Franschhoek Wine Valley

Jul 2017

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Breaking: La Petite Colombe to open in Franschhoek 1 August

La Petite Colombe set to open at newly renovated Le Quartier Français this week. Franschhoek – the world renown 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…

Treat yourself this Winter at the Garden Spa at Babylonstoren

Like everything else at Babylonstoren, the Garden Spa is inextricably linked to the garden and the ever-changing seasons. It is a living spa, set within a forest of bamboo with tranquil greenery and a myriad leiwater channels to set the tone. Some of their traditional treatment rooms are housed in the pavilion constructed of…

Sizzling hot winter lunch and dinner offer at Grande Provence

Take advantage of the annual winter offer at Grande Provence in Franschhoek and savour perfection on a plate off the sumptuous winter menu at The Restaurant. Taylor made for locals until the end of September, the winter offer entails a two-course lunch for R395 per person and a three-course dinner…

Celebrating French culture at the 24th annual DSTV Franschhoek Bastille Festival

The 24th annual DSTV Franschhoek Bastille Festival celebrated France’s Independence Day as a centuries-old French Huguenot fête on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 July 2017 in South Africa’s “French Quarter” of Franschhoek. The festival offered a weekend of pure entertainment, great food and amazing experiences highlighted by traditional French delicacies…

Franschhoek’s Mystery Weekends are the talk of the town

Have you booked for the next Franschhoek Mystery Weekend? If you haven’t you’re missing out on a weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence. Packaged to perfection your weekend holds the promise of revealing Franschhoek’s finest wines, world-class cuisine, bespoke experiences and so much more. And the best part is…

A weekend of French flair in Franschhoek

The Food & Wine Marquee is where most of the food and wine action happens during the annual DStv Franschhoek Bastille Festival in Franschhoek. With over 20 of Franschhoek's wineries and almost as many local food stands, the festival promises to excite wine buffs and foodies alike! The Food & Wine…

La Motte presents an evening of Vintage Wine and Venison

Enjoying international acclaim for the quality of its food and wine offering, La Motte wine estate’s passionate wine and culinary team invites guests to an evening of Vintage Wine and Venison in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant. Experience the renowned hospitality of the estate with an innovative 5-course menu by…

Franschhoek is #OpenforWinter

Contrary to belief that Winter in the Western Cape is a time to stay indoors and hibernate, a recent day out in Franschhoek has shown that the exact opposite is true indeed! Franschhoek with its cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines, soul comforting food and so much more is the perfect destination…

Grande Provence Sensory Experience – a feast of regional expression

Embark on a sensory food and wine journey when Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek presents the first of three gourmet evenings inspired by expressions of the major wine regions of France, on Friday, 28 July 2017. Each evening will focus on a different theme to showcase the best…

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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