Babylonstoren, South Africa

If you are craving New World wines from the southern hemisphere, remember that the growing season is the opposite of up north: You will need to wait until March to experience a harvest in wine capitals like Argentina or Australia. The same goes for Babylonstoren in South Africa’s Drakenstein Valley. The well-preserved 320-year-old werf, or … Read more

Franschhoek Awarded Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service of the Year

In an awards ceremony held last night at Kronenburg Estate in Paarl, the Franschhoek Wine Valley walked away with the title of Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service (LTA) of the Year, at the annual Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards. This award is bestowed upon a Local Tourism Association (LTA) or privately run … Read more

Vote for Franschhoek Wine Valley and its members in the 2012 Klink Awards!

Calling all foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm fans! Show your love for South Africa’s winelands by voting for your favourite nominee in the country’s first ever, consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism award – the #Klink Awards. You also stand a chance to win fabulous weekly prizes through your participation. Franschhoek Wine Valley and its … Read more

Franschhoek Uncorked 1 & 2 September 2012

Say goodbye to the grey moods of winter and celebrate the start of spring by heading off to the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September for the annual Franschhoek Uncorked festival. Franschhoek wineries in and around the scenic valley welcome the fresh, new season, using the opportunity to showcase their exciting new vintages … Read more

Franschhoek Winter Wines

Celebrate the final days of winter in style and head off to the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate on Saturday, 4 August for Franschhoek Winter Wines. Known as one of SA’s leading wine destinations, more than 20 of the valley’s finest wineries will be showcasing their top winter wines at this exclusive event. Participating wineries include, amongst others, Grande Provence, Haute Cabriere, Haut … Read more

Leopard’s Leap Vineyards and Liam Tomlin Foods – the perfect marriage

The opening of the Liam Tomlin Foods Culinary Studio and Leopard’s Leap Vineyards was held on 16 and 17 February 2012. The property boasts an innovative state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen, run by Liam Tomlin, a beautifully designed tasting room for Leopard’s Leap wines and a shop with designer kitchen items. The tasting room  opens up on … Read more

Franschhoek Wine Ambassadors taste Chamonix Wines

Last night the Franschhoek Wine Ambassadors’ tasting was held at the beautiful Chamonix wine estate. Bernard presented a tasting of the followings wines: Chamonix Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage and Pinot Noir. The tasting was followed by some delicious delicacies from the Mon Plaisir Restaurant on site. Everyone attending this tasting will … Read more