Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek amongst the finest at 2017 National Wine Challenge / Top 100 SA Wines

The National Wine Challenge, which incorporates Top 100 SA Wines, the premier fine-wine-only event in South Africa, announced its winning wines at a special event held on 25 April. The Franschhoek producers included in the lineup of Top 100 SA Wines were La Motte, Boschendal, Rickety Bridge, Bellingham and Babylonstoren. Holden Manz and Allée Bleue were acknowledged as a Double Gold Award winners.  

“We couldn’t be prouder of these vignerons, who together with the rest of the producers in Franschhoek, continue to create wines of world-class quality. This latest recognition reaffirms Franschhoek as one of SA’s leading wine producing regions,” says Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO, Reinher Behrens.  

The National Wine Challenge / Top 100 SA Wines is recognised as the leading fine-wine awards brand both in South Africa and abroad. The competition aims to identify winning wines by cultivar and blend, with medals awarded for the top-scoring wines. The categories of awards are divided into Grand Cru 1st place, Double Platinum, Double Gold and Double Silver. In addition to this the Top 100 highest scoring wines are grouped to form the elite ‘Top 100 SA Wines’, a club of SA’s finest wines. 

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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



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