Franschhoek Wine Valley

Shine brightly at this year’s Protea Party

Celebrating everything “Bright and Light” will be the theme of the sixth annual Protea Party, taking place at the spectacular Anthonij Rupert Estate in Franschhoek on Saturday 26 October 2019.

Regarded as one of the Cape Winelands’ social calendar highlights, Anthonij Rupert Wyne’s annual winelands harvest-style feast promises a night not to forget as it continues to celebrate the estate’s beloved Protea wine range. With the spotlight shone on the latest releases in this range, this one-night-only annual affair offers deliciously-inspired seasonal cuisine, superb wines and generous hospitality.

The Protea range – which consists of eight single varietal wines – takes its name from the flower species unique to the Cape Floral Kingdom, and is synonymous with elegant design and value for money. Each wine bottle features a unique pattern, inspired by floral elements.

The theme for this year’s Protea Party is “Bright and Light”, which takes its cue from the newest design ‘Daisy fields’ of the Protea Chenin Blanc bottle. The theme is also fitting of the end of a lengthy drought, whilst welcoming a glorious spring season after an abundance of rain. All elements of the evening will celebrate this theme, from twinkling fairylight displays on the tables and a fresh, vibrant menu to the ceiling of stars overhead. Guests are invited to incorporate this into their own outfits, should they wish to do so.

On arrival, guests will be greeted with specially-crafted Protea cocktails to savour as the sun sets on the estate. Dinner – a generous three-course, harvest style feast of seasonal winelands produce – will be served at long tables beneath an expansive marquee. The full range of Protea wines will be available for enjoyment throughout the evening. Entertainment will be provided by a live band and the famous dance-floor is a must for working off all those calories under the stars after dinner!

Tickets cost R795 per guest, and includes all food, wine and entertainment. The Protea Party begins at 6pm for 6:30pm. Pre-booking is essential for this sell-out event. For bookings and/or enquiries, please contact Sumarie Elliot on or 021 874 9019. 

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.


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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