Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands.
Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this area has to offer with a leisurely journey along the recently launched Franschhoek Wine Valley Food & Wine Route. This exciting initiative builds on Franschhoek’s reputation as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, taking the concept of a food and wine experience to an entirely new level. Offering visitors an array of innovative food, wine and lifestyle experiences is truly unique to the Cape Winelands.
The route is available throughout the year and includes, amongst others, food and wine pairings, varietal specific tastings, Cap Classique tastings, chocolate making, cooking classes in demonstration kitchens, olive oil tastings as well as stopovers to some of Franschhoek’s culinary establishments. A map will be made available to visitors highlighting the various activities, allowing them to tailor make their itineraries and appreciate what the valley has to offer, at their leisure. This unique initiative has the support of the area’s primary business establishments, and promises to emphasis the character of the area, not only as the country’s Gourmet Capital, but also as the ultimate lifestyle destination.
‘A project which has taken months to fine tune and put in place, we’re thrilled to finally make this route available to visitors wanting to experience all that Franschhoek has to offer. We’re proud to be involved in this initiative and are positive that it will grow from strength to strength,’ adds Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO, Jenny Prinsloo.
Visitors’ experiences are further enhanced by the understanding that Franschhoek is the ‘place to be’ where you go to celebrate life! Be it for a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, Valentine’s Day treat, wedding, honeymoon or simply a weekend getaway; Franschhoek is a truly exceptional destination.
Dalewood Cheese marks the beginning of the route, followed by Babylonstoren and Noble Hill, Val De Vie on the R310, all the way through to Boekenhoutskloof and Franschhoek Pass Winery, allowing visitors to experience the beauty of the valley between the mountain ranges.
See below segmented speciality routes for some of the experiences on offer. Should you not find what you are looking for or require additional information please contact our offices on +27 21 876 2861 or contact Tania at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHEESE TASTING EXPERIENCES
R40 pp tasting of 6 wines with 6 cheeses
Cheese platters R100 per couple
Cheese platter R70 for 2 people
Rickety Bridge Wine Estate
Cheese platter R50
Cheesery Shop open Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:00, open Saturdays from November – April 10:00 – 15:00. Preselected cheeses on tasting daily
Alleé Blue Estate
Cheese platter R69
Plaisir de Merle
Cheese platter R60
Cheese platter R75
Cheese platter R65
La Cotte Inn wine sales
French cheese tasting
OLIVES AND OLIVE OIL TASTING
La Bourgogne 021 876 3245
Wine, olives & olive oil tastings @ R30 per person
Allora Ristorante 021 8764375
Will open in the New Year at Gooding’s Groves Olives Guesthouse
Babelonstoren Farm Shop 021 863 3852
10h00 – 16h00
Olive oil in a tin at R95
Noble Hill 021 874 3844
10h00 – 17h00
Free Olive oil tastings
200ml @ R60 per bottle
500ml @ R95 per bottle
Boschendal Gift Shop 021 870 4280
09h00 – 17h00
R80 per bottle
La Motte Farm Shop 021 876 8000
09h00 – 17h00
Rupert & Rothchild olive oil @ R85 per bottle
Farm Shop @ Moreson 021 876 4004
10h30 – 16h00
R45 per bottle