Franschhoek Wine Valley

Bastille Goes Local!

Locals, don’t run away this July. Rather save the date for Franschhoek’s French inspired 25th annual Bastille Festival, 14 and 15 July.

This year is guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you, as you celebrate the valley’s heritage with us in the marquee.

The village, as always, will be a hive of activities – dressed to the nines in the French colours of red, blue and white – and let us, as locals embrace our town’s heritage and add that extra element of community spirit throughout the weekend.

The Food & Wine Marquee, is the place to be and be seen. It is guaranteed to keep out the cold yet still offering exquisite views of the mountain. Enjoy Franschhoek wines on offer or treat your taste buds to the selection of delicious French inspired food as we welcome back many of Franschhoek’s top chefs back into the marquee.

Sunday is perfectly geared towards the family. While mom and dad sample the wines, children will be kept entertained for hours with the selection of activities on offer including obstacles courses, jumping castles and more. Adults will also have the chance to try their hand at old school lawn games while the quirky caricature artist and live music by Uncorked add the final touches to what promises to be a fabulous Sunday in your town!

Photo courtesy of Uncorked

The Sunday runs from 11h00 to 15h00 and locals get a discounted rate of R150 per person, while kids under 18 enter for free. We invite all locals to come and enjoy the festival. Enjoy the local wine, food, bands and crowd. Ample fun kiddies’ entertainment for the young ones will ensure that mom and dad can also look forward to a carefree festival experience. Kids can also look forward to delicious treats to keep hungry tummies at bay. Tickets are available to purchase directly from the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism office.

Let’s make this a locals gathering and celebration to remember.

We look forward to seeing many familiar faces back in the marquee this year!

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