Franschhoek Wine Valley

L’Huguenot Venue & Vinoteque

Harmonious Expressions of Home

The L’ Huguenot Venue and Vinoteque at Val de Vie Estate welcomes visitors to a place where old-world and new- world trends ate in perfect harmony – a place we call home, for many fascinating reasons.

The history of the land on which Val de Vie is situated dates back to the 1600s, when this magnificent piece of the Cape Winelands was granted to Huguenot descendant Abraham Andries Le Roux. After centuries of pioneering and constant development, the wine cellar and 25 hectares of vineyards on Val de Vie Estate were acquired by the Chinese distribution company, Perfect China, in 2013, and the property is now proud home of L’Huguenot Vineyards.

Today, guests and residents can choose from a variety of outstanding function venues to suit their exact requirements in terms of style and size- all offering splendid views of surrounding historic vineyard. Each facility, including The Vineyard Garden Venue, The Tasting Room and The Vinotique, affords guests a charm of its own and can he hired separately, to suit requirements to the finest detail.

In the 100-ton wine cellar the selective Val de Vie & Polo Club wines are produced. These wines, together with a range of other highly- rated brands, are available exclusively to all Pearl Valley and Val de Vie residents and are obtained from the Vinoteque Wine- list in the Tasting Room.

Group wine- tastings (10 guests or more) are presented by appointment only, Mondays to Fridays from 10:00 until 16:00, Tasting fee applicable. Closed on Christian religious holidays.

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 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 – Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 17h00
Sunday’s: 09h00 – 16h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861