Franschhoek Wine Valley

Val de Vie Wines

Val de Vie Wine & Polo Estate has a growing reputation for wines that celebrate South African terroir and the history of Southern France. Inspired by the wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Martin Venter acquired the farm Kliprug in 2003 and renamed it Val de Vie. Since then the estate has replanted all its vineyards (15 different Rhône varietals), revamped the 1825 winery and started its quest to become one of the best producers of wines derived from traditional Rhone varietals. These include Clairette Blanche, Grenache blanc, Viognier, Marsanne, Roussanne, Ugni blanc and reds such as Petite Sirah, Cinsaut, Carignan, Grenache noir, Mourvedre and Syrah or Shiraz.

Val de Vie offers a standard range of wines as well as limited volume vintages that are sold exclusively through their mailing list. Make sure you subscribe now to be the first to know. You can also purchase wines on the estate’s website with your credit card or e-mail us with your order if you prefer to pay via EFT. We deliver across South Africa, door-to-door.

“Live your dreams, think practically and rationally and apply common sense business principles in order to make your dreams a reality. Be gracious and persevere in your efforts to achieve excellence.” Martin Venter – CEO of Val de Vie Wines

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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.


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

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861