Franschhoek Wine Valley

Discover the secrets of traditional Italian balsamic vinegar at a Workshop at Babylonstoren

  • R700 p.p.
  • 06 October 2021, 10:00 – 13:30
  • Presented by Klaas Stoffberg
  • Please meet us at the Farm Shop

Only 8 places available

When the time came to make our very own balsamic vinegar, we turned to the masters of la dolce vita for inspiration. With this artisanal venture, we salute true DOP-style balsamic vinegar, but with a twist of our own. Our resident balsamic man, Klaas Stoffberg, will start with a cellar tour, explaining the traditional methods and production processes used to create this heavenly liquid – from picking and pressing grapes, boiling the grape juice as well as the lengthy maturation process. In our maturation space, the balsamic vinegar is poured over into a smaller barrel every year until, at last, it is ready to be used in our kitchens. Join us for this very special occasion of bottling from the smallest barrel in the battery – pure black gold! A tasting of this rare and sought-after delicacy will follow.

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


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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