Reuben Riffel expands his restaurant empire to the valley of life

Reuben’s and Co Cafè, the latest restaurant in the impressive portfolio of acclaimed South African chef Reuben Riffel, will be opening on Val de Vie Estate in November 2018. The concept of Reuben’s and Co Cafè is based on seasonal, health-conscious dishes prepared with fresh ingredients grown organically on Val de Vie Estate and surrounding … Read more

Franschhoek swings into Spring this September

Spring is here and what better time to embrace this cheerful season in all its finery than at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 15 and 16 September. Discover a plethora of experiences as you travel from one estate to the next sampling fabulous new release wines on offer. … Read more

Scot Kirton set to open Protégé, a casual-style restaurant at Leeu Collection’s Le Quartier Français, Franschhoek

Franschhoek, the world-renowned and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the news that Leeu Collection’s Le Quartier Français boutique hotel has closed the Garden Room and Bar which will re-open as an exciting new casual-style eatery under the guidance of previous Eat Out Chef of the Year, La Colombe’s Scot Kirton. The refurbishment is … Read more

Get your Uncorked weekend passes this week and win!

Franschhoek Uncorked is around the corner – 15 & 16 September 2018! Book your Franschhoek Uncorked weekend passes online at Webtickets before the end of this week and stand a chance of getting a full refund on your festival tickets! To stand a chance of winning, simply buy your tickets online via Webtickets before Friday 7 … Read more

2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage winners announced

The results for the 22nd annual  Absa Top 10 Pinotage competition were announced at a special awards event held at Cavalli Estate, which was attended by key industry role players and media. Included in the list of Top 10 winners were two Franschhoek Vignerons, namely Allée Bleue and Môreson. Allée Bleue’s Black Series Old Vine … Read more

Unwind with a Franschhoek country picnic at Grande Provence

Escape to the Franschhoek winelands and unwind with a scrumptious country-style picnic on the picture perfect Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Packed to the brim with delicious artisanal foods, the Grande Country Picnic baskets include free range chicken, estate made hummus, local cheeses and preserves, heirloom garden salad, smoked snoek pâté, olives, charcuterie and crusty … Read more