Franschhoek Wine Valley

Gerart Exclusive Art Gallery

Gerart aka Gerhard Snyman born in 1972, Pretoria graduated from the Technicon of Pretoria and obtained his diploma in Graphic Design in 1995. Afterwards he entered the world of Graphic design, cartoons and illustrating for a few years…

Gerart is now an established fine artist originally from Pretoria and has found his new home in Cape Town.

After many years of creating art he has earned a well-deserved place among some of the best artist in the world. He is the proud owner of the Gerart Exclusive Art Gallery in the centre of Franschhoek. Gerart’s search for his true calling has led him to experiment with a variety of styles, disciplines, mediums and techniques. His constant exploration of his artistic self has led to a natural progression toward the discipline of acrylic on canvas.

Gerart paints with confidence and explosive passion. He play’s and explores with both paint and brush and pallet knife, fresh, vibrant and exciting colour combinations with each stroke. He demonstrates and unmistakable unique style and is truly and expressionist by heart. Gerart finds his inspiration in form itself and favours portraits, figures and wild life above All subject matter. This distinctive technique and use of colour result in works of art that exude and exotic passion and capture the very essence of sensual power that any form possesses.

Praised by critics and art collectors alike … recognised by a number of exhibiting galleries and has been acknowledged by several notable South African artist to be a great up-and-coming painter.

“Every colour carries its own emotion this flow of vibration is a creative expression that reflects ones being and brings forth the truth of who you really are!” – Gerart

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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