Franschhoek Wine Valley

Apr 2015

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Backsberg Wins Big At The Drinks Business Green Awards

Announced at an awards ceremony in London on 22 April Michael Back, owner of Backsberg Estate Cellars, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Green Awards convened by UK liquor trade magazine The Drinks Business, while the property itself won the Amorim Sustainability Award. Backsberg became the first…

Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are Back!

The sold out Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are back and we’re taking it up a notch. What makes these different from previous years is that they’ll be themed! So, each Mystery Weekend will be suited around something uniquely Franschhoek. With wine and food being the inspiration, our May Mystery Weekend is…

Find out if you are a winner in our first #FranscHHoekMoments Instagram competition

Have you entered our ‪#‎FranscHHoekMoments‬ Instagram competition yet? If so, you could be one of our lucky winners today! We would like to congratulate the following Instagrammers who are walking away with these amazing Franschhoek prizes today: @kosje – A 3 course lunch for two at the Country Kitchen at Mont Rochelle, including a wine tasting @justinpolkey –…

Meet Kuba – our Franschhoek wine dog of the month for April

Kuba with owner Kristopher Tillery Although known for producing superb wines (and olive oils), visitors to Noble Hill Wine Estate could be forgiven for assuming that their most famous attraction is their resident Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kuba. Kuba loves nothing more than to greet visitors to the tasting room on this…

Upload your #franscHHoekmoments to Instagram and WIN!

We invited a few talented local Instagrammers to join us for an afternoon of #franscHHoekmoments in the valley. We started with a food and wine pairing at Grande Provence, followed by a walk through the village, where we stopped at Reuben's Restaurant, David Walters' ceramics gallery, Huguenot Fine Chocolate and…

Franschhoek to showcase at this year’s Winter Sculpture Fair 9 & 10 May

Sip, sample and savour superb wines and culinary delights from renowned Franschhoek Wine Valley producers as you view the larger-than-life sculptures on show at this year’s Winter Sculpture Fair. Hosted by Artlogic, the acclaimed NIROX Sculpture Park will be transformed into a contemporary wonderland over the weekend of 9 and…

TripAdvisor Travellers Love Franschhoek!

For the fourth consecutive year Franschhoek has been listed in the Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Destinations in South Africa, as voted for by TripAdvisor travellers.  Franschhoek was listed as one of the top three destinations, with Cape Town securing first place, followed by Knysna. The Top 10 list is as…

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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’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • 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: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861