Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek gears up to host the prestigious Délice Network of Good Food Cities

Franschhoek, regarded by those in the know as South Africa’s Culinary Capital, will play host to The Délice Network of Good Food Cities of the World Conference from 7 to 9 April 2016, where member cities will meet to discuss the benefits of promoting global food and wine tourism.

Twenty-one delegates from across the world will be attending this year’s conference. International cities include London, Riga, Stavanger, Greater Stavanger, Barcelona, Brussels, Lyon, Helsinki, Gothenburg, Hong Kong, Chicago, Lisbon, Madrid, Bordeaux and Franschhoek.

Franschhoek, partnered by the Cape Winelands District Municipality, was granted membership to this prestigious network in October 2014, and is the only member in the Southern Hemisphere.

The three-day networking conference, open to delegates and members only, will showcase some of Franschhoek’s finest offerings. Meetings and social engagements have been scheduled at various venues in and around the area, in order to highlight the diversity of this award-winning valley. Guest speakers include international wine expert and journalist, Robert Joseph; Wesgro Chief Marketing Officer, Judy Lain; Christophe Chateau, Head of Communication for the Bordeaux Wine Federation; internationally acclaimed Executive Chef, Margot Janse of Le Quartier Français; biodynamic farmer and carbon sequestrator, Angus McIntosh; and owner of the culinary institute, Hurst Campus, Rebecca Hurst.

Délice is an international network of likeminded cities engaged in promoting the benefits of culinary excellence and good food.  According to Jean-Michel Daclin, President of the Délice Network, “Gastronomy is an integral part of the heritage of our cities.  It expresses a way of living, and is a key tool for our cities in terms of taste education, living quality and promotion of tourism.  Our goal is to join forces, merge talents and ideas and to exchange opinions around the themes of gastronomy and good food.”

‘To be associated with other leading international culinary capitals is a great honour.’ comments Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO, Jenny Prinsloo. ‘Home to some of the leading chefs our country has to offer, Franschhoek has earned its title over several years as South Africa’s Culinary Capital.’

Franschoek forms an integral part of our involvement to advance this unique region. As such it is our privilege to partner with Franschoek as member of the Délice Network in order to complete the total Cape Winelands experience,’ adds the Executive Mayor for the Cape Winelands District Municipality, Alderman de Bruyn. 

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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

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