Franschhoek Wine Valley


DSTV Franschhoek Bastille Festival

Berets in hand. Check. Red; white and blue outfit planned to perfection. Check. French flair. Check. Now you’re ready to celebrate this year’s DStv Franschhoek Bastille Festival, 15th and 16th July, in style!

DStv are the proud partners of this year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival, adding an extra special offering to the festivities with the introduction of an exclusive four-day hospitality package. Valid from 13 to 16 July this offering is perfectly suited to those with an adventurous spirit, which promises to be the ultimate Franschhoek experience. Inspired by Joie de Vivre, the “joy of living” a limited number of packages are available to celebrate the joy of living – the French way! The package includes participation in the Contre La Montre, a mountain bike race against the clock in a ten-segment time trial, held over three days. This is a new, unique mountain biking concept in South Africa better suited to fit and experienced mountain bike riders. The package also includes luxury accommodation, access to exclusive functions, all meals as per the programme, as well as a partners’ programme and day activities to enjoy some of the finest experiences available in Franschhoek.

The Joie de Virve packages are available at R30 000 per couple excluding VAT. For more information please contact Robert Cook at robert@openfield.co.za.

The Food & Wine Marquee which festivalgoers can visit during the weekend of the 15th and 16th of July is set against the backdrop of the historic Huguenot Monument and is the place to be. As winter sets in the marquee is guaranteed to keep out the cold yet still offering exquisite views of the mountain. Ample parking on the grounds allow for comfortable walking distance to and from the village. Sample the superb Franschhoek wines on offer or treat your taste buds to the selection of delicious gourmet fare available to purchase from some of Franschhoek’s well-known eateries.

Add the quirky caricature artist who captures your Bastille experience, the popular Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition and a dedicated children’s area, and you have all the ingredients for a fun filled festival.

Tickets to the Food & Wine Marquee cost R280 person and include entry, a complimentary tasting glass and a booklet of five wine tasting coupons. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day. Tickets are limited and to avoid disappointment on missing out on all the action pre-booking through www.webtickets.co.za is advised.

Adding that extra pizzazz, the village, a hive of festival activities, will be kitted out in its finest French flair, as you take in the sights and sounds of all that’s on offer. Boules, markets, fine food and so much more.

For more information visit www.franschhoekbastille.co.za.

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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