Franschhoek Wine Valley


As you make your way into Franschhoek you will notice that most of the farms still bear their original French names, some complete with a spectacular Cape Dutch homestead, towering oaks and rolling vineyards. You will find an array of cellars, ranging from quaint boutique wineries that cater for those in search of something unique, to the large cellars that offer visitors organised tours and tastings.

The fertile Franschhoek Wine Valley is home to some of South Africa’s noble cultivars and classic styles. These range from superb whites such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, to the full-bodied reds of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The area also produces some of the country’s extraordinary Méthode Cap Classiques, which can all be enjoyed during a trip along the Franschhoek MCC Route.

The wines made by the Vignerons de Franschhoek can be tasted, paired with wonderful food available from Franschhoek’s restaurants, many of which are found on the wine estates. Have a look at the Franschhoek Food and Wine Route for more options.


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Allèe Bleue Estate

ALLÉE BLEUE produces top-class wines which are among the best in the world on fertile land in an area with a favourable climate. Pinotage, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are all cultivated on the traditional estate. The red wines will seduce you with aromas of juicy dark…

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Anthonij Rupert Wyne

Anthonij Rupert Wyne was founded on the farm, L’Ormarins in Franschhoek. Originally owned by the late Anthonij Rupert, the farm was taken over by his brother Johann Rupert in 2003 and the company renamed after him. Johann Rupert constructed a state-of-the-art winemaking facility, catapulting the farm into a prestigious wine…

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Our wines are produced in a state-of-the-art winery and are made to showcase the soils and climate where its grapes are grown. We have 94 hectares (232 acres) under vine and produce 13 different grape varieties with our highest vines – pinot noir and chardonnay – lying against Simonsberg at…

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The Bellingham story starts in 1693 when Hollander Gerrit Janz van Vuuren and his French Huguenot wife planted the first 1 000 vines on the estate, then known as Bellinchamp (‘pretty fields’). It then passed from family to family until 1943, when Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk purchased the somewhat derelict…


Black Elephant Vintners

We believe in truth, in seeing opportunities where others see challenges. To thrive where others fail. To push the boundaries of conformity in an industry that has long forgotten to have fun. We believe in reverence. In the skills and patience of the craft, while reinventing the art of winemaking.…

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Boekenhoutskloof Winery

Boekenhoutskloof is the magical little wine farm where we raise the bar (and some of our more conventional neighbour’s eyebrows) when it comes to creating some of the country’s finest wines. It is also where we produce four much-loved brands: Boekenhoutskloof, The Chocolate Block, Porcupine Ridge and The Wolftrap. *Tastings…

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Boschendal Wines

CELLAR DOOR WINE TASTING OUR CELLAR DOOR WINE TASTING CENTRE IS OPEN ON WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS. Join us under the oak trees to taste a wide variety of Boschendal’s finest wines. We also have delicious platters, featuring the best of our farm produce, to enjoy alongside your tasting. There’s…

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Chamonix Wines

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm produces a range of premium wines that capture the essence and splendour of the estate. Chamonix also produces export fruit, and a superior German-style schnapps. Taste and purchase any Chamonix product daily from 9:30 am until 16:30 pm in the old Blacksmith’s Cottage, a quaint cottage…

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Colmant Cap Classique & Champagne

Our family winery is entirely dedicated to the bubbly-lover. Our maiden vintage of Cap Classique will be released in September 2008 and we also have a nice selection of imported Champagne. Free delivery countrywide. By appointment only!

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Dieu Donne Vineyards

Dieu Donne is a boutique winery, overlooking the Franschhoek valley with some of the most fabulous vistas of the Winelands. We invite you to come and enjoy our wines while watching the magnificent scenery. See Operating hours during Level 2 lockdown: Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 16:30 We offer Cheese…

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Eikehof is 58 Hectare Farm in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. The farm has been in the ownership of the Malherbe family since 1903 and they also made wine on the farm until 1948. In 1992 Francois Malherbe “the fourth generation of Malherbe on the farm” revived the winemaking tradition of…

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Franschhoek Cellar

Franschhoek Cellar, a beautiful asset to the Franschhoek wine route, combines the charms of leisurely country life with the elegance of a world-class venue. Enjoy wine tastings paired with Belgian chocolate or handmade cheese. Dine on alfresco style lunches in our fabulous garden, or sip on an artisanal beer in…

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Franschhoek Pass Winery

Franschhoek Pass Winery is a family-owned boutique vineyard situated on the cool slopes of the Franschhoek Pass. Of the 28 hectares, six are planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir vines. Two hectares are terraced and planted with Frantoio and Mission olives.  

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Developed from scratch since 1984, GlenWood has established itself as a sought-after wine producer in local and international markets. We have 25 ha under vine from which we produce some 90,000 bottles annually, adhering strictly to sustainable farming guidelines, applying best labour practices and protecting our indigenous fynbos. The farm…

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Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate is the home of the award-winning Grande Provence wines and the Angels Tears lifestyle collection. The distinctive Grande Provence vintages reflect the passion and enthusiasm of our wine-making team. TASTING TOURS AND WINE BLENDING WINE TASTINGS Enjoy the experience of tasting the rich offering of…

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Haute Cabrière Wine Farm

Situated in the breath-taking Franschhoek Wine Valley, Haute Cabrière is something extraordinary. A rich history, a whimsical setting, a seductive approach to wine and a magnetic Cellar Master, Takuan von Arnim, ensure that it is a decadent affair for any visitor. The core belief that wine is grown not made…

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Holden Manz Wine Estate

The holden manz wine estate is located at the top of the franschhoek valley dominated by the spectacular mountains which stand guard over the beauty below. situated between the franschhoek and stony brook rivers, this 22 hectare wine estate benefits from wonderfully fertile and dark loam soils and a state…

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inVINcible wine shoppe & wine bar

Situated in Franschhoek’s Centre du Village, this wine shoppe/bar is anything but conventional. Inspired by inVINcible Wijnrestaurant, Antwerp and designed to be the collective home of our favourite wines | meals | drinks & cool things. The beauty of imperfection. Stop by, grab a bite and enjoy our selection of…

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La Bourgogne

La Bourgogne is a subdivision of the farm Bourgogne which was among the first Huguenot farms proclaimed in 1694. The farm was first granted to Pierre de Villiers, by Simon van der Stel. However 1800 saw the first involvement of the Le Roux family, a relationship that endures to this…

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La Bri

Since its establishment in the late 17th century, when land in the Franschhoek valley was first allocated to Huguenots, La Bri has been a source of fine wines. An original homestead and outbuildings, surrounded by approximately fifteen hectares under vines, besides a river, at the foot of the Franschhoek mountains,…

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La Chataigne Wines

La Chataigne produces a boutique selection of white, red and rosé wines. We began bottling our own wine in 2003, however, the farm has always grown grapes and has vineyards dating as far back as 1942. We ourselves bottle only a fraction of our grapes, making a total of about…

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La Motte

Situated in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape Winelands, La Motte is home to some of South Africa’s finest wines, recognized internationally for their exceptional quality. Wine-tastings at La Motte have been a long-standing tradition, offering visitors a memorable experience in a relaxed atmosphere, with friendly, knowledgeable personnel…

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Le Lude MCC

Le Lude is a family winery situated on the edge of Franschhoek town, South Africa specialising in bottle fermented sparkling wines – Cap Classique. The French Huguenots planted vines and made wine in The Franschhoek Valley as far back as 1693. We uphold the strictest traditions and standards. At Le…

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Le Manoir de Brendel

Shed city stress at our charming wine farm, deep in a valley rich in vines and ringed by mountains. Yet only 5km from the Cape’s Culinary capital. At Le Manoir de Brendel the welcome is warm, the tranquility tangible and the ambiance geared to your comfort.  

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Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards

Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards is known for producing quality wines for any occasion. At its modern premises, a sociable Tasting Room serves as an introduction to the brilliantly versatile range. Hands-on cooking classes and demonstration meals are featured at a professional culinary studio linked to a culinary store and adjacent…

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Lynx Wines

“Indulge your senses at Lynx Estate whilst enjoying our truly unique wines. Lynx Estate comprises out of a boutique winery and recently also welcomed a Guesthouse onto the estate. Our wines are produced using traditional methods such as open concrete fermenters and manually operated basket presses. These elements of our…

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Maison Estate

Maison Estate – Home in the Heart of the Franschhoek Valley Maison Estate has a newly planted vineyard which produced its first crop in 2008, mainly Chenin Blanc and Shiraz, also small amounts of Chardonnay and Viognier. We also produce olive oil in very small quantities from the estate. Old…


Mont Rochelle Hotel & Vineyard

In Mont Rochelle’s vineyard we cultivate grapes of the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties amongst a few others. The vineyards are situated between 250m and 400m above sea level exposing the grapes to a range of micro climates. Mediterranean-like conditions found in the Western Cape means…

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Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines is a highly focused family winery with bases in Franschhoek and the Swartland. They produce a select range of handcrafted wines using natural farming and winemaking techniques. They were awarded Platters’ Winery of the Year in 2014, 2016 and 2019. The Wine Studio, situated on…

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My Wyn

My Wyn is best described in the context of wine production as “small is beautiful.” From the smallest cellar, overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, Jacoline Haasbroek produces 2000 bottles p.a., enjoyed by a following from across the globe. My Wyn’s main focus is on Shiraz and Viognier, but not being trained…

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Noble Hill Wine Estate

Noble Hill is estate wine grown on the slopes of the Simonsberg mountains in South Africa. We make wine with pride in provenance, and humility in craftsmanship. Our wines are fruitful yet structured, elegant, and above all authentic to their origin. Noble Hill is located on the the granitic northern…

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Old Road Wine Co.

There is something about an old vine. Something mysterious, intangible but unmistakably distinctive. Its history interwoven with the soil in which it is rooted, branching out to the farm, the town, and the surrounding wine region. In the Franschhoek Valley, these magnificent old vines have helped to forge a reputation…

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Paserene Wines

Paserene is a small family operated winery owned by Martin Smith and Ndabe Mareda with the sole purpose of producing highest-end luxury wines. Great care was given to ensure that the wines produced, and artwork on the labels, are truly authentic to ensure its “sense of place and people” and…

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Plaisir de Merle

A Libertas Vineyards and Estates showpiece, this 974 hectare estate in Simondium, Paarl, has earned international acclaim for its white and red wines. Winemaker Niel Bester attributes the benefit of working with Paul Pontallier of Chateau Margeaux fame, in producing classically styled but accessible wines. This would summarise the efforts…

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Rickety Bridge Winery

When visiting Rickety Bridge today, one still crosses a bridge over the Franschhoek River to enter this picturesque sanctuary, which offers much more than the conventional wine estate. Today this Franschhoek wine estate is home to a modern boutique-style winery producing award-winning wines, a ‘tasting centre in the vines’ where…

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Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons

At the foot of the spectacular Simonsberg mountain in the Franschhoek Valley lies the historic French Huguenot farm Fredericksburg established in 1690 and now home to Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons. A prestigious partnership in wine production formed in 1997 between the Rupert family from South Africa and Baron Benjamin de…

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Stony Brook

Stony Brook is a family-run boutique cellar in Franschhoek’s Bo-Hoek region. They focus almost exclusively on ‘old-world’ style premium wines that reflect a strong sense of place and passion. A must for all wine-lovers. Opening hours under Level 3 Monday to Friday 10h00 till 16h30 Saturdays 10h00 till 12h30 Closed…

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The Franschhoek Beer Co.

Since the first French Huguenot settlers planted their vines in the fertile Franschhoek Valley more than 300 years ago, the region has become world renowned for food & wine of the highest standard. It is a region that punches well above its weight on a global scale, uncompromising when it…


Topiary Wine Estate

Topiary Wines is a boutique winery situated on the R301, just outside Franschhoek. In August 2014, acclaimed Burgundy and Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay producer Philippe Colin became enchanted with the 64¬-hectare farm, and purchased the estate. The landscape surrounding the cellar is dominated by the dramatic Klein Drakenstein mountains. The estate greatly…

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Val de Vie Wines

Val de Vie Estate is synonymous with the bountiful offering that is brought forth by the picturesque Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. This magnificent region – or The Valley of Life as we call it – is our inspiration for producing wines of the highest quality whilst paying homage to the sport of…

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Veraison Vineyard

Véraison Vineyards is a small holding producing a limited quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon and a Bordeaux style blend. Our aim is to produce exceptional wines at reasonable prices. We are proud to support the local community and feature South African artists on our labels. Our wines spend 12-18 months in…



Boutinot has been making wines in South Africa since the early 1990’s when we first scoured the land for interesting and often unloved grape varieties. At this time, we also introduced trailblazing practices such as wild yeast ferments and non-interventionist viticulture with our partner growers. This initial passion, love of…


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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.


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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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