Franschhoek Wine Valley

Oct 2015

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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…

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…

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…

Ten (real) reasons why to come to Franschhoek for a ‘klinking’ good time!

The view (everywhere!) is gorgeous No matter where you go to in Franschhoek, you are guaranteed of a spectacular view. With vineyard-covered mountain slopes all around even the view from town is pretty astonishing. For the best view in the morning, Mont Rochelle is the place to be for breakfast,…

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…

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…

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,…

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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