Franschhoek Wine Valley

Taste the valley’s exceptional wines at Franschhoek Summer Wines

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

Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861