Franschhoek Wine Valley

Jan 2017

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Franschhoek luxury accommodation – on top of the world

The 2017 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards were recently announced, and once again Franschhoek has proven a popular destination amongst its voters. Five luxury accommodation establishments secured a spot on the prestigious list of Top Hotels in the World. Divided into various categories the establishments who made it onto the list…

Private SPACE / Public PLACE A Photographic exhibition by Matthew Willman

Art in The Yard Presents   Private SPACE / Public PLACE A Photographic exhibition by Matthew Willman   OPENING SATURDAY 11TH FEBUARY 2017 From 11am The Exhibition will run until 2nd March 2017   I'm sure of Matthew's gift, it's not an issue…he connects with his passion…the rest just follows.”…

La Petite Ferme expands the horizon with its new stellar Chardonnay

There are few places with views that match wine so exquisitely as La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek. Now, the boutique winery complements its exquisite rainbow palette of premium wines with the latest release of its Barrel Fermented Chardonnay. Exclusively available from the estate, the outstanding La Petite Ferme Barrel Fermented…

Bobaas Bonsai – Penjing Display in the Puff Adder at Babylonstoren

And just like that 2017 appeared! We ring in the new year with a first of its kind, a penjing exhibition in Africa with 50 trees currently on display in the Puff Adder. These miniature sculptured trees all live in containers and are on loan from generous bonsai artists, with the…

Welcome to our new FWV CEO!

The board of Franschhoek Wine Valley are pleased to announce that Reinher Behrens has been appointed as the CEO of The Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism Authority NPC (FWV) commencing 1 February 2017.  Reinher has spent much of his working career in senior leadership positions at TBWA Hunt Lascaris, as CEO…

Win tickets to Franschhoek Summer Wines

Get ready for a high summer celebration at this year’s Franschhoek Summer Wines, Saturday, 4 February at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards! Come and taste the Franschhoek Vigneron’s choice for summer. White, rosé, Méthode Cap Classique and light reds – all will be revealed on the day! Want to join us this year? We are giving…

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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