Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Vignerons come out tops at 2017 Prescient Chardonnay Report

A total of seven Franschhoek Vignerons secured a spot in the seventh annual Prescient Chardonnay Report, which was published on 18 October. Each of these wines were scored 90+ out of a possible 100 points. A total of 91 entries from 63 producers were received, which were tasted blind by a panel of three judges.

The Franschhoek Wine Valley was proudly represented by the following producers:

Holden Manz Barrel Fermented 2016 (93 points)
GlenWood Vigneron’s Selection 2016 (92 points)
La Motte 2016 (92 points)
Haute Cabrière Reserve 2016 (90 points)
La Bri 2016 (90 points)
Môreson Dr Reason Why Unwooded 2014 (90 points)
Rickety Bridge 2016 (90 points)

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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.


Contact Us

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