Franschhoek Wine Valley

A few Franschhoek Bastille Festival memories from 2014

Those of you who joined us at last year's Franschhoek Bastille Festival will remember it as being our festival's 21st birthday celebration! 

With the 2015 Franschhoek Bastille Festival around the corner (11 & 12 July) we decided to take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of the fun Instagram photos our festival-goers posted last year. Most of you will remember the iconic wines you tasted from the valley's Vignerons. Visit our website to see who'll be there this year!


Sometimes the wine even gets poured by some beautiful angels!

Some of you might simply remember that it was really fun!

Others might recall seeing Napoleon around! A little bird told us that he is joining us again this year!

For some the highlight was definitely the delicious food served by Franschhoek restaurants…

Mmmmm a chocolate fountain! Need we say more?!

Some of you had some great caricature drawings done by Marthinus. He will also be there again so make sure you go and get yours!

By the way you will remember the young lady in the photo below, she won an amazing trip with her dad to the Seychelles after winning the dance-off at last year's Franschhoek Bastille festival!

All in all one thing is for sure, being French for a day, whipping out your baquette, putting on a beret and dressing up in red white and blue is one of the most fun things you can do this year! So come and join us again for a weekend of french flair at the Franschhoek Bastille festival from 11 to 12 July. More info on 

See you there!

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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

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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



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