Franschhoek Wine Valley


Lynx Wines

Enjoy a truly unique experience as you taste our passion-filled wines and are guided through the wine making process, step-by-step. Lynx Wines is a small winery using traditional equipment like open concrete fermentors and a basket press, and it is this that makes our cell tours so popular with visitors from around the world. Our passion starts with sustainable grape growing practices in the vineyards, continues in the cellar as we handcraft our wines, and ends up in the bottle. We love sharing our passion with visitors to the cellar. Our focus has been to produce premium reds, which include a Shiraz, a Cabernet Sauvignon, a Merlot and our very popular Xanache (a Bordeaux-style blend). These wines continuously receive high ratings and have been awarded numerous gold and silver medals. Our second range comprises a Blanc de Noir (voted top Blanc de Noir/Rosé at the Old Mutual Wine Awards), a Rosé, and the winemaker’s own blend (gold medalist at the Michelangelo International Wine Awards).


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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.