Gold for Franschhoek Vignerons at 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Franschhoek producers have excelled yet again bringing home Gold at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The results were announced on 30 May at a special awards ceremony attended by producers and members of the media. The Gold medal winners were Allée Bleue (Allée Bleue Pinotage 2015), Boschendal (Boschendal Jean le Long Prestige Cuvée … Read more

Fruit, families and furniture

Boschendal’s Orchard Cottages are a mecca for families and lovers of design Inspired by the mountains and orchards Ideal for families who enjoy privileged access to the estate ‘Foraged’ repurposed furnishings from the farm Beautiful amenities including a pool and braai area Family friendly activities like mountain biking and fruit picking 30% off with Boschendal’s … Read more

Haute Cabrière Restaurant gets ready for winter

Haute Cabrière Restaurant gets ready for winter with a classic steak special, Feast on Sundays and Pop-up dinners in Gauteng, Durban and Pretoria. Winter in the winelands is an exciting time, vines recover and prepare themselves for spring,  wood burns in cozy spaces, and menus get a hearty and comfort feel, to make venturing out … Read more

Gold for Franschhoek vignerons at the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards

The results for the 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards are in and Franschhoek Wine Valley is proud to announce that three of its producers earned Gold at this prestigious event. These were awarded to Bellingham (Small Barrel Shiraz-Mouvèdre-Viognier 2014), Boschendal (Appellation Series Sauvignon Blanc 2016 and Shiraz 2015) and Babylonstoren (Nebukadnesar 2014). The judging panel comprised … Read more

Diverse & opulent winter menu sizzles at Grande Provence

Experience the opulence of diverse cuisine styles and savour perfection on a plate with the sizzling hot winter menu at The Restaurant at Grande Provence in Franschhoek. Drawing from the best local seasonal produce and embracing a variety of cuisine styles and cooking methods from around the world, Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst lives out his … Read more

The Leeu Collection extends its hospitality footprint

The Leeu Collection is proud to announce its partnership with Indian celebrity chef and restaurateur, Ritu Dalmia. In partnership with chef Ritu, the Leeu Collection will roll out an international restaurant portfolio, with the first two restaurants to open in Milan, Italy in the latter part of 2017 and the United Kingdom in 2018. These … Read more

La Petite Colombe set to open in Franschhoek

Franschhoek – the world renowned and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the iconic La Colombe’s new La Petite Colombe, which is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français – an exciting new partnership with the owners of the stylish and luxurious Leeu Collection. Photo … Read more

Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Rupert

Don’t miss out on sampling some of SA’s finest Shiraz wines at this year’s Shiraz & Charcuterie at Anthonij Rupert Wyne in Franschhoek on Saturday, 27 May (12pm to 5pm). A selection of delicious charcuterie accompanying the Shiraz means the event is guaranteed to be a culinary match made in heaven. This is the perfect … Read more

Margot Janse – a Franschhoek legacy in her own right

Over the course of 21 years Executive Chef and Franschhoek local, Margot Janse has created a name for herself both locally and abroad, collecting top accolades for her much loved African-inspired cuisine. Her passion for food played a vital role in putting The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français firmly on the culinary map. Margot … Read more