franschhoek Wineries Open during Easter

Please download the document below to see which wineries will be open this Easter weekend: Download: Franschhoek Wineries open over Easter Please contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley office on +27(0)21 876 2861 or email info@franschhoek.org.za if you need more information.

Holden Manz appoints new chef at the Franschhoek Kitchen

Exciting cuisine, infused with a love for good food and vast experience in the restaurant industry cooking for celebrities, beckons at Holden Manz with the appointment of seasoned chef Cheyne Morrisby at the Franschhoek Kitchen, the signature restaurant at this magnificent wine estate. “We are delighted to announce the appointment…

Franschhoek Mystery Weekend (sold out)

SOLD OUT IN LESS THAN A WEEK – WATCH THIS SPACE FOR AN UPDATE ON OUR NEXT MYSTERY WEEKEND Add a dash of intrigue and spice to your life this April with the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend. Taking place over the long weekend (27th and 28th of April), in the Franschhoek…

Val De Vie 5 Nations Invitational joins the Annual Polo Calendar

New to the South African Polo calendar the Val de Vie 5 Nations Invitational Polo Classic, made its debut on Saturday 24th March at Val de Vie Estate in true polo style. Serving as the perfect platform for VIP corporate entertainment and as a networking opportunity for businessmen and their…

Singular food and wine experience at Holden Manz in Franschhoek

Taste the wide range of Holden Manz wines and experience the magic of food and wine pairing at this magnificent boutique wine estate nestled between two rivers with majestic views of the Franschhoek mountains. With Karl Lambour and Schalk Opperman heading the winemaking team, there are great things happening on…

The 2012 Veuve Cliquot Polo Masters upped the glamour stakes once again

Cape Town and Johannesburg’s social set were out in full force this weekend at the second annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo at Val de Vie Estate in Cape Town. Following the success of last year’s event, which was the champagne brand’s first foray into African polo, the 2012 Veuve Clicquot…

Grande Provence Introduces a new Shiraz

17 February 2012 – Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, situated in the Franschhoek Valley and home to numerous award-winning wines is proud to welcome the Grande Provence Shiraz 2008 to its collection, created by Winemaker, Jaco Marais. The Shiraz 2008 is an elegant, medium bodied red wine, which is aged…

Owner’s Cottage @ Grande Provence Nominated in World Travel Awards

‘The Owner’s Cottage’ at the 5-star, award-winning Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, part of Huka Retreats – Huka Lodge in New Zealand and Dolphin Island in Fiji – has once again been nominated in the category of South Africa’s Leading Villa within the 2011 World Travel Awards. Comments General…

Tim James Wins Annual SA Wine Writers’ Prize

Cape wine master Tim James was again announced on Friday evening as the winner of the 3rd Annual South African Wine Writers Prize. James was also the winner last year. The award was presented by author Christopher Hope and Jenny Prinsloo (CEO, Franschhoek Wine Valley) at a function hosted by…

Kai Lossgott Book Launch at “The Gallery”

‘The Gallery’ at the Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek, welcomes legendary artist and author, Kai Lossgott with the launch of his new book , on Sunday 15, May at 11h00 , aptly called “Talking to the tree outside my window I sleep” . The author will be in conversation…

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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