Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschhoek’s wine dog for August – meet Bella!

A Doberman by birth, but I’m classified as a ‘rescue dog’ to those who know my story. Call me Bella Bok and My Wyn is where you’ll find me.

Still young at heart I’m almost four years old, and my story begins when my owner Jacoline Haasbroek discovered me roaming the streets of Cape Town, where she saved me and introduced me to a better life. I’m best described as being hyperactive, which is part of the fun when I welcome visitors to the estate as they enter the property. Sometimes I feel that the visitors are taking way too long with the tasting, because they need to pay attention to me. To get their attention I jab the visitor on the elbow, as they’re about to nose the wine. It is a sight to behold, but according to my human mother, I’m much loved. After all what would a wine estate be without a dog?

Please come and visit the rest of my furry friends at our farm, Uithoek Farm, Uitkyk Street in Franschhoek.

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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