Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek producers see stars at Platter awards

Reaffirming its position as one of SA’s leading wine producing regions four Franschhoek producers were awarded the prestigious 5-star rating for their wines in the soon to be released Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2016.

Keeping Franschhoek top of mind throughout the night the following producers were awarded the sought after 5-star rating:


Bellingham Bernard Series Basket Press Syrah 2013
Bellingham Bernard Series Whole Bunch Roussanne 2015

Chamonix Wines

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm Cabernet Franc 2013


GlenWood Grand Duc Chardonnay 2013

La Couronne

La Couronne Wines Muscadel NV

The guide’s ultimate accolade, Winery of the Year, this year went to Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines, which is co-owned by Franschhoek based Leeu Collection’s founder, Analjit Singh. The winery is the first producer to scoop the award twice within a handful of years, having been named Winery of the Year in 2014.

They were also awarded the following for wines in their range:

Iron Syrah 2013 (Red Wine of the Year)
Olerasay Straw Wine NV (Dessert Wine of the Year)
Granite Chenin Blanc 2014 (5-star)
CWG Auction Reserve The Gris Semillon 2014 (5-star)
White Blend 2014 (5-star)

A total of 83 5-star wines, as well as three new 5-star brandies and one new 5-star husk spirit are featured in the 2016 guide.

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  • 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
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  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
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  • 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

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