Franschhoek Wine Valley

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  1. Taste the valley’s exceptional wines at Franschhoek Summer Wines

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    This weekend on Saturday 31st March an exceptional new wine event will be hosted at Leopard’s Leap Vineyards in the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley. Franschhoek Summer Wines will present 31 Vignerons de Franschhoek members from the valley, who will each be showcasing one of their top summer wines for tasting between 12pm and 5pm. This means that visitors can look forward to tasting the best quality white wines, rosé’s and bubblies from the area all available in one central location.

    Asking Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO, Jenny Prinsloo, why this new event was designed, she replied: “We realised that there is a need for a wine event in Franschhoek that is small and intimate that can showcase the best Franschhoek’s wineries have on offer. It is aimed at attracting visitors with a special interest in wine, sommeliers, media and people in the wine trade by giving them an opportunity to taste these quality wines.”

    Keeping in line with the theme of gourmet and wine, Franschhoek Summer Wines has also teamed up with celebrity chef Liam Tomlin, who will be presenting cooking demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Visitors can attend a top class demo to learn how to master the art of making the perfect risotto, duck confit or pork belly.

    Tickets to this not-to-be-missed event are available online at and cost R180 per person. Cooking demonstrations can also be booked online at an additional cost of R110 per person per demonstration. Online booking is essential as tickets are limited to 350 only, and selling fast. And while you are at it, why not make it a weekend and spend the night in Franschhoek? There are some wonderful accommodation options available. Please contact Franschhoek Wine Valley at 021 876 2861 or if you need assistance in making a booking.

    For more information about Franschhoek Summer Wines, please visit

  2. Win two tickets to Franschhoek Summer Wines!

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    Win two tickets to Franschhoek Summer Wines and join us for a tasting of 30 of Franschhoek’s wineries’ top summer wines! Tickets to this exclusive event are limited to 350, and by entering this competition you stand a chance of winning tickets to this social calendar highlight.

    To enter all you need to do is either:

    Visit our Facebook page at and answer the following question on our wall: “Which celebrity chef in Franschhoek will be doing cooking demonstrations at Franschhoek Summer Wines to be held on the 31st of March 2012?”


    Follow us on twitter at @franschhoek_sa and retweet the following: “Win 2 tickets to Franschhoek Summer Wines. Details on Follow us & retweet to enter #fhksummer”.

    Tell your friends to do the same so they also stand a chance of winning this fantastic prize!


    • Entries close on Tuesday, 20 March 2012 at 12h00.
    • Winners announced Tuesday, 20 March 2012 at 17h00.
    • Entrants should be older than 18 years.
    • Tickets valid for Franschhoek Summer Wines on 31 March 2012 only.
    • Flights and transport not included in prize.
    • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence may be entered into.
    • Prizes are not transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.