Franschhoek Wine Valley


Franschhoek Vignerons come out tops in Platter

The wine industry was abuzz recently with the launch of the Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018, which was also used to announce the highly anticipated 5-star rated wines. Franschhoek Vignerons did not disappoint, with a total of six producers receiving the prestigious rating.

The 5-star winning wineries were:
Bellingham
Boekenhoutskloof
Chamonix
Colmant Cap Classique & Champagne
Môreson
Mullineux

A total of 111 five-star wines are featured in the 2018 guides, which is scheduled for release later this month. All wines that scored 4,5 stars (equivalent to 90 points) or higher in the primary assessment went into the second round of tasting, which was conducted blind by small panels. According to publisher Jean-Pierre Rossouw the high number of five-star wines is to testament to the ever-improving winemaking, which is aided in no small part by the exceptional quality of the highly regarded 2015 and 2017 vintages.

The guide, which made its debut in 1980, is regarded as South Africa’s leading wine manual, with a total of 1,4 million hardcover copies printed. The guide is also available on mobile and desktop devices, which makes accessible to wine aficionados both locally and internationally.

To view the full report on this year’s winning wines, visit https://www.wineonaplatter.com/blog/post/17263


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