Franschhoek Wine Valley


What to Experience

Art Franschhoek
Be treated to an abundance of art as Franschhoek’s many galleries and resident artists showcase their finest works from 26 Oct to 27 Nov.
Franschhoek MCC Festival
Join us on 2 & 3 December 2017
Franschhoek Wine Tram
This hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley.
Franschhoek MCC Route
Visit more than 24 Franschhoek wineries producing Cap Classique in the valley
Cooking demonstrations
Presented by Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards
Healing Garden
Blend your own herbal teas at Babylonstoren
Huguenot Monument
Vist the Huguenot Memorial Museum and Monument in Franschhoek
Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf
Situated in the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley, 35 minutes from Cape Town, Pearl Valley forms part of Val de Vie Estate, internationally recognized for its wine making and polo facilities.

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Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.





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Franschhoek Food & Wine Route

Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this…

Franschhoek Rond en Bont

The Franschhoek Rond en Bont route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this beautiful valley. Our various communities welcome visitors with open arms and they are eager to share their heritage. The route boasts a rich cultural history. It covers a large area of the Franschhoek Wine Valley and includes communities such as Dwarsrivier, Wemmershoek, Bosbou, Groendal, Mooiwater,…

Franschhoek Cap Classique Route

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producing areas, the Franschhoek Wine Valley MCC route has been established. The Valley, renowned for producing outstanding Méthode Cap Classiques, has a total of 24 producers. Franschhoek has been challenging other wine-producing areas in South Africa, with great strides…

Franschhoek Artisan Route

Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley are spoilt for choice as they can include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce. The Franschhoek Artisan Route affords visitors the opportunity to treat their taste buds to some of the…

Art Franschhoek Route

As with fine food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added art destination to its résumé. Franschhoek is home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing…



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Maison Estate and Chefs Warehouse join forces

Franschhoek boutique wine estate Maison Estate is delighted to announce that Chefs Warehouse will move into The Kitchen restaurant premises from 1 December 2017 to create Chefs Warehouse at Maison. This will be Chef Liam Tomlin’s fourth eatery, joining the Chefs Warehouse and Canteen on Bree Street, Thali in Gardens, and Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia.

A Grande Provence Sparkling Affair

Join Grande Provence for an uplifting evening of Méthode Cap Classique at their Sparkling Affair on Friday, 1 December 2017, and be the first to taste their new MCC range on the eve of the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival.

New Summer Menu at Babylonstoren

This summer, we seek unique and unusual tastes and textures. Our menu explores scent, touch and taste to create a multilevel experience. We optimise the luxury of harvesting from our garden by using as much of each plant as we can in order to minimise waste. New plants from our healing garden add to our happiness, while our guests bring the sunshine into our kitchen.

Franschhoek Vignerons come out tops at 2017 Prescient Chardonnay Report

A total of seven Franschhoek Vignerons secured a spot in the seventh annual Prescient Chardonnay Report, which was published on 18 October. Each of these wines were scored 90+ out of a possible 100 points. A total of 91 entries from 63 producers were received, which were tasted blind by a panel of three judges.

More than art at this year’s Art Franschhoek

Visitors to this weekend’s 2nd annual Art Franschhoek will be treated to something extra when visiting the valley. Taking the art offering up a level is the introduction of a performing arts group known as the Franschhoek Theatre, who under the leadership of founder Jeffrey Siqwayi, will be delighting visitors with their performances during the opening weekend.

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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.

 

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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