Franschhoek Wine Valley

Big Win For Franschhoek Vignerons At Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Of the 956 wines judged from 206 producers, 32 gold medals were awarded and 24 trophies were awarded to deserving producers at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The announcement took place at a special awards event in Cape Town oearlier in June.

Two of the big winners were Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards which scooped the Riedel Trophy for Best Bordeaux-Style Red Blend for its Culinaria Collection Grand Vin 2017, while Wildeberg was awarded Trophy for Best Semillon for their Wildeberg White 2018.

The Culinaria Grand Vin is part of the Culinaria Collection, which is available exclusively off the farm, and is a celebration of the harmony in which food and wine complement one another – to create optimal enjoyment through mutual enhancement. The Culinaria Collection Grand Vin is best described as a wine showcasing complex layers, with aromas of vibrant red fruit, black currant and blueberry, perfectly integrated with subtle oak spices and a hint of dark chocolate in the after-taste. The ripe tannins ensure a firm, elegant structure. Without a doubt a sincere wine that will complement well-prepared red meat dishes.

The maiden vintage Wildeberg White exemplifies the magic of Franschhoek, which is produced from 100% Semillon grapes and aged in new and older oak. On the palate the wine offers a citrus tang with a terrific mouthfeel. Described as a vast wine with layers of expression.

Congratulations to both of these winners for a sterling performance.


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