Franschhoek Wine Valley

Meet Sasha, our Franschhoek wine dog for May

With winter knocking on our doors we felt it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce you to Sasha, the friendly furry St Bernard of La Bourgogne, who is also is Franschhoek’s Wine Dog for May. 

Labourgogne’s estate managers, Loesje and Alfredo Kock, fell head over heels in love with Sasha four years ago when they adopted her from a couple who could no longer care for her. According to Loesje six year old Sasha is a big softy whose ‘bark is most certainly bigger than her bite’, and loves nothing more than to welcome guests to the farm with her big slobbery kisses and ‘hugs’ as they enjoy a wine tasting.

Blessed with more than one life, Sasha almost lost her life last year in a freak hit and run accident. Thanks to the speedy reaction of visitors to the farm who witnessed the incident she was able to get the necessary care needed and made a slow but full recovery, and needless to say is back to her old self. Not only has she captured the hearts of Loesje and Alfredo, but she has also crept into the hearts of visitors to the farm, who often email to just find out how Sasha is.

A visit to Labourgogne won’t be the same without a slobbery greeting from Sasha and the other furry friends on the farm.

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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

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.


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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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