Franschhoek Wine Valley

A Fundraiser and Culinary Experience like no other

Franschhoek, known as the Wine and Food Capital of the Western Cape but among all this beauty is a dire need for trained and skilled professionals within the hospitality industry. However, there isn’t an affordable institution within this area to provide disadvantaged youth, the right to a well-recognized education and basic training. This is what led to the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy & Learning Centre being established.

The Academy is set to open its doors in January 2018, to provide an almost “free” Hospitality education to the Youth of Franschhoek's disadvantaged communities, in the hope of developing their skills and giving them access to employment opportunities and a brighter future. Before they can do this, they need to raise enough funds to cover operating costs for at least 1 year which include things like teachers’ salaries, internet, stationary, daily meals and so much more. Help them make this dream a reality.

Please join them on the 17th October at Reubens Restaurant in Franschhoek, for a culinary dining experience like no other – a night of [SYN]ESTHESIA – where one stimulation will evoke the sensation of another.

What can you expect: 4-tantalizing courses prepared by our their very own Ambassadors: Reuben Riffel, Margot Janse and Matthew Gordon, a short Live Auction, Raffle, Mystery Envelopes, Cash Bar and a sensory overload that will guarantee a fabulous night while giving back to the local communities, who need our help!

Start: 18:30pm
Dress Code: Cocktail/Smart
MC/Host: Amy Kleinhans
Auctioneer: Doug Gurr

To book your tickets, please follow the link: or visit and search A CULINARY EVENING OF [SYN]ESTHESIA – 17TH OCT.

There will only be 70 tickets for sale. make sure you don't miss out!

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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’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

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.


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.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

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

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861