Franschhoek Wine Valley

Nov 2019

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‘Tis The Season To Shop, Celebrate And So Much More

As we bid farewell to 2019, let’s make the most of the festive season. The Franschhoek Wine Valley offers a delightful alternative to the usual festive season destinations for celebrating this memorable time with family and friends.  A number of our members will be pulling out all of the stops…

Mont Rochelle appoints Arek Witaszek as Executive Head Chef

Virgin Limited Edition’s South African Hotel & Mountain Vineyard Mont Rochelle, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Arek Witaszek as its new Executive Head Chef. Arek joins the team at Mont Rochelle after holding the position of Executive Head Chef at the award-winning five-star Relais and Chateaux property – Asara…

Celebrate Christmas at the Franschhoek Village Market

Every year the Franschhoek Village Market spoil visitors to the Cape Winelands with a 3-day Christmas Market. This is the place where locals and hundreds of holiday makers spend a day under the historic oak trees located in the old church gardens. On the menu are affordable artisan foods paired with the…

Sophisticated Summers at Terra del Capo Antipasti bar

Enjoy the quintessential mini winelands escape when next visiting Anthonij Rupert Estate, situated in the heart of the scenic Franschhoek Wine Valley.  Known for bespoke wine tastings in a magnificent setting, visitors are invited to enjoy an Italian-inspired winelands feast at the Terra del Capo Tasting Room and Antipasti Bar.…

Franschhoek Culinary Status Still Top Of The Charts

Sunday, 17 November signified an important day in the culinary calendar as the top South African restaurants were announced at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. Attended by the who’s who in the foodie and media fraternities, three Franschhoek eateries secured a spot on this sought-after list of the…

Franschhoek Vignerons Shine At Platters

After months of anticipation the wait is finally over. The 2020 Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide was launched on Friday, 8 November to a room full of industry and media heavyweights, and once again Franschhoek Vignerons took top honours in most of the categories as well as…

L’Ormarins’ Abednic Simanga Acknowledged At Agri Awards

At a gala event which took place on Saturday, 2 November at Nederburg Wines in Paarl, the winners of this year’s Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Competition were announced, and L’Ormarins’ Abednic Simanga was awarded the winner of the Animal Production category. The Agri-Awards – an initiative previously known as…

Experience Leeu Estates

Leeu Estates now allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the Leeu Collection lifestyle with their exciting Half-Day Experience Package, which includes a guided Garden & Art tour on their 5-Star flagship property, a Signature Wine Tasting at one of the top 100 wineries in the world, The Wine Studio,…

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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.

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: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

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