Franschhoek Wine Valley

Oct 2019

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Franschhoek Vignerons Deliver A Stellar Performance At Leading Industry Awards

With the wine industry awards in full swing Franschhoek’s Vignerons delivered a stellar performance at both the Michelangelo International Wine Awards and Veritas Awards, which took place a week apart from each. Since its inception the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, which took place on 4 October, has differentiated itself from…

Le Petit Manoir A Favourite On Hosco-Audi Luxury Tourism Awards List

Earlier this month the  The Hospitality Counsel hosted their annual Hosco-Audi Luxury Tourism Awards, and Le Petit Manoir Franschhoek secured 4th position overall on this prestigious list, which celebrates the finest contributions to the South African hospitality sector. Le Petit Manoir Franschhoek was one of 60 nominees shortlisted. In addition…

Grande Provence finalist in Young Winemaker of the Year

The finalists for the 19th Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been released, and Thys Smit of Grande Provence has been included in the line-up of five winemakers who will vie for this prestigious title. The winner will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La…

Darren Badenhorst opens ‘Le chêne’ at Leeu Estates in the Franschhoek Valley

Franschhoek, South Africa, 15 October 2019:  Today, award-winning chef and patron of Franschhoek’s ‘Le coin Francais‘, Darren Badenhorst, opens his second establishment in the Cape Winelands village. ‘Le chêne’, meaning ‘The Oak Tree’, is located in the Manor House at Leeu Estates, part of the Leeu Collection, and pays homage…

Tourism Top of Mind for Franschhoek Service Providers

The Franschhoek Wine Valley certainly packs a punch when it comes to tourism service delivery. Not only is the region regarded as one of the country’s leading wine producing areas as well as SA’s Culinary Capital, but tourism is also key in their continued efforts to stay ahead of the…

Grande Provence rings in the festive season

Treat friends and family this festive season to a Franschhoek fine-dining feast at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Embrace the Christmas spirit by singing along to carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve before tucking into a sumptuous dinner. The Restaurant at Grande Provence offers guests a lavish six-course festive menu…

Regional Finalists Announced In Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Competition

The results of this year’s Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Competition are in, which saw Franschhoek Wine Valley represented by 10 finalists. This round of the competition was held to select regional winners chosen from the Bergrivier, Breedevallei, Central Karoo, Durbanville, EGVV, Franschhoek, Garden Route, Hexvallei, Klein Karoo, Langeberg, Olifantsrivier,…

New reasons to escape to Grande Provence

Make The Owner’s Cottage at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate your go-to destination when next you visit Franschhoek and take advantage of their new accommodation packages tailor-made with options for every taste. Discover cultural gems with the Heritage package or indulge in the Wine Enthusiast’s package created for those with…

Sommelier Cup Finalists Treated To Some Of Franschhoek’s Finest

Last week, on 23 and 25 September, the Franschhoek Wine Valley and Vignerons in particular, had the opportunity to host the semi-finalists competing in this year’s triennial Sommelier Cup competition, presented by Wines of South Africa (WoSA). Representing countries from across the globe the sommeliers spent the day in the…

Franschhoek plays host to international running event

This weekend sees the first rendition of the internationally recognised brand of MaXiRace to be held on the African continent, with Franschhoek included as one of the conservancies chosen for the route. Besides the Franschhoek conservancy, the race also supports Banhoek and Simonsberg conservancies, as well as the Stellenbosch Trail…

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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.


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

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861