Franschhoek Wine Valley

Monneaux Revived

Be sure to make time to visit the reinvented Monneaux Restaurant when next in Franschhoek for an unforgettable culinary experience. Recently appointed visionary chef Calvin Metior has transformed the restaurant’s offering by introducing conscious dining. Situated adjacent to the luxurious five-star Franschhoek Country House & Villas, the restaurant has reconceptualized its dining offering from pass to plate as well as self-sustainable initiatives and a hyper-local focus at every stage of the culinary chain. The concept, which is the brainchild of Calvin, launches 1 November 2019.

Calvin follows a philosophy of “natural minimalism”, whereby he sources the very best produce at their peak. This allows him to showcase the produce in its natural character without an overwhelm of too many ingredients on the plate. Seasonality, comfort and value are priorities when it comes to menu design. He believes that food should be enjoyed throughout – from the way it looks, to the way in which it is enjoyed and how it tastes.

Furthermore, he’s intensely passionate about supporting local producers and artisans, thus keeping the restaurant’s carbon footprint to a minimum, and improving self-sustainability at the restaurant. Micro gardens have been established throughout the property, which will result in the production of a rotating supply of fresh herbs and vegetables.

There are a number of projects underway in the kitchen, which includes making their own miso, hot sauces and fish sauce as well as smoking and curing their own meat. Basically making delicious charcuterie from scratch as well as the dry and wet ageing of fish and meat.

This innovative approach allows Monneaux Restaurant to establish its own true identity, affording guests an authentic culinary experience – from breakfast to dinner.

To read more about Calvin and his culinary principles visit


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