Franschhoek Wine Valley


What to Experience

Art Franschhoek
Be treated to an abundance of art as Franschhoek’s many galleries and resident artists showcase their finest works from 26 Oct to 27 Nov.
Franschhoek MCC Festival
Join us on 2 & 3 December 2017
Franschhoek Wine Tram
This hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley.
Franschhoek MCC Route
Visit more than 24 Franschhoek wineries producing Cap Classique in the valley
Cooking demonstrations
Presented by Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards
Healing Garden
Blend your own herbal teas at Babylonstoren
Huguenot Monument
Vist the Huguenot Memorial Museum and Monument in Franschhoek
Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf
Situated in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, 35 minutes from Cape Town, Pearl Valley forms part of Val de Vie Estate, internationally recognized for its wine making and polo facilities.

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Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.





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Franschhoek Food & Wine Route

Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this…

Franschhoek Rond en Bont

The Franschhoek Rond en Bont route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this beautiful valley. Our various communities welcome visitors with open arms and they are eager to share their heritage. The route boasts a rich cultural history. It covers a large area of the Franschhoek Wine Valley and includes communities such as Dwarsrivier, Wemmershoek, Bosbou, Groendal, Mooiwater,…

Franschhoek Cap Classique Route

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producing areas, the Franschhoek Wine Valley MCC route has been established. The Valley, renowned for producing outstanding Méthode Cap Classiques, has a total of 24 producers. Franschhoek has been challenging other wine-producing areas in South Africa, with great strides…

Franschhoek Artisan Route

Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley are spoilt for choice as they can include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce. The Franschhoek Artisan Route affords visitors the opportunity to treat their taste buds to some of the…

Art Franschhoek Route

As with fine food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added art destination to its résumé. Franschhoek is home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing…



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Franschhoek’s Foliage Restaurant voted one of Trip Advisors’ Top 10 Restaurants

The award-winning Foliage Restaurant has reaffirmed its position as one of South Africa’s top restaurants. The list of Top 10 Best Fine Dining Establishments, as voted for by TripAdvisor travelers, placed the restaurant in 5th position in the top restaurants in South Africa. In the Africa listing Foliage was placed in 6th position.

How to spend 24 heartwarming hours in the beautiful Franschhoek

We invited writer Dawn Jorgensen out to Franschhoek for a 24 hours experience recently. During her visit to Franschhoek she visited La Motte wine estate, explored the Franschhoek Motor Museum, met some of the beautiful farm animals at the Farm Sanctuary SA and enjoyed the cuisine of Foliage. Her trip included an overnight stay at Sir Richard Branson’s Mont Rochelle Hotel. The next morning started with a visit to Haut Espoir where she met with Franschhoek’s gentle giant, Rob Armstrong and finally ended with a quick stop at the Franschhoek Village Market.

A Fundraiser and Culinary Experience like no other

Franschhoek, known as the Wine and Food Capital of the Western Cape but among all this beauty is a dire need for trained and skilled professionals within the hospitality industry. However, there isn’t an affordable institution within this area to provide disadvantaged youth, the right to a well-recognized education and basic training. This is what led to the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy & Learning Centre being established.

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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.

 

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

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

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za