Franschhoek Wine Valley

Art, Food and Wine at this year’s American Express Winter Sculpture Fair | 9 & 10 May 2020

Art enthusiasts will be treated to a breathtaking display of large-scale, outdoor sculptures by acclaimed artists at the 8th annual American Express Winter Sculpture Fair. The event serves as the launch of the 2020 Nirox exhibition, That Hidden Thread. Taking place, as it does, over the Mother’s Day weekend, from 9 to 10 May, it is the perfect outing for family and friends.

American Express Winter Sculpture Fair

The 2020 sculpture exhibition is focused on the African continent, its potential and its artistic wealth. Curated by acclaimed Spanish curator, Marta Moriarty, the show sees the work of 16 established Moroccan and South African artists exhibited in dialogue with local creators and performers. 

American Express Winter Sculpture Fair

 Complementing the cultural experience, restaurants and wine producers from the renowned Franschhoek Wine Valley will be showcasing their finest culinary and wine offerings. This year the Franschhoek restaurants will be joined by a selection of Gauteng’s eateries at the fair.

American Express Winter Sculpture Fair

Visitors will be able to sample delicious foods and world-class wines as they admire the exquisite works of art and browse the beautiful landscaped gardens of the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park. This year, festivalgoers will be treated to wines from Rupert & Rothschild, La Motte, Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, La Bri, La Couronne, Lynx, Chamonix and Boschendal, to name but a few. Wines can be paired with food offerings from Holden Manz and the Franschhoek Kitchen, Black Elephant Vintners and Bovine, Old Road Wine Co, Môreson and Miss Molly, La Petite Ferme or GlenWood Vineyards.

American Express Winter Sculpture Fair

The fair is open from 10am to 5pm daily, with tickets costing R250 per adult and children under 12 pay R40. This year, for the first time, limited reserved seating is available. For all bookings visit 

American Express Winter Sculpture Fair

The Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park is situated on 15 hectares of landscaped gardens and waterways within an extensive private nature reserve in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. For more information as well as the full line up of this year’s featured artists visit

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.


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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



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