Franschhoek Wine Valley

Mushrooms Workshop at Babylonstoren

Cost    :  R700 per person

Where  : Please meet us at the Farm Shop at Babylonstoren

Date      : 13 June 2018

Time     : 10:00 – 16:00

Presented by: Kotie van Tonder & Liesl van der Walt

BOOK NOW Only 20 places available

Come and spend the day with local grower Kotie van Tonder from Darling Gourmet Mushrooms. We get practical first thing in the morning, harvesting fresh shiitake and oyster mushrooms in our mushroom room.

Kotie will discuss and demonstrate the growing of the beautiful oyster mushroom. Fill your own bags of straw and inoculate them with oyster mushroom spores, and oak logs with shiitake plugs, to grow (and harvest!) at home.

Join us for an Italian-inspired lunch in the Bakery – included in the price. The wood-fired pizza main course is served straight from the oven, to be enjoyed to your heart’s content. For hotel guests, the workshop is included in your stay.

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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