Franschhoek Wine Valley

Download our Printable DIY Wine Dog Calendar

Franschhoek’s wine dogs play a special part in everyday life. Not only can they tell our winemakers when to start harvesting by simply smelling the grapes, they also play an integral part in welcoming visitors to their farms, they are also often childminders, cork-chasers, and above all our winemakers’ best friends and constant companions. During 2015 Franschhoek Wine Valley dedicated a monthly feature on our blog to highlight the valuable role that these wine dogs play in our wineries’ lives. We had such a great response to this initiative that we decided to create a special printable DIY calendar featuring all 12 of our wine dogs.

We’d like to invite you to download this 2016 calendar below.

  1. Download the PDF calendar here:
    or access the calendar from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.
  2. Open the file in Adobe Reader.
  3. Print out on normal office paper or thicker paper if you’re giving it as a gift.
  4. Place in a clipboard and display it on your desk or hang it on your wall.

We will also be launching our “Franschhoek Wine Dog of the Year” competition soon, so watch this space for further details!

NOTE: Please note that this calendar is for personal use only, and may not be sold. If you would like to share this calendar on your blog or website, please link back to the URL of this page. Thank you!

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



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