Franschhoek Wine Valley

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A newbie’s guide to the Franschhoek Bastille Festival

For those that have never had the chance to experience the Franschhoek Bastille Festival before, you absolutely HAVE to get yourself over to the historical little village of Franschhoek this weekend! The town comes alive in a BIG way so don’t miss out – it is certainly the only time…

Vive la France! Vive la Franschhoek

July is significant to Franschhoek in so many ways. The most notable being the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which celebrates our region’s French heritage. Did you know that the valley was originally settled in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture?  Most…

Win the ultimate Winter weekend in Franschhoek!

WIN! A Franschhoek Winter experience! @Franschhoek_SA have curated the ultimate Winter weekend and we are going to be giving it away to ONE OF YOU to enjoy with your partner over the Bastille Day weekend in July 2019! PRIZES INCLUDE A helicopter ride from Cape Town to Franschhoek with @legend_aviation_ct.…

Experience Franschhoek this season!

Winter brings out the best that Franschhoek has to offer – cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines, soul comforting food, memorable experiences, breath-taking scenery and so much more. Traditionally a quieter time in Franschhoek there are also a number of establishments in and around the Valley who are offering Winter inspired packages too…

Celebrate dads in Franschhoek this Father’s Day

Franschhoek is the perfect place to spoil your dad this Father’s Day! Why not make an entire weekend of it? Start your morning with a leisurely breakfast at one of Franschhoek’s best breakfast spots. You can cozy up at Bistro BonBon to the crackling sound of a wood-burning fireplace, while…

Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter

The changing of the seasons brings with it a myriad of comforts, but the best news is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter and guaranteed to keep the cold at bay. Franschhoek is the picture of absolute perfection during this time and the scenery that awaits your visit is guaranteed to take…

Family escape to Grande Provence in the Franschhoek winelands

Enjoy the splendour of a perfect two-day private family retreat in the Franschhoek winelands and take advantage of the luxurious Grande Provence winter accommodation offer. This tailor-made family experience at La Provençale, the secluded hide-away at this landmark Heritage Wine Estate, offers wonderful value and a host of activities that…

Winter Wellness in Franschhoek

On a daily basis we work towards maximizing our level of health and wellness to live long, full, and healthy lives. The pursuit of health, personal growth, and improved quality of life relies on living a balanced life as well as promoting a holistic approach to health (mind, body and spirit) and…

Winter Heartland Escape at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

Banish the winter blues and make Grande Provence in picturesque Franschhoek your ultimate winelands destination. Their nurturing Heartland accommodation packages are tailor-made for a blissful winter escape at this landmark Heritage Wine Estate. The Heartland packages at both The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale offer wonderful winter value with welcoming…

Franschhoek Swings into Spring Media Day

On 2 and 3 August 2018 Franschhoek Wine Valley hosted a few influencers in Franschhoek to showcase what’s new and happening this Spring! The group experienced the Sculpture Walk at La Motte, had lunch at the new Le Petit Manoir, visited the new tasting room at Paserene Wine Estate, enjoyed…

Ink on paper

A new exhibition, entitled Ink on Paper is now open in the La Motte Museum. The exhibition focuses on the main categories of printmaking, illustrated by a special selection of Rembrandt van Rijn etchings as well works by relevant South African artists and printmakers. The exhibition is on display until June 2019.…

New delight at Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant

Expect a fresh interpretation to the acclaimed wine and food experience on Franschhoek-based La Motte Wine Estate. With an eye on global culinary trends and embracing the signature modern focus of newly appointed executive chef, Eric Bulpitt, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant is shining a new light on heritage cuisine. Since…

Small plates make it BIG at Grande Provence this winter

Enjoy a unique dining experience in the Franschhoek winelands with the all new small plates menu at The Restaurant at Grande Provence. The menu offers a wide range of small plate options of some of Chef Guy Bennett’s most popular dishes. Choose three of your favourite plates from grilled linefish,…

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…

Keeping it fabulously French in Franschhoek this July

Traditionally July is associated with hibernation as we feel the full force of Winter. The Franschhoek Wine Valley is anything but sleepy as it embraces this month with French vigour. During July Franschhoek locals celebrate their French heritage with a little extra pomp and ceremony as they welcome visitors to…

The Franschhoek Beer Co

Our world class, hand crafted beers are made by our dedicated brewmaster with the purest Franschhoek mountain spring water and the best quality hops and malt we can lay our hands on to ensure a superior quality beer. Made from only natural ingredients, our beers are unpasturised and naturally carbonated.…

Purchase your Franschhoek Winter Wines Value Box now!

22 of Franschhoek’s finest red wines showcased at the 2018 Winter Wines Festival delivered to your doorstep for only R 3 700  (values at R 4 221, over R 500 in savings!) Pre-order your Winters Wines box via Webtickets or purchase on the day at Franschhoek Winter Wines, 16 June…

Tantalise the senses with a new wine pairing experience at Anthonij Rupert Estate

The poetic pairing of Shiraz and charcuterie has long been celebrated, and notably so at Anthonij Rupert Estate in Franschhoek, as they introduce their brand new ‘Shiraz & Charcuterie Pairing’, which will be presented in the comfort of the Terra del Capo Tasting Room. This latest bespoke offering joins the…

Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter

The slight chill in the air is a clear indication that Winter is almost here. Winter brings with it a myriad of comforts, but the best news is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter and guaranteed to keep the cold at bay. Franschhoek is the picture of absolute perfection during this time…

Franschhoek welcomes the first South African Perfume Museum

Over the last 25 years Kumanov Perfumery has built a solid foundation of pioneering entrepreneurial vigor, creating Perfume Prive Workshop – first and only of its kind in Africa. Today their unique and most exclusive workshops, have established a worldwide reputation for quality, luxury and elegance. Another unprecedented milestone was…

Hearty lunch and winter value at The Restaurant at Grande Provence

Enjoy the splendour of a sunny winter’s day in the Franschhoek winelands with a hearty lunch and warm generosity in the beautiful surroundings of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate. Taylor-made for locals looking for superb winter value, Executive Chef Guy Bennett has created a special main course lunch paired with…

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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