Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek Vignerons make a statement at the annual Wine Label Design Awards

The results for the third annual Wine Label Design Awards have been announced and Franschhoek vignerons received recognition for their innovative and eye catching labels.

Babylonstoren was awarded a Bronze medal in the Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle category, which was awarded to its Babylonstoren Babel 2015 and Babylonstoren Mourvèdre Rosé 2016.

In the category for Single wine selling for over R80 a bottle, La Bri was awarded Bronze for their 1045 Bottles Syrah 2013 and Sauvage Blanc de Blancs 2011.

Haut Espoir was also awarded Bronze in the over R80 a bottle category for their Cloudfall 2016 and Gentle Giant 2010, respectively.

The competition seeks to reward the best design and packaging for bottled wine made in South Africa and judging criteria include originality of concept, execution, shelf appeal and effectiveness as a piece of communication.

A total of 88 entries were received, 45 of these emerging as finalists. For the full results visit

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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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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



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