Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek producers celebrate their Veritas wins

It was smiles all around for the Boschendal winemaking team who earned a coveted Double Gold medal for their Sauvignon Blanc Grande Cuvée 2015 at the recent 2015 Veritas Awards. Not stopping there the historic wine farm, situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley was also awarded a Gold medal for the Boschendal Appelation Series Elgin Pinot Noir 2013.

The awards were announced at a gala dinner, attended by the who’s who in the industry, which took place earlier this month at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. A total of 1 763 medal contenders were rated by a highly experience panel of international judges, joined by local wine specialists. For this year’s competition, eight international judges joined the line-up representing various countries.

Joining Boschendal on the winners’ podium the following Franschhoek producers were each awarded Gold medals:

Allée Bleue (Allée Bleue Chenin Blanc 2014)
La Bri (La Bri Chardonnay 2014)
Noble Hill (Noble Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2011)

The Veritas Awards is the longest running and most prestigious wine competition in South Africa, and is synonymous with excellence in wine. It is the only wine competition in the country for the industry by the industry.

These recent accolades are a true reflection of the world class wines to emerge from the Franschhoek Wine Valley.

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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



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