Franschhoek once again hosts the annual Cape Rouleur

Forming part of a global series the annual Cape Rouleur race, first held in 2012 and precedes the Cape Town Cycle Tour will once again be taking place in Franschhoek from 1 to 5 March.   Credit: The Cape Rouleur is a multi-stage endurance road event that covers 600km and almost 6,000m of climbing. An internationally recognized cycling race … Read more

The Bridge House Mile Open Water Event – 28 February 2015 at the Berg River Dam in the Franschhoek

Join us at the Bridge House Mile Open Water Event this weekend on the 28th February at the Berg River Dam (boasting one of the world’s cleanest water systems) in our beautiful Valley. This open water swim event is presented by Sanlam Glacier and Skybound Capital and supported by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation and WWF in … Read more

Noble Hill wins 3 Gold medals at Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards

The Sakura Japan Women’s Wine Awards is Japan’s largest international wine competition. Recognizing the importance of women working as sommeliers, wine experts, and household buyers, the competition is judged entirely by women. This year marked the best result so for South African winery Noble Hill, with Gold Medals for the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Viognier, and Mourvèdre Rosé. Noble Hill’s small-batch Blanc de Blancs also won a … Read more

Franschhoek Wine Dog of the Month: February

Meet Peggy-Sue the fun loving nine-year-old Staffie, the Franschhoek Wine Dog for February, and whose owner is La Bri winemaker Irene Waller.  According to Irene, Peggy-Sue has a distinct passion for Merlot says Irene. She also has a keen sense for ripeness and will taste all, but only eat the grapes when they are ready … Read more

Franschhoek Summer Wines 2015 in Pictures

On Sunday the 7th of February 2015, the sun was out and shining beautifully for the Franschhoek Summer Wines festival. Hosted at Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards, the festival was a celebration of the valley's top summer reds, whites, rosés and MCCs. It was an all-white fashion affair and guests looked elegant under the white umbrellas … Read more

Franschhoek sees double at San Pellegrino Young Chef 2015

Regarded as one of the most prestigious culinary competitions globally this year’s San Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 Awards is represented by Franschhoek both on the judging panel and Top 10 finalists. Internationally acclaimed Margot Janse, Executive Chef at Le Quartier Français’ The Tasting Room, will be joining fellow judges chefs Massimo Bottura, Gaston Acurio, Yoshihiro Narisawa, … Read more