Franschhoek Wine Valley

Pigcasso reaches out to Italy

With a loyal Italian fan base,  local resident ‘artist extraordinaire’ Pigcasso was recently approached by an Italian art agency to donate a piece of his spectacular artwork. This work of art forms part of a collection to be auctioned on eBay, with the proceeds of all the artworks going towards assisting with the relief efforts in Italy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although Franschhoek takes pride of place in Pigcasso’s heart he has a soft spot for Italy and this collaboration was a no brainer for him.

Pigcasso’s painting partner is Jo Lefson (aka his human) and together this duo have taken the art world by storm since the launch of their definitive Abstract Expressionist artwork collection in 2017. An extraordinary partnership together Jo and Pigcasso aim to challenge the status quo, igniting debate on the definition of art while also using their collaborative talent to highlight the detrimental effects of animal agriculture on climate change.

To follow Pigcasso’s antics visit http://pigcasso.org/about.html and watch this video of him in action on Facebook.


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
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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
Franschhoek
7690

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za