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 carbon neutral winery in South … Read more

Congratulations to the following Instagrammers who are winners in our 2nd #FranschhoekMoments prize giveaway

We have received some great contributions this past week into our #FranschhoekMoments Instagram competition. We would like to congratulate the following Instagrammers who are walking away with these amazing Franschhoek prizes today: @modelmental – 6 bottles of Kastanje 2013 from La Chataigne @tamaryn81 – 6 bottles of Sauvignon Blanc 2014 from Noble Hill @vaughn.wright – Award-winning La … Read more

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 perfect for all the Wine … Read more

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 – A Wine and Charcuterie Tasting … Read more

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 family owned estate, members of … Read more

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 Wine & Clothing. The … Read more

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 10 May, with these exquisite … Read more

Meet Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst from The Restaurant at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst has surely mastered the art of fine dining at The Restaurant at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek. With his unique style of drawing on nostalgic elements from his childhood and moments of food in his life, he applies an Asian twist to classic French cuisine with culinary flair that … Read more

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 follows: Cape Town Knysna Franschhoek … Read more