It’s February and we’re ready to clink glasses! 

Heart-draped everything and more excuse to eat chocolate and pop bottles; we can certainly tap into the Valentine’s Day spirit…

Those in need of date night ideas are spoilt for choice in our Valley of Dreams, where alfresco picnics, luxury spa treatments and candle-flickering tables lure with the promise of the gourmet gold to follow, around almost every corner. 

If you’re yet to book in any plans for the 14th, or see the whole month of February, with unrivalled weather and our iconic vineyard and mountain vistas as reason enough to celebrate, we have some sparkling ideas at the ready! 

Nothing sets the tone for celebrations quite like a chilled glass of bubbly! 

One of the perks of living in Franschhoek is that you’re always close to your next ‘bottle-pop’, thanks to the fine local Cap Classique, readily available throughout our village. Take your pick from over 23 local producers to choose from. Ideal for setting the scene for a little romance, or just any good excuse for a shared ‘cheers’! 

  • Alleeu Bleue Estate
  • Anthonij Rupert Wines
  • Babylonstoren
  • Black Elephant Vintners
  • Boschendal
  • Colmant Cap Classique & Champagne
  • Dieu Donne Vineyards
  • Franschhoek Cellar
  • Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
  • Haute Cabriere
  • La Bri
  • La Motte
  • Le Lude
  • Leopards Leap Family Vineyards
  • Maison
  • Morena (Franschhoek Pass Winery)
  • Noble Hill
  • Old Road Wine & Co
  • Rickety Bridge Winery
  • Stonybrook
  • Val de Vie Wines
  • Wildeberg

More of an outdoor-lover than a wine bar fan? 

Why not prolong the Valentine’s spoils and embrace the joys of alfresco dining with a picnic at these proud partner venues, all serving up a whole lot of gourmet goodness in the most beautiful Wineland’s settings. 

  • Bistro at Allee Bleue
  • Boschendal Picnics
  • Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
  • Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz
  • La Bri
  • The Country Kitchen at Mont Rochelle
  • Cosecha Restaurant at Noble Hill
  • La Paris Bistro
  • Paulina’s at Rickety Bridge

Did someone say spa day?!

Finally, we’ve saved the real indulgent stuff for last.. leave your stresses at the door as you happily embrace the gown life. A day spent at these luxury spas is the ultimate treat and nowhere delivers on R&R and a backdrop to boot quite like we do! So whether it’s your leading ladies needing a spa-ty reunion, or some quality time with a loved one – brownie points come guaranteed with this one… 

  • Holden Manz Wine Estate Health & Wellness Spa
  • Camelot Spa at Le Franschhoek Hotel
  • The Garden Spa at Babylonstoren
  • The Spa at Mont Rochelle
  • Leeu Spa

Be sure to stay close to our socials as we share some more favourite finds and top choices for getting out and about this Valentine’s Day as we celebrate together in our beloved valley. 

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