Franschhoek Wine Valley

Winemakers dinner at Plaisir de Merle

A winemaker’s dinner takes place on May 16 at Plaisir de Merle in Simondium, on the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek.  

Johnny Hamman, 2014 winner of the Kokkedoor TV cooking competition will prepare the food, which will be paired with wines selected by cellar master Niel Bester. The meal will be served in the Manor House, which dates back to 1764.

The following winemaker’s table is on August 15 when dinner will be prepared by chef and published author, Karen Dudley of The Kitchen and The Dining Room. Tickets are available at R550 per person, wine included.

To book, phone 021 874 1071 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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