Franschhoek Wine Valley

3 Harvest-Time Recipes with Grapes – by Babylonstoren

To get a taste of what Babylonstoren chefs do when they get their hands on the season’s yield, try out any one of these harvest-time recipes.





This is how we like our pizza during harvest time: a little sweetness from the slow-roasted grapes, a flavourful kick from fennel and a creaminess from the Babylonstoren fior di latte. Serve with a chilled bottle of Babel Red or Chenin Blanc.

Access the recipe here.


Made using the first pressing of the wine grapes, the must, this variation of mosbolletjies is fruity and summery – the perfect treat to spread liberally with freshly churned butter.

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Every February, Gundula serves this tea at the end of her garden tour. The tannins from the grape skin are believed to strengthen the heart.

The grape leaves are also known to help relieve a plethora of ailments, from blood circulation, bleeding, varicose veins and water retention to stomach ache, diarrhoea and thrush. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Access the recipe here.

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  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
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  • 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

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

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

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