Franschhoek Wine Valley

Discover Allée Bleue on Our May Day Meander

Allée Bleue Estate is one of the oldest working farms in the Franschhoek region and this year you are invited to experience our “behind-the-scenes” activities at the first-ever May Day Meander (meander – to walk/stroll) which takes place on Wednesday 1 May, a public holiday.

Round up friends and family, wear a touch of red to get into the vibe and join us on this easy hour-long walk. Every few minutes you will have a stop where you can learn more about wine, fruit production, our fresh herbs, olives and olive oil and have a bite to eat and taste wine as you go along.

The day starts at 10h00 at the tasting room where “meanderers” are invited to enjoy a welcome drink and their first snack, receive a briefing and a route map, before setting off on their walk through some of the less visited areas of the Estate. The route offers great photo opportunities as well as the chance to ask questions from the experts based at each stop.

After arriving back at the main building, you will be treated to a relaxed lunch. Meander packages are for two people sharing and range from R175 pp for a cheese and meat platter at the tasting room to R335 pp sharing for a seated, serviced Chicnic. A slightly more affordable option is the Picnic-on-the-Go package which is available at R320 pp sharing and entails choosing your own spot in our gardens to relax. The kiddies picnic is available at R105 pp. The cost includes the Meander with its tastings and eats as well as the lunch option chosen.

The walk is suitable for everyone and a low level of fitness is required, but it is not accessible to wheelchairs as some of the route is uneven due to farming activities. We will have prizes for the best-dressed guests as well as a post-meander lucky draw.

Bookings and more information: Visit for more info and bookings and pre-payments are essential to confirm your spot. Contact Nadia at – Bookings close 48 hours before the event.

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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.


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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