South African Hotels dominate Condé Nast Traveller’s List

Regarded as one of the industry’s most prestigious lists, South African hotels dominated the 2015 Condé Nast Traveller’s List of the Top 25 hotels in Africa. Three of these hotels are Franschhoek based, which has reaffirmed the valley as a favourite destination amongst travellers.  The list is part of the 2015 Condé Nast Traveller's Readers' … Read more

Meet Renton, our wine dog for October!

This month we feature our youngest Wine Dog, Renton, an eight-month-old Jack Russell, who calls Topiary Wines home. Named after one of the characters from the cult film Trainspotting, Renton belongs to Sales Manager, Lawrence White.  Renton loves nothing more than chasing after tennis balls or vineyard sticks. Not a fan of the seas as … Read more

Franschhoek producers celebrate their Veritas wins

It was smiles all around for the Boschendal winemaking team who earned a coveted Double Gold medal for their Sauvignon Blanc Grande Cuvée 2015 at the recent 2015 Veritas Awards. Not stopping there the historic wine farm, situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley was also awarded a Gold medal for the Boschendal … Read more

Discover Art Franschhoek at this year’s Art in Clay

As with good food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added art destination to its résumé. Home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing number of local and international art enthusiasts, … Read more

Gallery at Grande Provence decked out with trio of exhibitions in October

The Gallery at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek is presenting a visual feast in October with three solo exhibitions opening on Sunday, 11 October. Visitors can look forward to being (human) by painter/sculptor Grace da Costa, bloom by visual artist Paula van Coller and syntax with mixed media works from Gunter Obojkovits. Gallery … Read more

Win four tickets to the Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival

Franschhoek is in full bloom and once again ten magnificent Franschhoek gardens will be on display at this year’s Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival from 23 to 25 October 2015! Want to join us? We are giving away FOUR tickets to the festival! To stand a chance of winning these tickets, visit the Open Gardens festival … Read more