Franschhoek Vignerons celebrate multiple wins at Michelangelo

Regarded as one of the most prestigious industry competitions of the year, the Franschhoek Vignerons celebrated with multiple wins at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The results were announced at a gala event held on 26 September. The internationally recognized competition gives local wines the opportunity of being judged by an international … Read more

Sommeliers select Franschhoek amongst their finest

The Sommeliers Selection Wine Competition, which was conceptualized in 2015, has revolutionized local wine competitions. It is a competition with a difference, as it is judged solely by top South African Sommeliers.   With the rapid and exciting growth of both the food and wine industry in South Africa over the last 20 years, consumers … Read more

Babylonstoren brings home the awards

Babylonstoren, situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, has reason to stand that extra little bit taller after achieving success in two prestigious wine industry competitions. The 2016 Vitis Vinifera Awards saw a big surge in the number of entries from the previous year. A wide spectrum of quality wines were entered into … Read more

Andries Botha exhibits rare body of work at Grande Provence

An exhibition of major works spanning the illustrious 40 year career of South Africa’s preeminent contemporary sculptor, Andries Botha, entitled Being Here (and there), opens at The Gallery at Grande Provence in Franschhoek on Sunday, 30 October 2016. Botha, whose mixed media sculptures have been exhibited across the globe but are rarely seen in South … Read more

Art Franschhoek 21 October to 13 November 2016

As with good food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. Regarded as South Africa’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added ‘art destination’ to its repertoire. Home to some of the country’s finest art collections and a growing number of local and international art enthusiasts, Art … Read more