Franschhoek Wine Valley

Sensational Pacific rim winter cuisine at Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz

A new menu infused with exotic flavours of the orient and a passion for cutting edge cuisine with a strong Pacific rim twist is what new Executive Chef Cheyne Morrisby is serving up this winter at the Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz Wine Estate.

Chef Cheyne, who has cooked at the finest international kitchens for celebrities such as Kate Moss and Kylie Minogue, has created an exceptional winter menu of flavourful  dishes fuelled by his knowledge of world food trends.

Paired perfectly with signature wines from Holden Manz, Cheyne’s winter dishes offer you a multitude of choices for a memorable feast with an international flavour. Start your culinary journey with pea and mint soup, enjoyed hot or cold, or tuck into Keralan spiced squid, served with green chilli puree, miso mayo and lotus root crisps.

For your main course, indulge in Cheyne’s signature duck breast, best enjoyed with the silky taste of Holden Manz Merlot 2010, savour pork belly with the signature Bordeaux-style blend, Big G 2009, or try a succulent grilled sirloin, served with spring onion and ginger puree, red kimchi and crisp anchovy butter dauphinoise – a winning combination with the sweet, dark, cherry fruit flavours of the Holden Manz Shiraz 2008.

The indulgent desserts include a decadent 70% cocoa bean Belgian chocolate mousse with salted caramel, or try the heavenly dessert trio of cereal milk with miso butterscotch, white chocolate and sesame cheesecake, and warm pear, cinnamon and ginger compote.

The Franschhoek Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays, and Sundays for lunch. Phone 021-8762729 or e-mail for bookings. The Holden Manz tasting room is open daily from 10h00 to 17h00.

Visit Holden Manz on Facebook or To reach Holden Manz, turn right at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek and follow the signs for two kilometres.

GPS coordinates: Latitude: 33° 56’ 7” S; Longitude: 19° 6’ 54” E.

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