Franschhoek Wine Valley

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.

Franschhoek Wine Valley and its members have been nominated in a variety of different categories. Please support the valley by voting for us and our members below:

BEYOND EXPECTATIONS: Award for Great Food and Excellent Value

Situated between our Klink awards for bistro-style country cuisine and fine dining, this award is for a Winelands restaurant in the mid-price category that serves seriously good food at very fair prices,

attracting foodies by raising the bar and presenting local garden and winelands produce with passion and contemporary culinary style.

Vote for the following Franschhoek establishments:

Bread and Wine at Môreson
Haute Cabrière
Babel at Babylonstoren

WILD CARD: Award for Most Unusual Attraction on a Wine Route

Celebrating the most unusual and memorable attraction on a wine farm, this award is for a destination that offers a unique selling point attracting wine tourists to the cellar- door – from wine and river cruises to vintage motorcar and heritage museums.

Vote for the following Franschhoek establishments:

Pierneef Art Collection at La Motte
Franschhoek Motor Museum at Anthonij Rupert

COUNTRY COMFORT: Award for Boutique Accommodation on a Wine Estate

The winner of this category offers boutique accommodation on a wine farm that promises something extraordinary in a vineyard setting, whether that be in a Cape Dutch manor house or a luxury guesthouse. The winning venue will capture the romance of a wine farm getaway and offer world-class accommodation.

Vote for the following Franschhoek establishments:

Vrede en Lust Manor House
Plaisir de Merle
Basse Provence Country House Rickety Bridge

GOURMET: Award for Best Gourmet Restaurant at the Cellar Door

This award goes to the best of the best cellar-door restaurants in the Cape Winelands – those gastronomic destinations with signature chefs who create cuisine on the cutting edge to attract domestic and foreign wine tourists. We were looking for restaurants which pay great attention to detail in terms of an overall cellar-door experience, have a great location, first-class service, a focus on artisanal and local Winelands produce, seasonal menus, tasting menus which expertly pair food and wine, a sommelier service and a wine list which showcases older vintages, own wines and/or regional wines at the cellar door.

Vote for the following Franschhoek establishment:

Pierneef à La Motte

TREAD GENTLY: Award for Most Green Wine Farm

The wine farm that sets the standard for green, planet-friendly farming practices in terms of sustainable viticulture and wine production, biodiversity and conservation initiatives, as well as organic or biodynamic viticulture is celebrated with this award.

Vote for the following Franschhoek establishment:


FAMILY DAY OUT: Award for Best Child-Friendly Venue on a Wine Farm

This award goes to a wine farm where you can take the whole family and the kids are taken care of in a safe environment. There must be something for everyone here. The adults can relax and enjoy their wine experience – while a kids’ menu, special kids’ activities or a kids’ playground for all ages keeps everyone happy on a day out in the Winelands.

Vote for the following Franschhoek establishment:

Allée Bleue

CROWD PLEASER: Award for Best Wine Route Event

This award goes to the most popular wine route event on the annual Winelands calendar – an event that draws repeat visitors year after year, helps to build a regional wine brand and market a specific wine route destination.

Vote for the: Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, Franschhoek

HAPPY TIMES: Award for Most Memorable Wine Route.

This award goes to the most popular wine route selected by wine tourists who cherish memories of their experience of a particular wine region because of its ambience, accessibility, scenic beauty, soul, sense of community, family tradition and heritage, warmth, friendliness, culinary offerings, etc. These criteria all go into the memory mix.

Vote for us please! Franschhoek Wine Valley

DELICIOUS DELI: Award for Best Deli on a Wine Farm

These days, cellar-door delis sell all manner of goodies: estate olives and olive oils, artisanal breads, cheeses and charcuterie, boutique chocolates and nougat, organic vegetables, farm honey, jams, pickles and picnic baskets. This award recognises the top cellar-door deli, one that tempts wine tourists with an authentic range of traditional and contemporary Winelands produce grown on the farm or sourced locally from artisanal producers.

Vote for the following Franschhoek establishment:

Cotage Fromage at Vrede en Lust


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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