Franschhoek Wine Valley

Eikehof

Eikehof is 58 Hectare Farm in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. The farm has been in the ownership of the Malherbe family since 1903 and they also made wine on the farm until 1948. In 1992 Francois Malherbe “the fourth generation of Malherbe on the farm” revived the winemaking tradition of Eikehof. Today the farm, nestled among old oak trees, produces 4000 cases of wine in the small well-equipped cellar. The farm has the oldest Semillon vineyard in the country, planted in 1902. This is the flagship of the cellar. At the moment he produces 3 white wines and 3 red wines.

We have a very natural approach to winemaking. We harvest at full ripeness to get the best extracts from the grapes.

We select only 20% of the farms grape production for our cellar. The cellar has a capacity of 72 000 litres.


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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.