Franschhoek Wine Valley

Charcoal Pears from Foliage Restaurant

Charred pears, candied walnuts, acorn frangipane, fennel sabayon


3kg pears
3T olive oil

• Toss the pears in the oil and char over open flames, rinse in cold water.

Candied walnuts

250g castor sugar
1T glucose
500ml water
300g walnuts

• Bring the water, glucose and water to a boil.
• Add the nuts and simmer for 1 hour.
• Strain and deep fry until crispy.
Acorn Frangipane

1000g castor sugar
1000g butter
950g ground almonds
50g acorn flour
40g flour
16 eggs

• Cream the eggs and butter.
• Add the eggs one by one.
• Fold in the almonds and flours.
• Rest for 2 hours and bake at 180C.

Fennel Sabayon

30g castor sugar
6 egg yolks
100ml fennel juice
300g cream

• Place the sugar, egg yolks and fennel juice in a bowl and whisk over a bain marie until sabayon.
• Whip the cream and fold into the sabayon.
• Refrigerate.



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