Franschhoek Wine Valley

Wine Connexion

Deon and Elna Viljoen arrived in Franschhoek with a fiery passion for fine wines and so opened Franschhoek Biltong Wine and Nuts in February 2014 with a goal to showcase the finest Franschhoek wines to tourists and locals alike.

Dictated by what their customers’ needs were, it soon grew into a fully functional boutique wine store, stocking the best of the Franschhoek Valley. Through daily interaction with every person who walked into their store, they quickly realised that not only do they need to stock wines of this valley, but also wines from surrounding valleys, stretching as far as Hermanus. ​

Deon and Elna has a serious connection with Franschhoek, as much as they do with the wines they sell. The Viljoen’s were the first Huguenots to arrive in Franschhoek, back in 1688, firmly establishing themselves in the valley. By farming and making wine, the Franschhoek region became one of the most sought after wine regions of the world and the Huguenot Monument, standing tall in the loved town, is a daily reminder of the French Huguenot’s influence on the region. ​

Today, Deon and Elna, wish to share that connection with their customers by bringing them wines that will not only give them a piece of the valley, but also bring out a feeling and experience that comes with drinking fine wine.​

Today, this well supported wine boutique is called WINE CONNEXION and it’s your closest connection to fine wines.

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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 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 – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861