Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek returns to the Winter Sculpture Fair

The popular Winter Sculpture Fair, a sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park over the weekend of 13 and 14 May. Organisers of the event, Artlogic, has once again teamed up with the Franschhoek Wine Valley to bring to the fair the finest food and wine offerings from this world-renowned valley.

Top restaurants and wineries will set up shop alongside artisanal cheese, charcuterie and chocolate stands. Visitors will be able purchase goods from a range of exhibitors to tailor-make their own picnic experience amongst the exquisite sculptures.

Sample delicious food from these fine Franschhoek restaurants: Boschendal, Café des Arts, Bread & Wine, The Kitchen at Holden Manz, The Franschhoek Cellar, Grande Provence, Fromage de France, Huguenot Chocolates, L’Ermitage, Dutch East and Terbadore Coffee. Creating the perfect culinary pairing wines from these producers will complete your sensory experience: Babylonstoren, La Couronne, Haut Espoir, Rickety Bridge, Black Elephant Vintners, Lynx Wines, Holden Manz, The Franschhoek Cellar, Môreson, Grande Provence, Boschendal, Haute Cabrière, Normandie, La Bri, Maison, La Motte and GlenWood Vineyards.

The 2017 Nirox winter exhibition, entitled Open Laboratory, will be open to the public throughout the Winter Sculpture Fair. Visitors can wander the park and discover the artworks, or picnic amongst the sculpture with family and friends.

The 2017 Winter Sculpture Fair is open from 10am to 5pm daily on both days. Tickets cost R165 per adult and children under 12 enter free. Purchase tickets directly from

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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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62 Huguenot Road

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Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
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