Franschhoek Wine Valley

Franschoek’s Culinary Status Reaffirmed

The list of nominees for the hotly contested 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards has been released, and six Franschhoek establishments have been included in the list of 30 finalists.

The Franschhoek restaurants to secure a spot are the following:


The Eat Out Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious in the industry, and this year the gala event to counting down from position 20 to 11 takes place at GrandWest on Sunday, 17 November. At the same event, which is attended by the who’s who of the foodie world, the Top 10 restaurants in South Africa will also be revealed.

Image by Andrea van der Spuy – La Petite Colombe

At the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards La Petite Colombe (#5), Le Coin Français (#14) and Chefs Warehouse at Maison (#16) each secured a spot on the sought after Top 20 list. The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal, with Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell at the helm, was last year’s recipient of the Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award.

Without a doubt Franschhoek is South Africa’s Culinary Capital, and for the ultimate in gastronomy experiences be sure to book at one of these when next visiting the valley.

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