Franschhoek Wine Valley

Do you have CHANGE4TWENTY?

The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy and Learning Centre is set to open in January 2018 to serve the youth in our surrounding disadvantaged communities, by bringing light and a hopeful future to those who need it most. How do we do this?

To pilot this project, we will be offering 20 students access to further their education and gain the necessary skills to succeed in the Hospitality industry, at little to no cost to them. From Franschhoek and for Franschhoek, we would like to ensure that employment is achieved at the end of the 1 year program and that we are changing the lives of Youth in Franschhoek.

While we were eager to open our doors in June, the funding needed to sustain ourselves for at least 6 months has been a challenge to raise, which is why we have extended this deadline to January. This is also in line with when Matriculants complete their year and bridges a gap between High School and finding employment.

We have been lucky enough to receive the support from our local Ambassadors, Reuben Riffel, Margot Janse, Matthew Gordon and Chris Erasmus who have been instrumental in guiding us and have opened their hearts and doors to our students, providing mentorship and skills development, during their studies next year.

Brian Moore, Matthew Gordon, Tarryn Corlett (Founder), Michaela Julian (Founder) and Reuben Riffel

Tarryn Corlett (Founder), Margot Janse (Ambassador) and Michaela Julian (Founder)

Michaela Julian (Founder) and Ambassador Chris Erasmus from Foliage

We are also excited to announce that there will be an exciting, “never been done before in Franschhoek” event on the 17th October 2018, involving, Reuben, Margot and Matthew. This exclusive event is one not to miss and there will be limited seats available! Follow us on Facebook or our website to make sure you don't miss the launch of this exciting event that will take you into a sensory overload. FB: @FranschhoekHospitality; Website:

If you would like to sponsor a student, support the school by providing meals and stationary, donate or offer your time and skills, please connect with us and help us change the lives of these 20 students, who have the potential to achieve greatness.

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