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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,…

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.…

Why we love Autumn in Franschhoek

During Autumn Franschhoek transforms into a display of deep reds, yellows and golden browns. We have also been treated to some of the most glorious sunny, but fresh days, making it one of the best times to head over to Franschhoek to spend time with family and friends. Below we…

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…

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…

Meet Rez, Kika and Chase – Franschhoek’s wine dogs for March 2015

Grande Provence is home to Hungarian Vizslas, Rez and Kika, and constant companions to winemaker, Karl Lambour. Rez, Kika and Chase also happen to be the Franschhoek Wine Valley Dogs for March.  Hungarian Vizslas are a very old and pure breed dating back some 500 years.  They are highly intelligent,…

Franschhoek Wine Dog of the Month: February

Meet Peggy-Sue the fun loving nine-year-old Staffie, the Franschhoek Wine Dog for February, and whose owner is La Bri winemaker Irene Waller.  According to Irene, Peggy-Sue has a distinct passion for Merlot says Irene. She also has a keen sense for ripeness and will taste all, but only eat the…

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…

Franschhoek sees double at San Pellegrino Young Chef 2015

Regarded as one of the most prestigious culinary competitions globally this year’s San Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Awards is represented by Franschhoek both on the judging panel and Top 10 finalists. Internationally acclaimed Margot Janse, Executive Chef at Le Quartier Français’ The Tasting Room, will be joining fellow judges chefs Massimo…

Introducing Franschhoek’s Wine Dogs

Franschhoek may be well known for its superb wines and world class cuisine, but did you know that it is also home to some of the most loyal, and cutest dogs? Regarded as ‘man’s best friend’ we’ll be paying homage to these trusted furry friends, showcasing a different dog each…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Family fun in Franschhoek

School holidays are here! Running out of ideas on how to keep the family and kids entertained? Bring them to Franschhoek for a fun-filled day out. Something sweet is always a treat. The world famous Huguenot Fine Chocolates is pure chocolate heaven and a delight for young and old! Indulge…

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…

Maison Estate chef cooks on instinct

Artfully plated food Arno Janse van Rensburg, chef of The Kitchen at the Maison Estate, cooks on instinct, using whatever is available and fresh. He describes his food as “global contemporary”. Janse van Rensburg developed his cooking style growing up with a family that enjoyed fishing and diving. They cooked…

Her wine, her way

Jacoline Haasbroek My Wyn, which sits high on a mountain overlooking Franschhoek, is a pretty, and pretty small, winery run by Jacoline Haasbroek. Every year just under 10 000 bottles of wine emerge from her tiny cellar on the farm Uithoek in Uitkyk Street. Jacoline has been making wine since…

Good herbs for the soul

Judah James at the entrance to the herb garden When next you’re in Franschhoek, pop into the indigenous herb garden in the town’s main road. There you will find Judah James, a Khoi Rastafarian who has extensive knowledge of local herbs and what they have been used for through the…

Franschhoek’s master potter at work

David Walters David Walters kneads and stretches a lump of clay a few times before placing it on his potter’s wheel. He sits down and immediately starts working the white clay on the spinning wheel, which quickly takes shape with his manipulation. He deftly coaxes the clay and it defies…

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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