Franschhoek Wine Valley

Grande Provence Introduces a new Shiraz

17 February 2012 – Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, situated in the Franschhoek Valley and home to numerous award-winning wines is proud to welcome the Grande Provence Shiraz 2008 to its collection, created by Winemaker, Jaco Marais.

The Shiraz 2008 is an elegant, medium bodied red wine, which is aged in French oak barrels for fifteen months.  The Shiraz offers a fruity taste of ripe black berries and blackcurrants along with stewed plums and a delicate white pepper flavour that infuses an aroma on the nose and palate. The finish is soft lingering and elegant.  It can be enjoyed on its own or served with venison, meat or spicy curries.

Jaco Marais, Winemaker comments: “I’m excited about this new vintage. The wine is a complex balance between fruit and vanilla flavours – a result of the wine spending fifteen months in French oak barrels. It’s deeply rewarding to release a wine that has been made with true Grande Provence winemaking passion. The Shiraz will complement the soon to be released new menu in The Restaurant created by Executive Chef, Darren Roberts.”

The Estate proudly offers guests The Owner’s Cottage, The Restaurant, The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, Sculpture Garden and The Shop.

To order your wines please contact Ralton Adams on 021 876 8600 or email

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