Franschhoek Wine Valley

The 2012 Veuve Cliquot Polo Masters upped the glamour stakes once again

Cape Town and Johannesburg’s social set were out in full force this weekend at the second annual Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo at Val de Vie Estate in Cape Town.

Following the success of last year’s event, which was the champagne brand’s first foray into African polo, the 2012 Veuve Clicquot Masters once again proved to be one of the top events on the South African social calendar.

Veuve Clicqout, one of the champagne region’s most revered Maisons, sponsors some of the world’s most prestigious polo events and has a long history with the ‘sport of kings’.  With over 700 celebrities, socialites and polo lovers in attendance, including Jeannie D, Jo-Ann Strauss, Roxy Louw, Ryan Botha, Natalie Becker and Elana Africa, the Veuve Clicquot Masters event has set a new polo benchmark in South Africa.

Elizabeth Arden treated female guests to an exclusive Pamper Lounge, where girls could enjoy mini makeovers, Eight Hour hand massages and experience the latest Elizabeth Arden products. The event’s official fashion partners, Viyella (menswear) and Jenni Button (womenswear) presented a dramatic fashion show on the polo field, with models showcasing their latest collections. Other brand partners for the event included Be Premiere Hair, who offered a Mobile Hair Bar for ladies and Aston Martin – the official automobile partner once again this year.  Guests were also entertained by SA band GoodLuck and a game of traditional French Pètanque.

A perfect day of polo and fun in the Winelands was ended with the official after party, hosted by Equus Lounge, giving guests the opportunity to continue their celebrations into the night.

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.


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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



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