Franschhoek Uncorked weekend highlights: Part 2

This past weekend, 21 of Franschhoek’s wineries showcased their delicious wines and offerings to a great crowd that joined Franschhoek Uncorked with us this year! This is part two of some of the highlights. Check out Part 1 here.  La Chataigne Boule, live music, homemade lemonade and La Chataigne wines Eikehof Savouring some Eikehof wines … Read more

Franschhoek Uncorked weekend highlights: Part 1

This past weekend, 21 of Franschhoek’s wineries showcased their delicious wines and offerings to a great crowd that joined Franschhoek Uncorked with us this year! We are looking back at some of our best Franschhoek Uncorked moments. Babylonstoren Wine and olive tastings at Babylonstoren Noble Hill Wine Estate Ice cream and wine pairing and Marimba … Read more

Popping the cork on a new blog for the Franschhoek Valley

Just in time to celebrate with the many bottles we will be popping in the valley this weekend at the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, today we officially launch our  brand new blog platform. Together with Flow Cape Town and Destinate Solutions, we have developed this blog as an interactive, up-to-the-minute portal for all things Franschhoek. Here … Read more

What’s happening in Franschhoek

Below is a list of Franschhoek events for the remainder of 2014. Click on the event titles for full information on our main website. September 2014 24 September : Braai Day with Leopard's Leap and Weber 26 September: Wine & Dine Collaboration at Grande Provence  27 September: Enduroman South Africa 27 September: Franschhoek Uncorked Festival ® October 2014 8 October: … Read more

Klink Awards 2014: Cast your votes

Voting for the 2014 Klink Awards is underway and Franchhoek Wine Valley has been nominated to retain its Happy Times Award for Most Memorable Wine Route. Franschhoek Wine Valley also took this award home in 2012. The Franschhoek Bastile Festival, which is now in its 21st year, has been nominated for the Crowd Pleaser Award. The … Read more

Franschhoek weddings – a special affair

Photographs in vineyards make for spectacular backdrops Weddings in Franschhoek are dazzling affairs and some wine farms gear up for spring and summer, traditionally a popular time to get married. From purpose-built venues to historical manors, vineyards and gardens, there are enough venue choices to make any couple happy. Many Franschhoek wine estates have reputations … Read more

Franschhoek’s must-stop for chocoholics

Denver Adonis and Danver Windvogel demonstrating how filled chocolates are made Beer is not something that would usually be associated with chocolates, but at Huguenot Fine Chocolates it is one of 376 flavours used to satisfy customers’ cravings for delicious and unusual tastes. Thanks to its delectable Belgian chocolates, this chocolatier has become a Franschhoek … Read more

Babylonstoren in photos

Babylonstoren is one of the finest country estates in South Africa, see some photos of this wonderful wine farm. Babylonstoren is one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms. Chickens roam freely on the farm, much to the delight of children The wines are allowed to mature in oak barrels Guests are welcome to work in … Read more

A foodie tour through Franschhoek

Cheese tasting at Fromages de France Cheese tasting Hidden in the corner of the La Cotte wine shop in the centre of town, Fromages de France is a cheese shop that will transport your taste buds straight to the cheese boards of France. Owners Lodine Maske and her husband Ludwig are passionate about good cheese. … Read more

Maison Estate chef cooks on instinct

Artfully plated food Arno Janse van Rensburg, chef of The Kitchen at the Maison Estate, cooks on instinct, using whatever is available and fresh. He describes his food as “global contemporary”. Janse van Rensburg developed his cooking style growing up with a family that enjoyed fishing and diving. They cooked their catch as soon as … Read more