Franschhoek Wine Valley hosts media as part of the Cape Winelands District Municipality Media Educational

In mid-March a group of health, lifestyle and tourism media were treated to a one-day experience in the picture perfect Franschhoek Wine Valley. This formed part of a Media Educational sponsored by the Cape Winelands District Municipality whereby relevant local tourism authorities (LTA’s) are required to showcase some of their finest offerings. Officials from the … Read more

Franschhoek restaurants to showcase their finest French culinary skills

Le Coin Français’ Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst, will once again get the opportunity to showcase his French culinary skills this week at the fifth annual Goût de France (Good France) week which takes place during 18 to 24 March. Adding extra Franschhoek flair will be the team at Le Petite Ferme, under the guidance of … Read more

Winter Heartland Escape at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

Banish the winter blues and make Grande Provence in picturesque Franschhoek your ultimate winelands destination. Their nurturing Heartland accommodation packages are tailor-made for a blissful winter escape at this landmark Heritage Wine Estate. The Heartland packages at both The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale offer wonderful winter value with welcoming and attentive staff at this … Read more

10 Year Old Wine Awards 2019 winners announced

Congratulations to Haut Espoir and La Bri who were amongst the winners announced at the 2019 10 Year Old Wine Awards, which was hosted by 92 entries from 42 producers were received, and the entries were tasted blind, by a three-person panel, with the scoring done according to the 100-point quality scale. The judging … Read more

A tantalizing space of flavours at the ‘Lekker Room’ at Babylonstoren

In the same 18th-century building, which originally housed the blacksmith, stables and waenhuis (waggon house), Babylonstoren now has the Lekker Room – a tantalizing space of flavours where their own almonds and pecan nuts, grown on the farm, are roasted. From roasted nuts to steaming coffee and everything in between can be tasted here. The … Read more

The factory at Babylonstoren

When the walk to a factory takes you through grape-laden vineyards and the scent of lavender fills the air, you begin to suspect that this will be no ordinary factory. And it isn’t. Of course it isn’t. For this is Babylonstoren and the factory is a fragrance-filled, beautiful space. This is a developmental space where … Read more