Franschhoek Wine Valley

Regional Finalists Announced In Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Competition

The results of this year’s Western Cape Prestige Agri Worker Competition are in, which saw Franschhoek Wine Valley represented by 10 finalists.

Cornel Paulse (GlenWood Vineyards)

This round of the competition was held to select regional winners chosen from the Bergrivier, Breedevallei, Central Karoo, Durbanville, EGVV, Franschhoek, Garden Route, Hexvallei, Klein Karoo, Langeberg, Olifantsrivier, Overberg, Piket Bo-berg, Stellenbosch, Swartland and Witzenberg areas. Cornel Paulse from GlenWood Vineyards was selected as the Franschhoek Regional Winner. The final adjudication takes place on 9 October before the Provincial winners will be announced at a gala event to be held on 2 November at Nederburg Wine Estate.

The other finalists to represent Franschhoek were as follows:

Category Finalist
General Worker Ashman Wagewan (Boschendal)
Tractor Driver Tommy Jones (Leeu Estates)
Irrigation Specialist Letitia Kammies (Boschendal)
Technical Operator Deon Sameuls (Boschendal)
Animal Production Abednic Simanga (L ‘Ormarins)
Administrative Personnel Anthea Daniels (Freshness First)
Agri-processing John Williams (La Motte)
Foreman / woman Toto Noboza (GlenWood) – also selected as the Best Potential winner
Junior Management
Middle Management
Naomi Muller (Boschendal)
Cornel Paulse (GlenWood Vineyards)

The Agri-Awards – an initiative previously known as the Farmworker of the Year competition – honours excellence in the province’s agricultural sector.  In doing so the competition is able to acknowledge farmworkers for their hard work, who make a significant contribution to our country’s economy. The competition is co-sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and the Shoprite Group, with the latter being involved with the initiative for the past eight years.

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

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62 Huguenot Road

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

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