Franschhoek Wine Valley

Five stars for five Franschhoek wineries in the 2017 Platter SA Wine Guide

The much anticipated launch of the 2017 Platter’s SA Wine Guide took place on Monday, 31 October and once again Franschhoek Vignerons were exemplary ambassadors to the valley. A total of 94 five-star wines, as well as one new five-star brandy, are featured in the 2017 guide.

Five Franschhoek producers were each awarded the prestigious 5-star rating in what has become known as the industry’s go-to-wine guide, with Chamonix receiving three five-star ratings.

The complete list is as follows:

  • Chamonix (Chamonix Troika 2014, Chamonix 2015 and Chamonix Reserve 2015)
  • DGB (Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine 2015)
  • GlenWood Vineyards (GlenWood Vigneron’s Selection Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc 2015)
  • La Motte (La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2014)
  • Môreson (Môreson Mercator Premium 2014)

Mullineux & Leeu Straw Wine 2015 was also awarded as the Dessert Wine of the Year.

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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.


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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