Franschhoek Wine Valley

Aug 2019

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Babylonstoren calendar achieves a silver award at the Loeries

At the 41st Annual Loerie Awards, which took place on 23 August 2019 at the Durban ICC, Babylonstoren’s 2019 Calendar was awarded Silver in the Graphic Design category. Congratulations to the Babylonstoren team – Maranda Engelbrecht, Adel Ferreira and Mercia Maree. Their 2020 calendar will be in the Farm Shop…

Celebrate #CapClassiqueDay with a bottle of Franschhoek Méthode Cap Classique

Everyone agrees that there is just something extraordinary and exceptional about popping open a bottle of your favourite Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) and even more so if this special experience happens to take place in a breathtaking setting in the Franschhoek Wine Valley. It is certainly the ultimate in celebrating…

Franschhoek swings into Spring

The Franschhoek Wine Valley has been blessed with an abundance of much needed rain this past season. Not only is the Berg River dam full, but the valley is looking absolutely spectacular. The trees are in full bloom as their blossoms symbolise the first signs of Spring and the vineyards…

Shine brightly at this year’s Protea Party

Celebrating everything “Bright and Light” will be the theme of the sixth annual Protea Party, taking place at the spectacular Anthonij Rupert Estate in Franschhoek on Saturday 26 October 2019. Regarded as one of the Cape Winelands’ social calendar highlights, Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s annual winelands harvest-style feast promises a night…

Franschhoek Vignerons excel at 2019 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards

This year’s Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards saw a staggering 328 wines entered for the 2019 competition, with the results of these announced at a special awards ceremony on 1 August. Judged by a panel of highly esteemed industry role players, , the Franschhoek Wine Valley excelled in the district…

Update on the status of the Franschhoek Pass

Unfortunately, due to recent heavy rains, which has resulted in unforeseen rockfalls, the Franschhoek Pass was closed on 22 June due to safety reasons. This pass connects Franschhoek with neighbouring town Villiersdorp and the Theewaterskloof Dam. Remedial works on the Franschhoek Pass is currently underway. Following a geotechnical investigation into…

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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 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.

Disclaimer

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
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za