Franschhoek Wine Valley

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 benefits from the surrounding mountain ranges (Hottentots Holland and Simonsberg) which form a wind-generating funnel that cools the vineyards, and results in even ripening and a pronounced elegance in the wines. We produce wines from Chardonnay, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Since 2020, we have a new restaurant on the farm, completing our 2 self-catering cottages and our Deluxe Suite. We also host function wedding. We can’t wait to host you on the farm!

Tasting Room Opening Times: 08h00 – 17h00 Mon to Fri / 10h00 – 17h00 Sat

Restaurant Opening Times (summer season only): 11h00 – 17h00 Mon to Sat

Wines on offer:
– Chardonnay: multi-awarded wooded Chardonnay (94 Tim Atkin MW and 93 Platter’s, gold medals worldwide
– Syrah: modern style, 91 Wine Spectator
– Cabernet Sauvignon: modern style, 4 stars Platter’s
– Innocence: 2017 is the first vintage. Reb blend (Cab/Syrah), 93, 4 starts Platter’s
– Rosé: made from Syrah
– MCC: Few bottles left ! Multi-awarded, 5 stars Platter’s

Tasting: R30 for 3 wines / Cellar Tour: R60

See Operating hours during Level 1 lockdown:

Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00
Closed on Sunday’s

Monday to Saturday 11:00 – 17:00
Closed on Sunday’s


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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