Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Regional 2018 Prestige Agri-Awards Winners Announced

The 5th annual Prestige Agri-Awards recently took place at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards in Franschhoek, where the winners for the sought after titles were announced. The initiative, previously known as the Farmworker of the Year competition, honours excellence in the province’s agricultural sector.  In doing so the competition is able to acknowledge farmworkers for their hard work, who make a significant contribution to our country’s economy.

The competition is co-sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and the Shoprite Group, with the latter being involved with the initiative for the past seven years.

A winner, runner-up and second runner-up were selected in each of the eight categories. The winners in the respective categories, were as follows:

  • General Worker: Elizabeth Gertse (Anthonij Rupert Wyne)
  • Tractor Driver: Isak Buys (Mont Rochelle)
  • Irrigation Specialist: Keenan Carstens (Boschendal)
  • Technical Operator: Vusumzi Cekiso (Leeu Estates)
  • Animal Production: Ralph Valentine (Boschendal)
  • Foreman: Stoffel Van Rooy (Leeu Estates)
  • Junior Management: Cornel Paulse (Glenwood)
  • Middle Management: Christie Davids (Anthonij Rupert Wyne)

 

A special award was presented to Danie Cupido of Mont Rochelle, who received the Agri Worker with the Best Potential for 2018 award.

From here on the winners in each category as well as the regional winners go through to the provincial adjudication, where after the 2018 Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Winners will be announced at a gala event on the 3 November at Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl.


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 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.

Disclaimer

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.

 

Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za