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

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

Leeu Estates only South African property on Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017

Leeu Estates, the exclusive South African five-star boutique property situated in Franschhoek, is one of a selected few hotels in the world, and the only South African property, to appear on Condé Nast Traveler's HOT LIST for 2017 in the category for Africa and the Middle East. This comes shortly after Leeu Estates was named … 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