Franschhoek Wine Valley

Chef’s inspiration with spring asparagus from the Babylonstoren garden to your plate

  • R700 p.p.
  • 08 September 2021, 10:00 – 15:00
  • Presented by Liesl van der Walt & the Babel chefs
  • Please meet us at the Farm Shop

Only 15 places available

Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with fresh asparagus spears! Young asparagus plants take up to three years before they are ready to be harvested, but once established, they can be cut again and again for many years. We take you from farm to table in this workshop, starting with the basics of growing the asparagus plant to bringing the best out of its tender stems in the kitchen. Liesl van der Walt, our head gardener, will impart her knowledge about preparing the soil for planting and nurturing the crowns through the seasons, before the Babel chefs demonstrate their best asparagus-cooking tips on a fresh harvest for lunch.

Steaming coffee from our Lekker Room is served upon arrival.
Lunch at the Bakery is included.

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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’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