Franschhoek Wine Valley

Oct 2017

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New Summer Menu at Babylonstoren

This summer, we seek unique and unusual tastes and textures. Our menu explores scent, touch and taste to create a multilevel experience. We optimise the luxury of harvesting from our garden by using as much of each plant as we can in order to minimise waste. New plants from our…

Franschhoek Vignerons come out tops at 2017 Prescient Chardonnay Report

A total of seven Franschhoek Vignerons secured a spot in the seventh annual Prescient Chardonnay Report, which was published on 18 October. Each of these wines were scored 90+ out of a possible 100 points. A total of 91 entries from 63 producers were received, which were tasted blind by…

More than art at this year’s Art Franschhoek

Visitors to this weekend’s 2nd annual Art Franschhoek will be treated to something extra when visiting the valley. Taking the art offering up a level is the introduction of a performing arts group known as the Franschhoek Theatre, who under the leadership of founder Jeffrey Siqwayi, will be delighting visitors…

Celebration of Angels at Grande Provence in December

A celebration of angels in the form of a group exhibition by contemporary artists and a heavenly wine and nougat tasting, takes centre stage at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate this December. Hosted by The Gallery at Grande Provence, the Angels Tears Exhibition, will take you into the realm of…

Franschhoek’s Foliage Restaurant voted one of Trip Advisors’ Top 10 Restaurants

The award-winning Foliage Restaurant has reaffirmed its position as one of South Africa’s top restaurants. The list of Top 10 Best Fine Dining Establishments, as voted for by TripAdvisor travelers, placed the restaurant in 5th position in the top restaurants in South Africa. In the Africa listing Foliage was placed…

How to spend 24 heartwarming hours in the beautiful Franschhoek

We invited writer Dawn Jorgensen out to Franschhoek for a 24 hours experience recently. During her visit to Franschhoek she visited La Motte wine estate, explored the Franschhoek Motor Museum, met some of the beautiful farm animals at the Farm Sanctuary SA and enjoyed the cuisine of Foliage. Her trip…

Leeu Estates is South Africa’s Leading Wine Country Hotel

Leeu Collection’s flagship property, Leeu Estates, has been named South Africa’s leading Wine Country Hotel 2017 at the World Travel Awards Africa gala ceremony held in Kigali, Rwanda on Tuesday 10 October 2017. This major success comes hot on the heels of Leeu Estates being announced as the only South…

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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