Franschhoek amongst the finest at 2017 National Wine Challenge / Top 100 SA Wines

The National Wine Challenge, which incorporates Top 100 SA Wines, the premier fine-wine-only event in South Africa, announced its winning wines at a special event held on 25 April. The Franschhoek producers included in the lineup of Top 100 SA Wines were La Motte, Boschendal, Rickety Bridge, Bellingham and Babylonstoren. Holden Manz and Allée Bleue … Read more

Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are back!

Surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence. This is what the sellout Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are all about, and this year is no exception. If you haven’t booked one of these you’re missing out. Packaged to perfection your weekend holds the promise of revealing Franschhoek’s finest wines, delectable food, fun experiences and so much more. And the … Read more

Cosying up for winter at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards

Conventionally a time to hibernate, this year, winter at Leopard's Leap will see some exciting renovations!  The kitchen, run by the passionate Chef Pieter de Jager and well-known for its popular hands-on cooking classes, delicious Rotisserie lunches and those delightful bites for the weekly food and wine pairing, will be revamped for a new interpretation … Read more

La Petite Ferme to dazzle with Wine & Food Experiences

Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa. Four dinners are scheduled as part of the Wine & Food Experience that takes place on the first Thursday of … Read more

La Motte Wine and Food Tasting Experience

It is all about perfect balance! The weight of the dish is the most important consideration, and this depends as much on the way the ingredients are cooked as on the flavours of the ingredients themselves. The key is to balance the weight of the food with the weight of the wine, so that neither … Read more

Franschhoek Vignerons make a statement at the annual Wine Label Design Awards

The results for the third annual Wine Label Design Awards have been announced and Franschhoek vignerons received recognition for their innovative and eye catching labels. Babylonstoren was awarded a Bronze medal in the Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle category, which was awarded to its Babylonstoren Babel 2015 and Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rosé 2016. … Read more

The Winter Sculpture Fair returns to Nirox on 13 and 14 May, 2017

An international sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, complete with exquisite food and wine from the Franschhoek Valley. #WinterSculptureFair Artlogic’s popular Winter Sculpture Fair returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind on the weekend of 13 and 14 May, 2017. Join us to experience world-class sculpture while … Read more