Franschhoek Wine Valley

Consumers rate Franschhoek as the ‘Most Memorable Wine Route’ at #KLINK Awards

The Franschhoek Wine Valley, regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine producing regions and gourmet capital, walked away with the title of The ‘Happy Times’ Award for Most Memorable Wine Route, at this year’s inaugural #KLINK Awards, which took place on 1 November 2012.

The competition was the brainchild of Wine Tourism South Africa publisher, Monika Elias, whereby she (via the publication) invited foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors to show their love and appreciation for South Africa’s Winelands by voting for their favourite nominees in South Africa’s first ever, consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism awards.

Earlier this year Franschhoek was awarded the title of Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service (LTA) of the Year, at the annual Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards.

This latest award reaffirms Franschhoek’s position as one of the country’s popular (and most memorable) regions to visit. Visitors to the area are spoilt for choice with experiences ranging from lifestyle festivals, award-winning wine farms, gourmet dining as well as world-class shops and boutiques for an intimate and relaxed shopping experience. For those wanting to make the most of their visit accommodation in Franschhoek ranges from the finest bed and breakfasts to luxurious boutique hotels, all nestling in a picturesque and secure environment.

Other Franschhoek Wine Valley members sharing the spotlight at the awards ceremony were:

  • Beyond Expectations: Award for Great Food and Excellent Value – Haute Cabriere
  • Gourmet: Award for Best Gourmet Restaurant at the Cellar Door – Pierneef à La Motte
  • Wild Card: Award for Most Unusual Attraction on a Wine Route – Museum Van de Caab at Solms-Delta

‘Receiving the endorsement by consumers as the Most Memorable Wine Route is such an honour and I’d like to thank everyone who voted for us as well as their continued support,’ says Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO Jenny Prinsloo.


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