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  1. Klink Awards 2014

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    Klink Vote NowCalling all Franschhoek Wine Valley fans! The Klink Awards are once again inviting foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors to show their love and appreciation for South Africa’s Winelands by voting for their favourite nominees in the annual consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism awards.

    Last year Franschhoek, regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine producing regions and gourmet capital, walked away with the title of The ‘Happy Times’ Award for Most Memorable Wine Route, second year in a row. This is thanks to the support of the loyal Franschhoek enthusiasts.

    This year the Valley has once again been nominated for the same award, as well as the Crowd Pleaser award for the annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival. This year the event celebrated its 21st anniversary, and over the years has become a social calendar highlight attracting visitors to the area from across South Africa.

    Voting for the Klink Awards opens on 3 September and will continue until 31 October. Cast your vote at www.winetourismsouthafrica.co.za/klinkawards.

  2. 2013 Klink Awards competition – Congratulations to our winners!

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    We are happy to announce that:

    Debbie Lees

    has won a selection of Franschhoek Wines, and

    Collette van Aswegen

    has won four tickets to the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival

    as the two winners in our 2013 Klink Awards competition!

    We’d like to thank everyone for their votes and for supporting the 2013 Klink Awards!

     

  3. Vote for us in the 2013 Klink Awards and win great prizes!

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    Do you love Franschhoek?
    If YOU DO, please vote for us
    In the 2013 Klink Awards!

     We have been nominated in the “Happy Times” Award
    for Most Memorable Wine Route,

     as well as the “Crowd Pleaser” Award
    for the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival
    ‘The ‘Magic of Bubbles’, Presented by Mastercard

     To stand a chance of winning

    Four tickets to the Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne festival

    Or

    to win a selection of Franschhoek wines

    simply enter our competition by
    voting for us in the two categories below:

    MOST MEMORABLE WINE ROUTE: FRANSCHHOEK WINE ROUTE

    BEST WINE ROUTE EVENT: FRANSCHHOEK CAP CLASSIQUE & CHAMPAGNE FESTIVAL

     BUT remember, to stand a chance of winning, please comment (in the section provided on each voting page) by telling us that you have voted and why!

    Example below:

    Entries close on 31 October 2013

     Thank you for your valued support!

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    Entries close on Thursday, 31 October 2013 at 17h00.
    Winners announced Friday, 1 November 2013 at 12h00.
    To enter the draw, voters must comment in the section provided as per example.
    Entrants should be older than 18 years.
    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.

  4. 2013 Klink Awards

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    Calling all Franschhoek Wine Valley supporters! The Klink Awards are once again inviting foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors to show their love and appreciation for South Africa’s Winelands by voting for their favourite nominees in the annual consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism awards.

    Last year Franschhoek, regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine producing regions and gourmet capital, walked away with the title of The ‘Happy Times’ Award for Most Memorable Wine Route, all thanks to the support of the loyal Franschhoek fans.

    This year the Valley has once again been nominated for the same award, as well as the Crowd Pleaser award for the annual Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The ‘Magic of Bubbles’, Presented by Mastercard. The event which has become a social calendar highlight attracts visitors to the area from across South Africa.

    Voting for the Klink Awards opens on 2 September and will continue until 31 October 2013. Cast your vote at www.winetourismsouthafrica.co.za/klinkawards.

    As a token of thanks each time you encourage your friends to vote for the Franschhoek Wine Valley in these categories you will be entered into a draw to win either a selection of superb Franschhoek wines or tickets to this year’s Cap Classique and Champagne Festival. More details about the competition will be available soon.

  5. Consumers rate Franschhoek as the ‘Most Memorable Wine Route’ at #KLINK Awards

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    The Franschhoek Wine Valley, regarded as one of South Africa’s leading wine producing regions and gourmet capital, walked away with the title of The ‘Happy Times’ Award for Most Memorable Wine Route, at this year’s inaugural #KLINK Awards, which took place on 1 November 2012.

    The competition was the brainchild of Wine Tourism South Africa publisher, Monika Elias, whereby she (via the publication) invited foodies, wine lovers, outdoor adventurers and wine farm visitors to show their love and appreciation for South Africa’s Winelands by voting for their favourite nominees in South Africa’s first ever, consumer-driven, interactive wine tourism awards.

    Earlier this year Franschhoek was awarded the title of Best Local Tourism Authority Information Service (LTA) of the Year, at the annual Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards.

    This latest award reaffirms Franschhoek’s position as one of the country’s popular (and most memorable) regions to visit. Visitors to the area are spoilt for choice with experiences ranging from lifestyle festivals, award-winning wine farms, gourmet dining as well as world-class shops and boutiques for an intimate and relaxed shopping experience. For those wanting to make the most of their visit accommodation in Franschhoek ranges from the finest bed and breakfasts to luxurious boutique hotels, all nestling in a picturesque and secure environment.

    Other Franschhoek Wine Valley members sharing the spotlight at the awards ceremony were:

    • Beyond Expectations: Award for Great Food and Excellent Value – Haute Cabriere
    • Gourmet: Award for Best Gourmet Restaurant at the Cellar Door – Pierneef à La Motte
    • Wild Card: Award for Most Unusual Attraction on a Wine Route – Museum Van de Caab at Solms-Delta

    ‘Receiving the endorsement by consumers as the Most Memorable Wine Route is such an honour and I’d like to thank everyone who voted for us as well as their continued support,’ says Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO Jenny Prinsloo.

    ENDS

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

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    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 members have been nominated in a variety of different categories. Please support the valley by voting for us and our members below:

    BEYOND EXPECTATIONS: Award for Great Food and Excellent Value

    Situated between our Klink awards for bistro-style country cuisine and fine dining, this award is for a Winelands restaurant in the mid-price category that serves seriously good food at very fair prices,

    attracting foodies by raising the bar and presenting local garden and winelands produce with passion and contemporary culinary style.

    Vote for the following Franschhoek establishments:

    Bread and Wine at Môreson
    Haute Cabrière
    Babel at Babylonstoren

    WILD CARD: Award for Most Unusual Attraction on a Wine Route

    Celebrating the most unusual and memorable attraction on a wine farm, this award is for a destination that offers a unique selling point attracting wine tourists to the cellar- door – from wine and river cruises to vintage motorcar and heritage museums.

    Vote for the following Franschhoek establishments:

    Pierneef Art Collection at La Motte
    Franschhoek Motor Museum at Anthonij Rupert
    MUSEUM VAN DE CAAB at Solms-Delta

    COUNTRY COMFORT: Award for Boutique Accommodation on a Wine Estate

    The winner of this category offers boutique accommodation on a wine farm that promises something extraordinary in a vineyard setting, whether that be in a Cape Dutch manor house or a luxury guesthouse. The winning venue will capture the romance of a wine farm getaway and offer world-class accommodation.

    Vote for the following Franschhoek establishments:

    Vrede en Lust Manor House
    Plaisir de Merle
    Basse Provence Country House Rickety Bridge

    GOURMET: Award for Best Gourmet Restaurant at the Cellar Door

    This award goes to the best of the best cellar-door restaurants in the Cape Winelands – those gastronomic destinations with signature chefs who create cuisine on the cutting edge to attract domestic and foreign wine tourists. We were looking for restaurants which pay great attention to detail in terms of an overall cellar-door experience, have a great location, first-class service, a focus on artisanal and local Winelands produce, seasonal menus, tasting menus which expertly pair food and wine, a sommelier service and a wine list which showcases older vintages, own wines and/or regional wines at the cellar door.

    Vote for the following Franschhoek establishment:

    Pierneef à La Motte

    TREAD GENTLY: Award for Most Green Wine Farm

    The wine farm that sets the standard for green, planet-friendly farming practices in terms of sustainable viticulture and wine production, biodiversity and conservation initiatives, as well as organic or biodynamic viticulture is celebrated with this award.

    Vote for the following Franschhoek establishment:

    Backsberg

    FAMILY DAY OUT: Award for Best Child-Friendly Venue on a Wine Farm

    This award goes to a wine farm where you can take the whole family and the kids are taken care of in a safe environment. There must be something for everyone here. The adults can relax and enjoy their wine experience – while a kids’ menu, special kids’ activities or a kids’ playground for all ages keeps everyone happy on a day out in the Winelands.

    Vote for the following Franschhoek establishment:

    Allée Bleue

    CROWD PLEASER: Award for Best Wine Route Event

    This award goes to the most popular wine route event on the annual Winelands calendar – an event that draws repeat visitors year after year, helps to build a regional wine brand and market a specific wine route destination.

    Vote for the: Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, Franschhoek

    HAPPY TIMES: Award for Most Memorable Wine Route.

    This award goes to the most popular wine route selected by wine tourists who cherish memories of their experience of a particular wine region because of its ambience, accessibility, scenic beauty, soul, sense of community, family tradition and heritage, warmth, friendliness, culinary offerings, etc. These criteria all go into the memory mix.

    Vote for us please! Franschhoek Wine Valley

    DELICIOUS DELI: Award for Best Deli on a Wine Farm

    These days, cellar-door delis sell all manner of goodies: estate olives and olive oils, artisanal breads, cheeses and charcuterie, boutique chocolates and nougat, organic vegetables, farm honey, jams, pickles and picnic baskets. This award recognises the top cellar-door deli, one that tempts wine tourists with an authentic range of traditional and contemporary Winelands produce grown on the farm or sourced locally from artisanal producers.

    Vote for the following Franschhoek establishment:

    Cotage Fromage at Vrede en Lust

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!