Franschhoek Wine Valley


Franschhoek Articles

Franschhoek may be a small town, but visitors and locals will agree that it is a constant hive of activity! Not only known worldwide for its award-winning wines and fine dining establishments, this quaint French influenced village in the heart of the Winelands is also a popular destination for artisan food, art, boutique shopping, adventure and outdoor activities, weddings and celebrations, history and culture, and festivals!

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Franschhoek Images

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Franschhoek Publications

The Franschhoek Tatler
Siegfried Schäfer
Tel 021 876 3460

Franschhoek Style
Helen Naudé
Tel 021 876 3460

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.

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