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

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, while Haute Cabrière boasts panoramic … 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