Franschhoek Wine Valley

Elderflower, Berries and Pistachio Dessert from Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

Elderflower, Berries and Pistachio Dessert from Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa


  • Elderflower cordial x 187ml
  • Lemonade x 187ml
  • White wine x 187ml
  • Leaf gelatine x 5 leaves
  • Assorted berries x 1 punnet of gooseberry, black berry, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and a few mulberries
  • Pistachio nuts x 100g
  • Castor sugar x 50g
  • Mint sprigs for garnish
  • Ice cream x scoop per person
  • Setting tray
  • Cling wrap
  • Conical strainer
  • Blender


  • Bloom the gelatine leaves in cold water, and then set aside
  • Mix the elderflower, lemonade and white wine together and bring to the boil and set aside
  • Add the bloomed gelatine to the hot liquid and give a gentle stir then set aside
  • Pass the hot liquid through the strainer and set aside
  • Carefully line a setting tray with cling wrap, ensuring all bubbles are out and cling wrap is flat
  • Pour the liquid on to the tray and allow setting in the fridge
  • Give the berries all a wash and remove any stalks and set aside for plating, take 4 of each of the berries and place in a pan and add the sugar and gently over a low heat, cook the berries till soft, then blitz, then pass through the strainer, use as garnish on the plate very simple coulis
  • Allow the ice cream to soften and place a scoop for when you are serving.

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