Franschhoek Wine Valley

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Mystery Weekend
Next one: 27 & 28 September 2019
Art Franschhoek
A weekend of artworks and exhibitions | 25 to 27 October.
Status: Franschhoek Pass
The Franschhoek Pass has been reopened to traffic and operating as usual. Please read more here.
Franschhoek Wine Tram
This hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley.
Berg River Trails
The spectacular mountains surrounding the Berg River dam in Franschhoek, is the mountain biking adventure land to which you gain a full day’s access (starting 08:00 and ending 18:00) when you purchase this permit.
Book accommodation online
Several properties in Franschhoek provide realtime availability information. Search on the date you would like to arrive and how long you want to stay. We will show you a list of properties that have accommodation available for those dates.
Friday night market
There is no better way to end the week off than with a glass of Boschendal MCC, fresh oysters and local live music at Boschendal.
Garden Tour
Daily Garden Tour at Babylonstoren. Starts at 10h00 in front of the Farm Shop.

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Franschhoek Biking & Hiking Trail Network

Mountain biking at the Berg River Dam (Day permit) The spectacular mountains surrounding the Berg River dam in Franschhoek, is the mountain biking adventure land to which you gain a full day’s access (starting 08:00 and ending 18:00) when you purchase this permit. You will start at the entrance on…

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

This route allows visitors to experience the diversity of our 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. Below are the experiences that you can expect along the route: Die Teesakkie Enjoy a…

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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Franschhoek plays host to Sommelier Cup finalists

On 23 and 25 September the Franschhoek Wine Valley gets the opportunity to showcase its wide range of stellar wines to the semi-finalists competing in this year’s triennial Sommelier Cup competition, presented by Wines of South Africa (WoSA). Representing countries from across the globe the sommeliers will spend the day…

Leeu Collection Unveils Exciting New Food Offerings for Franschhoek

Leeu Collection has revealed exciting new plans for its Cape Winelands properties that will cement its desire to host only the very best dining experiences (that make the most of local produce and talent) and reinforce Franschhoek’s title as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa. The seeds for this concept were…

Franschhoek Vignernons go pop at Amorim Cork Challenge

Awards season is in full swing with the 2019 Amorim Cap Classique Challenge results being the latest to be announced. The Franschhoek Wine Valley was well represented with four of its producers scooping awards in the relevant categories. In the Blanc de Blanc category not only did Colmant receive Double Gold…

Franschhoek Vignerons Tickled Pink At Rosé Rocks

A competition dedicated entirely to Rosé and Franschhoek Vignerons scooped no less than 17 medals in total at this year’s Rosé Rocks competition. Eight Double Gold and seven Gold Medal winners  were awarded in the Still Wine category. In the MCC category Franschhoek Vignerons were awarded one Double Gold and…

Franschhoek Vignerons rated amongst the best in Tim Atkin report

Not only did the beginning of September signify the start of a new season, but it also coincided with the release of the seventh annual review of South African wines by British Master of Wine, Tim Atkin. In this critically acclaimed report the Franschhoek Wine Valley reaffirmed its position as…

Franschhoek Uncorked launches new festival app

Not only will visitors to Franschhoek get to sample new releases at this weekend’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival (14 and 15 September), but in what is believed to be a first for the industry, they will get the chance to make use of the festival’s recently launched app, which supports Franschhoek’s…

The Franschhoek Pass is back in business

After more than two months of being closed due to rockfalls caused by heavy rains, the Franschhoek Pass has been reopened. As of Friday, 6 September visitors wanting to explore the Franschhoek Wine Valley will once again be able to access the valley via the pass. Known for its spectacular…

La Petite Colombe launches exquisite new Asian inspired menu

Following an inspirational trip to Japan, John Norris-Rogers, Scot Kirton and James Gaag, the acclaimed chefs of La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek, have launched a new Asian inspired 10 course set menu. The new menu follows a recent trip of the three chefs to Asia and is greatly influenced by…

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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.

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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