Franschhoek Wine Valley

La Rochelle Wine and Gourmet Tours

La Rochelle Tours offers specialised Wine and Gourmet Tours within the Cape Winelands of South Africa. The La Rochelle Tours team are based in the Cape Winelands with qualified tour guides within the Franschhoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch areas.

We will also gladly collect guests in the Cape Town area for wine and gourmet tours if we have vehicles available. The small, family-run team from La Rochelle Tours are well known for going the extra mile and this is evident in their TripAdvisor Reviews – they are ranked number 1 in Franschhoek.

La Rochelle Wine and Gourmet Tours was founded in the year 2000 and our staff have many years of experience within the South African wine tourism and travel industry.

We operate our own fleet of vehicles and our tour guides are fully trained, registered and qualified and hold valid PDP’s – Public Driver’s Permits.

All La Rochelle Tours vehicles carry legal permits (must have the RED disc displayed on the front window), operating licenses and are clean, tidy and undamaged.  We currently have a brand new fleet of vehicles and we do trade in our vehicles for new ones every 4 years.

Our specialised wine and gourmet tourism tour guides are all educated by the Cape Wine Academy and we will soon undertake our WSET wine courses.

All guided wine tours and transfers are done in a professional manner and we exceed expectations on a daily basis.

We offer the following range of wine and gourmet tours – visit our website to Enquire.

  • Half Day and Full Day Mystery Wine Tours (first in the Cape Winelands to offer this)
  • Full Day Cape Gourmet Delights Tour
  • Half Day Mini Gourmet Tour
  • Full Day Wine Tour (Standard)
  • Half Day Wine Tour (Standard)
  • Full Day Chocolate, Cheese, Olive and Wine Tour (first to offer this tour)
  • Half Day Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Tour (first to offer this tour)
  • Half Day or Full Day Driver Options (Cost Effective)
  • Half Day Craft Beer and Wine Tour (first to offer this tour in the Cape Winelands)
  • Half Day Something Meaty Tour (first to offer this tour in the Cape Winelands)
  • Half Day Méthode Cap Classique (Champagne) Tour
  • Full Day Hermanus / Whale Tour (Seasonal)
  • Private Tours – any of the above can be done on a private basis
  • Various Transfers
  • Day Safari Tours
  • Garden Route Tours (4 + 5 Day Options)
  • Wine and Golf Tours
  • 4 Day Wine Tour

All our vehicles are permitted to operate throughout South Africa.

We really look forward to host you in the near future.


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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.


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 – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861