‘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 with lavish Christmas inspired lunches … Read more

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 Wine Estate & Hotel in … Read more

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 best wines and craft beer … Read more

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. On balmy and beautiful days, … Read more

The evolution of Haute Cabrière – A journey celebrating growth and living beautifully

HAUTE CABRIÈRE, with its iconic setting on the scenic Franschhoek Pass, has been woven into the fabric of wine lovers, both locally and abroad. Today, 25 years since the von Arnim family launched the iconic Haute Cabrière cellar, the winery has transformed into a world-class space for visitors to immerse themselves in the culture established … Read more

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 country’s Top 20. The winning … Read more

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 earning the coveted 5-star rating … Read more

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 the Farmworker of the Year … Read more

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, and a dining experience at … Read more

Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa in Cape Winelands Clinches Prestigious International Awards

Embraced by the glory of the Cape Winelands, Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa has cultivated a resounding reputation for delivering holistic wellness services that are a blend of art and science, and high-tech and high-touch in a luxurious sanctuary. But it’s not just the opinion of guests that has painted such a glowing picture of … Read more