Franschhoek Wine Valley

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 Rothschild from France. Rupert & Rothschild produce three distinct wines; a single varietal Chardonnay; Rupert & Rothschild Baroness Nadine; a flagship Bordeaux blend; Rupert & Rothschild Baron Edmond and a classic red blend; Rupert & Rothschild Classique, one of South Africa’s most sought after red blends.

See Operating hours during Level 2 lockdown:

Monday – Thursday from 09h00 – 17h00 (Wine Sales)
Monday – Friday 10h00 – 16h30 and Saturday – Sunday from 10h00 – 16h00 (Wine Tastings)

Our restaurant will reopen from Thursday 3 September, and will be open each week for lunch from Thursday – Sunday


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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.


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