Exploring #FranscHHoek during winter

Once in a while we are fortunate enough to share some of the amazing experiences in #FranscHHoek with a bunch of like-minded fun-loving professionals that enjoy exploring new places and love to write about these. This time we invited some of our favourite bloggers from Cape Town to share with them what we think makes … Read more

Meet Sasha, our Franschhoek wine dog for May

With winter knocking on our doors we felt it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce you to Sasha, the friendly furry St Bernard of La Bourgogne, who is also is Franschhoek’s Wine Dog for May.  Labourgogne’s estate managers, Loesje and Alfredo Kock, fell head over heels in love with Sasha four years ago when … Read more

Grande Provence tops Decanter Cape Mediterranean tasting

Grande Provence has been catapulted into the international wine arena with its flagship White scoring the highest rating awarded in a tasting of Cape Mediterranean whites by the respected UK based Decanter magazine. The maiden Grande Provence White 2013 from this Franschhoek Heritage Wine Estate, a formidable blend of Chenin blanc and Viognier, is one … Read more

Franschhoek Vignerons excel at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Franschhoek Wine Valley Vignerons Boschendal, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards and Plaisir de Merle excelled at this year’s Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, each earning a Gold medal for their relevant wines entered. The sought after Gold medal was awarded to the following wines: Boschendal Classic Rachel’s Chenin Blanc 2014 Boschendal Pavillion Chenin Blanc 2014 Leopards Leap … Read more

Meet Chef Ryan Smith from Ryan’s Kitchen

Chef Ryan Smith has earned great respect in the Franschhoek restaurant space. His restaurant, Ryan’s Kitchen is located in the Place Vendôme Lifestyle Centre in Franschhoek and receives great support from both Franschhoek locals and visitors alike. We have met up with Ryan to ask him a few questions about his restaurant… Photo by Jason vd Merwe … Read more

The 2015 SA Wine Writers’ Awards

The Franschhoek Wine Valley and the Franschhoek Literary Festival are delighted to announce the winners of the two categories for the 2015 FLF SA Wine Writers’ Awards. The short-form category prize was awarded to Angela Lloyd, whose ‘evocative writing and eloquent phrasing, written by a passionate wine lover, is evident throughout the body of work … Read more

Poets speak up at FLF 2015

Poetry lovers will have a feast at this year's Franschhoek Literary Festival with 15 poetry events – for every possible taste – spread over three days. Far from being the lesser literary cousin of the novel, the form's popularity seems to increase year after year, lending itself, as it does, generously to both quiet reading … Read more

Winter in Franschhoek

While most hibernate during the colder months Franschhoek will be celebrating with a host of amazing experiences from 1 to 19 June, as it launches the exciting HH Campaign. More often than not we’ve misspelt the word Franschhoek, using one H instead of two, so what better way than to reinforce the HH than with … Read more

Why we love Autumn in Franschhoek

During Autumn Franschhoek transforms into a display of deep reds, yellows and golden browns. We have also been treated to some of the most glorious sunny, but fresh days, making it one of the best times to head over to Franschhoek to spend time with family and friends. Below we have highlighted some of the … Read more