Franschhoek Wine Valley

Maison Estate and Chefs Warehouse join forces

Franschhoek boutique wine estate Maison Estate is delighted to announce that Chefs Warehouse will move into The Kitchen restaurant premises from 1 December 2017 to create Chefs Warehouse at Maison. This will be Chef Liam Tomlin’s fourth eatery, joining the Chefs Warehouse and Canteen on Bree Street, Thali in Gardens, and Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia.

Tomlin’s team will also take over the running of the estates’ deli & homeware shop, as well as the tasting room which will continue to showcase Maison Estate’s award-winning wines by winemaker Antwan Bondesio.

Chris Weylandt, owner of Maison Estate, is excited to be collaborating with such a like-minded brand. “Chefs Warehouse share our values of creating delicious food and wine, in an environment that embodies great design, which combine to deliver a wonderful and unique experience for all visitors.”

Chris explains how the departure of Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg opened the opportunity to try something new: “We looked at lots of different options once we knew Arno was leaving to run his own restaurant, and when the opportunity with Liam came up, it was the one that excited us the most by far.”

Chef Liam Tomlin had this to say: “Joining forces with the beautiful Maison Estate in Franschhoek, is a great fit for us at Chefs Warehouse – it just feels right. As with the other restaurants in the Chefs Warehouse stable, the emphasis will be on serving great food based on our successful formula of ‘global tapas’, teamed with the estate’s equally great wines.”

“Heading up the kitchen will be David Schneider, an outstanding and driven young chef who has had the benefit of working alongside me at Chefs Warehouse, Bree Street, and with Ivor Jones at Chefs Warehouse @ Beau Constantia. We’re also very excited to be running a similar deli and homeware shop to the one in Bree Street, along with the wine tasting room, which will be an added string to our bow,” he continued.

The combination of Chefs Warehouse and Maison Estate’s award winning wines, is set to provide an unforgettable taste experience in this beautiful Franschhoek winelands setting.

Bookings can be made by phoning Jacobus at Maison on 021 876 2116.

The restaurant opening days and hours are as follows:

Restaurant open Wednesday to Monday lunch.
Restaurant open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday.
Tasting room open 7 days a week.

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



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