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  1. Franschhoek Winter Wines

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    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 Espoir, Rickety Bridge, Solms-Delta, Lynx, Akkerdal, Holden Manz, My Wyn, Mont Rochelle, Moreson, Noble Hill, Anthonij Rupert Wines, Leopard’s Leap Vineyards, Bellingham, Franschhoek Cellar, La Chataigne, La Vigne, La Bri, La Motte, Chamonix, Boekenhoutskloof, Graham Beck and Vrede en Lust. Wine lovers will have the opportunity to browse at their leisure or engage with the winemakers, affording visitors their undivided attention.

    Relax and unwind in a warm and cosy environment, taking in the beauty of your surroundings as live entertainment throughout the day assures you of a memorable experience. Car enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice as the Franschhoek Motor Museum offers visitors a unique opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history.  This includes an extraordinary and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins.

    The festival will be open from 12pm until 5pm, and tickets cost R180 per person, which includes a tasting of all the wines on show.Tickets can be purchased online directly from, and booking is essential as tickets are limited to 350 people only.

    Those wishing to spend the night will be spoilt for choice with accommodation ranging from the finest bed and breakfasts to luxurious boutique hotels, all nestling in a picturesque and safe environment.

    For more information or bookings contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley office on 021 876 2861 or Join ourFacebook page or follow us on Twitter at #fhkwinter.

  2. 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