Franschhoek is one of the most charming towns in South Africa

The Travelmag.com has recently released a list of the most charming towns in South Africa. This list has been put together based on the advice of more than 100 writers, travel bloggers, photographers and other professionals who have spent time in the country. All destinations with populations of less than 500,000 were considered. Franschhoek, with their … Read more

Franschhoek Vignerons Deliver A Stellar Performance At Leading Industry Awards

With the wine industry awards in full swing Franschhoek’s Vignerons delivered a stellar performance at both the Michelangelo International Wine Awards and Veritas Awards, which took place a week apart from each. Since its inception the Michelangelo International Wine Awards, which took place on 4 October, has differentiated itself from other competitions in using a … Read more

Franschhoek Vignerons once again included in the ‘ultimate’ wine list

The Sommeliers Selection Wine Competition, which was conceptualized in 2015, has revolutionized local wine competitions. It is a competition with a difference, as it is judged solely by top South African Sommeliers, and the winning wines for 2019 were recently announced with seven Franschhoek vignerons shining in their relevant categories. The vignerons who secured spots … Read more

La Petite Colombe launches exquisite new Asian inspired menu

Following an inspirational trip to Japan, John Norris-Rogers, Scot Kirton and James Gaag, the acclaimed chefs of La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek, have launched a new Asian inspired 10 course set menu. The new menu follows a recent trip of the three chefs to Asia and is greatly influenced by their experiences while travelling. “Our … Read more

Vive la France! Vive la Franschhoek

July is significant to Franschhoek in so many ways. The most notable being the Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which celebrates our region’s French heritage. Did you know that the valley was originally settled in 1688 by French Huguenot refugees who brought with them their age-old French wine and food culture?  Most of the Huguenots who settled … Read more

Big Win For Franschhoek Vignerons At Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show

Of the 956 wines judged from 206 producers, 32 gold medals were awarded and 24 trophies were awarded to deserving producers at the 2019 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. The announcement took place at a special awards event in Cape Town oearlier in June. Two of the big winners were Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards which … Read more

Experience Franschhoek this season!

Winter brings out the best that Franschhoek has to offer – cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines, soul comforting food, memorable experiences, breath-taking scenery and so much more. Traditionally a quieter time in Franschhoek there are also a number of establishments in and around the Valley who are offering Winter inspired packages too good to refuse. Catering to … Read more

Franschhoek returns to the Winter Sculpture Fair – 11 & 12 May 2019

The popular Winter Sculpture Fair, a unique sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park over the weekend of 11 and 12 May. Organisers of the event, Artlogic, have once again teamed up with the Franschhoek Wine Valley to bring to the fair the finest culinary and … Read more

Paul Gerber joins Colmant Cap Classique & Champagne as winemaker

Our Colmant 2019 harvest is in full swing, with the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir looking promising. It is a year of exciting changes and growth at Colmant. In our continuing journey to produce the finest boutique Cap Classique in South Africa, we are thrilled that Paul Gerber, one of South Africa’s leading Cap Classique makers, … Read more

Musical ATKV-Oesfees is a Harvest Finale with ‘Gees’

Theuns Jordaan, Robbie Wessels, Loukmaan Adams and Karen Zoid are some of the headliners taking centre stage at South Africa’s most authentic harvest festival, the ATKV-Oesfees, to be held on Saturday, 22 March, 2014 at the Solms-Delta wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley. The seventh annual Oesfees, in association with RSG, kykNET, MyEdit and Wesgro, … Read more