Franschhoek Wine Valley

Bradley to represent Franschhoek in France

Bradley Ewerts who works as a Cellar Assistant at Haut Espoir, will soon be jetting off to Burgundy in France to participate in the prestigious Burgundy Exchange Programme. The programme, which is an initiative of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture, aims to give previously disadvantaged individuals the opportunity to gain experience in viticulture and oenology, wine processing techniques and wine chemistry. Bradley won the Technical Operator division, and was presented with the Western Cape Prestige Agri Award. These awards took place in early November 2017 in Paarl.

The Burgundy Exchange Programme, which was launched in 2001, is the brainchild of Ms Thuthukile Skweyiya, South Africa’s former ambassador to France. Officially known as the Thuthukile Skweyiya Western Cape-Burgundy Wine Exchange Programme, it falls within the ambit of the Cooperation Agreement which was entered into by the Regional Council of Burgundy and the Province of the Western Cape in 2002 and renewed in 2011. The Cooperation agreement aims at fostering academic and economic ties between both regions, with a specific focus on the exchange of learners and teachers at training centres, the implementation of joint professional training, the exchange of high school pupils and students and the exchange between researchers, laboratories and universities.

With this wealth of knowledge at his fingertips we feel confident that Bradley will return to Franschhoek to share what he has learnt and wish him all of the best on his travels.

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