Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Vignerons excel at 2019 Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards

This year’s Novare SA Terroir Wine Awards saw a staggering 328 wines entered for the 2019 competition, with the results of these announced at a special awards ceremony on 1 August.

Judged by a panel of highly esteemed industry role players, , the Franschhoek Wine Valley excelled in the district winners category, scooping 16 awards handed out on the day. The Franschhoek Vignerons who excelled at this prestigious event were the following:

Top Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Dieu Donné Cabernet Sauvignon

Top Red Blend
2016 Dieu Donné The Cross Collection Shiraz/Viognier

Top White Blend
2016 Glenwood Grand Duc Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc

Top Shiraz
2016 Glenwood Grand Duc Syrah

Top Noble Late Harvest
2014 Glenwood Noblesse Grand Duc

Top Chardonnay
2017 Glenwood Vigneron Selection Chardonnay

Top Pinot Noir
2016 Haute Cabriere Pinot Noir

Top Malbec
2016 La Couronne Malbec

Top Rosé
2019 La Couronne Merlot Rosé

Top Shiraz
2017 La Motte Syrah

Top Shiraz
2016 La Motte Syrah

Top Merlot
2017 La Petite Ferme Merlot

Top Viognier
2018 Lynx Wines Viognier

What makes this competition stand out from the rest is that not only does it honour the wines which truly reflect South Africa’s different wine growing areas, but all wines entered must be a certified Wine of Origin from a specific single vineyard, estate, ward or small district not divided into wards.

This year’s competition was chaired by Jeff Grier who was joined in the judging process by David Biggs, Narina Cloete, Sandile Mkhwanazi and Anton Swarts.


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