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A Stellar Year For Franschhoek

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine producing regions as well as the country’s premier culinary destination, the Franschhoek Wine Valley has every reason to raise a glass to a stellar year. Earning top accolades has once again placed this picture perfect valley at the top of visitors’ minds.…

StreetSmart hands over R110,000 in aid of vulnerable children in Franschhoek

StreetSmart SA, an organisation dedicated to helping street children rebuild their lives through donations from restaurants, accommodation establishments and wine tasting venues in the Western Cape, Garden Route, Gauteng and KZN, has handed over R110,000 to their Franschhoek beneficiary for 2019. This grand effort is part of the total StreetSmart…

Franschhoek Vigneron is 2018 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year

It’s an event that everyone wants to attend, and when they do they dress up to the nine’s, and this year’s Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Awards once again lived up to its sparkling reputation. La Residence was once again the venue for the awards evening, which was attended…

Isak Buys triumphs at 2018 Prestige Agri-Awards

Following on from the announcement of the finalists for this year’s 5th annual Prestige Agri-Awards, there was excitement in the air when the winners of 2018 Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker were announced. The results were announced at a gala event on 3 November at Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl,…

Franschhoek reaffirms its position as one of SA’s premier culinary destinations

After months of waiting the big day finally arrived as the winners of the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were announced. Of the 30 nominees a list of South Africa’s Top 20 were selected, which saw four Franschhoek eateries securing a spot on this sought after list. The winning…

Franschhoek Regional 2018 Prestige Agri-Awards Winners Announced

The 5th annual Prestige Agri-Awards recently took place at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek, where the winners for the sought after titles were announced. The initiative, previously known as the Farmworker of the Year competition, honours excellence in the province’s agricultural sector.  In doing so the competition is able…

Franschhoek Vigneron triumphs at 2018 Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge

Included in the list of 10 winners announced at the fifth annual Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards secured a position for a third year. This year, the Leopard’s Leap Culinaria Chenin Blanc 2016 made it onto the list together with other prominent SA wine…

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…

2018 Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report released

The fourth annual Winemag Cape Bordeaux Red Blend Report has just been published, which saw Babylonstoren’s Nebukadneser 2016 scoring an impressive 90 out of a possible 100-point quality scale. The grapes for this award-winning wine are grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg Mountains, in a combination of Klapmuts/Longlands type…

Franschhoek producers triumph at International Wine Challenge 2018

Franschhoek Vignernons have reaffirmed their position as one of SA’s leading wine producing regions at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC) 2018. The IWC is regarded as one of the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competitions, which follows a rigorous judging process. Every wine is blind tasted and…

Holden Manz and Plaisir de Merle excel in Prescient report

The seventh annual Prescient Cabernet Sauvignon Report has been published and two Franschhoek Vignerons impressed the judging panel, each scoring 90+ for their wines entered. A total of 89 entries were received from 74 producers, and the wines were tasted blind (labels out of sight) by a three-person panel, with…

Tripadvisor Lists Franschhoek As One Of The Top Three Destinations

Franschhoek has yet again been named South Africa’s favourite Winelands destination. This was recently announced at the annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Destinations, where the valley was listed as one of the top three destinations in South Africa. Cape Town scooped first place, followed by Knysna. The sixth annual awards…

Franschhoek Awarded Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service of the Year

In an awards ceremony held last night at Kronenburg Estate in Paarl, the Franschhoek Wine Valley walked away with the title of Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service (LTA) of the Year, at the annual Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards. This award is bestowed upon a Local Tourism…

FWV Membership Benefits 2012

Benefits of Membership Benefits may vary based on membership type and category and are subject to change as a result of on going management decisions. Marketing: Management and Custodianship of the FWV Brand Free directory listings in official FWV marketing publications Free descriptive listing on the FWV website, including photo…

FWV Statement of Purpose

Franschhoek Wine Valley Statement of Purpose Management and custodianship of the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand. FWV 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…

National Rural Tourism Strategy unveiled

South African Minister of Tourism, Marthinus van Schalkwyk, has launched the National Rural Tourism Strategy. The strategy illustrates the National Department of Tourism’s commitment to the development of rural economies in general and rural tourism in particular. “The strategy can greatly contribute to the alleviation of pressure in areas that…

The Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards: Call for nominations / entries

THE CAPE WINELANDS DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY MAYORAL TOURISM AWARDS Celebrate the best tourism entities, products and the people behind them CALL FOR NOMINATIONS/ENTRIES The Mayoral Tourism Awards celebrate the achievements of the Cape Winelands tourism industry role players and showcase the best tourism entities, products, service excellence and the people behind…

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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 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.

Disclaimer

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
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za