Franschhoek Wine Valley

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Franschhoek #openforwinter
Franschhoek is the picture of absolute perfection during this time and the Winter scenery that awaits your visit is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Mystery Weekends
Book a weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence in Franschhoek... Next one on 27 & 28 July
Franschhoek Uncorked
15 & 16 September 2018
Franschhoek Beer Co
World class, hand crafted beers made by a dedicated brewmaster.
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 Village Market
Every Saturday from 10am to 3pm, weather permitting. 29 Huguenot Road in the centre of Franschhoek.
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
The reserve offers spectacular views of the Franschhoek Valley, diverse plant life and over 30km of safe, well-maintained hiking trails. Permits available at the FWV Tourism Office.
Babylonstoren Garden Spa
June, July, August - 90 mins of bliss

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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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Small plates make it BIG at Grande Provence this winter

Enjoy a unique dining experience in the Franschhoek winelands with the all new small plates menu at The Restaurant at Grande Provence. The menu offers a wide range of small plate options of some of Chef Guy Bennett’s most popular dishes. Choose three of your favourite plates from grilled linefish,…

Bradley to represent Franschhoek in France

Bradley Ewerts who works as a Cellar Assistant at Haut Espoir, will soon be jetting off to Burgundy in France to participate in the prestigious Burgundy Exchange Programme. The programme, which is an initiative of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, aims to give previously disadvantaged individuals the opportunity to…

Bastille Goes Local!

Locals, don’t run away this July. Rather save the date for Franschhoek’s French inspired 25th annual Bastille Festival, 14 and 15 July. This year is guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you, as you celebrate the valley’s heritage with us in the marquee. The village, as always, will be a…

Keeping it fabulously French in Franschhoek this July

Traditionally July is associated with hibernation as we feel the full force of Winter. The Franschhoek Wine Valley is anything but sleepy as it embraces this month with French vigour. During July Franschhoek locals celebrate their French heritage with a little extra pomp and ceremony as they welcome visitors to…

2018 Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report released

The fourth annual Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report has just been published, which saw Babylonstoren’s Nebukadneser 2016 scoring an impressive 90 out of a possible 100-point quality scale. The grapes for this award-winning wine are grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, in a combination of Klapmuts/Longlands type…

The Franschhoek Beer Co

Our world class, hand crafted beers are made by our dedicated brewmaster with the purest Franschhoek mountain spring water and the best quality hops and malt we can lay our hands on to ensure a superior quality beer. Made from only natural ingredients, our beers are unpasturised and naturally carbonated.…

Purchase your Franschhoek Winter Wines Value Box now!

22 of Franschhoek’s finest red wines showcased at the 2018 Winter Wines Festival delivered to your doorstep for only R 3 700  (values at R 4 221, over R 500 in savings!) Pre-order your Winters Wines box via Webtickets or purchase on the day at Franschhoek Winter Wines, 16 June…

FLF Spelling BEE competition for primary schools

The FLF Spelling Bee Competition was held during the Franschhoek Literary Festival on 19 May 2018 at Wes-Eind Primary School Hall, with all the local Primary schools participating in the English and Afrikaans categories. The Spelling Bee is aligned with the vision of the Literary Festival which is to create…

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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