La Motte wins at Nedbank Green Awards 2014

The Nedbank Green Wine Awards, launched in 2009, were created to acknowledge the efforts and significant successes that local wine producers and farmers have achieved with their conservation initiatives. The 2014 winners were announced at a lunch on 16th October at Myoga restaurant at the Vineyard Hotel. La Motte, already well known for their achievements … Read more

Win four weekend tickets to Franschhoek Open Gardens

Ten beautiful Franschhoek gardens will be on display at the annual Franschhoek Open Gardens festival in Franschhoek from 31 October to 2 November. Do you want to join us for the weekend? We are giving away FOUR tickets to Franschhoek Open Gardens (valued at R400). To stand a chance of winning these tickets, visit our … Read more

What to expect at this year’s Franschhoek Open Gardens

10 spectacular gardens on show during the weekend of 31 October to 2 November 2014 – from small and medium-­‐sized gardens in the village to farm gardens and indigenous gardens. For the first time, La Motte’s private rose gardens will be on display.   Join the festivities in the center of town – a tea … Read more

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The ‘Magic of Bubbles’, Presented by MasterCard

Relax in the grand marquee situated on the lawns surrounding Franschhoek’s iconic Huguenot Monument or engage with winemakers as they present some of South Africa’s finest Méthode Cap Classiques (MCC) and France’s best Champagnes.   Complementing the selection of bubblies are mouth-watering delights offered by the local restaurants that have firmly entrenched Franschhoek’s status as one … Read more

What to do in Franschhoek during the beautiful month of October

October is regarded as the beautiful month with flowers in full bloom and everything looking sparkling new and fresh. The timing couldn’t be better to visit Franschhoek, which plays host to three intimate yet popular events.   View exquisite ceramic works by internationally acclaimed potter David Walters at this year’s Franschhoek Art in Clay, which takes … Read more

Congratulations to all Enduroman participants!

On Saturday 27 September, the inaugural Enduroman off-road triathlon was held in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. Photo by Oakpics Photography The race included a gruelling 2,5 km swim, an 80 km mountain bike leg and a 21 km trail run, which introduced some of the most scenic parts of Franschhoek to first-time participants. Photo by … Read more

Franschhoek Uncorked Photo Competition winner announced!

We are pleased to congratulate Almari Arangies for winning two tickets to the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival from 29 to 30 November! We loved her Franschhoek Uncorked festival image taken at Lynx Wine Estate this past weekend: We have also captured a few of our festival-goers’ Franschhoek Uncorked moments below. Thank you all for … Read more

Family fun in Franschhoek

School holidays are here! Running out of ideas on how to keep the family and kids entertained? Bring them to Franschhoek for a fun-filled day out. Something sweet is always a treat. The world famous Huguenot Fine Chocolates is pure chocolate heaven and a delight for young and old! Indulge in a chocolate tour with … Read more