Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Vignerons celebrate multiple wins at Michelangelo

Regarded as one of the most prestigious industry competitions of the year, the Franschhoek Vignerons celebrated with multiple wins at this year’s Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards. The results were announced at a gala event held on 26 September.

The internationally recognized competition gives local wines the opportunity of being judged by an international panel of wine experts. International judges are hand-picked and serve on the panel by invitation only, making it one of South Africa’s most prestigious annual wine competitions.

Five producers were awarded Gran d’Or Medals (equivalent to a Double Gold) for their wines. These were awarded to:

Allée Bleue Wines
Allée Bleue L'Amour Toujours 2013

Babylonstoren Shiraz 2014
Babylonstoren Nebukadnesar 2014

Boschendal 1685 Shiraz 2014
Boschendal Reserve Selection De Werf 2013

Holden Manz
Holden Manz Big G 2012
Holden Manz Syrah Reserve 2014

Noble Hill Wine Estate
Noble Hill Syrah 2014

Gold medals were awarded to the following producers:

Allée Bleue Wines
Allée Bleue Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2013
Starlette Shiraz Rosé 2016
Allée Bleue Shiraz 2014

Babylon's Peak Viognier Roussanne 2016
Babylon's Peak Pinotage 2014

Brampton Shiraz 2014
Bellingham Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2015
Bellingham Homestead Chardonnay 2015

Holden Manz
Holden Manz Visionaire 2012

La Bri
La Bri Syrah 2013

La Motte Wine
La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier 2014

Rickety Bridge Winery
Rickety Bridge Paulina’s Reserve Chenin Blanc 2015

These latest accolades reaffirms the hard work and dedication the Franschhoek Vignerons adopt to produce world-class wines.

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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

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Franschhoek Wine Valley

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62 Huguenot Road

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Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

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