Franschhoek Wine Valley

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Franschhoek Winter Wines
Saturday 15 June | Franschhoek Cellar | Tickets via Webtickets
The Winter Sculpture Fair
The popular Winter Sculpture Fair returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park over the weekend of 11 and 12 May.
Franschhoek Wine Tram
This hop-on hop-off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley.
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Franschhoek Village Market
Every Saturday from 10am to 3pm, weather permitting. 29 Huguenot Road in the centre of Franschhoek.
Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve
The reserve offers spectacular views of the Franschhoek Valley, diverse plant life and over 30km of safe, well-maintained hiking trails. Permits available at the FWV Tourism Office.
The factory at Babylonstoren
Visit the juicery, the scented room and the Balsamic Vinegar battery

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Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.





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Franschhoek Biking & Hiking Trail Network

Mountain biking at the Berg River Dam (Day permit) The spectacular mountains surrounding the Berg River dam in Franschhoek, is the mountain biking adventure land to which you gain a full day’s access (starting 08:00 and ending 18:00) when you purchase this permit. You will start at the entrance on…

Franschhoek Food & Wine Route

Breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, South Africa’s Gourmet Capital, fine wines, distinctive artists, and a small village atmosphere. These are the hallmarks of the picturesque Franschhoek Wine Valley, situated in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Taking these unique qualities into account visitors will be further enlightened to all that this…

Franschhoek Rond en Bont

The Franschhoek Rond en Bont route encourages visitors to experience the diversity of this beautiful valley. Our various communities welcome visitors with open arms and they are eager to share their heritage. The route boasts a rich cultural history. It covers a large area of the Franschhoek Wine Valley and includes communities such as Dwarsrivier, Wemmershoek, Bosbou, Groendal, Mooiwater,…

Franschhoek Cap Classique Route

Regarded as one of South Africa’s leading Méthode Cap Classique (MCC) producing areas, the Franschhoek Wine Valley MCC route has been established. The Valley, renowned for producing outstanding Méthode Cap Classiques, has a total of 24 producers. Franschhoek has been challenging other wine-producing areas in South Africa, with great strides…

Franschhoek Artisan Route

Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital, visitors to the Franschhoek Wine Valley are spoilt for choice as they can include in their trip a sampling of the Valley’s finest artisanal and fresh produce. The Franschhoek Artisan Route affords visitors the opportunity to treat their taste buds to some of the…

Art Franschhoek Route

As with fine food and outstanding wines, so too fine art needs to be savoured in order to be appreciated. Regarded as SA’s premier food and wine destination, Franschhoek has added art destination to its résumé. Franschhoek is home to some of the country’s finest art offerings and a growing…



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Winter Heartland Escape at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

Banish the winter blues and make Grande Provence in picturesque Franschhoek your ultimate winelands destination. Their nurturing Heartland accommodation packages are tailor-made for a blissful winter escape at this landmark Heritage Wine Estate. The Heartland packages at both The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale offer wonderful winter value with welcoming…

10 Year Old Wine Awards 2019 winners announced

Congratulations to Haut Espoir and La Bri who were amongst the winners announced at the 2019 10 Year Old Wine Awards, which was hosted by Winemag.co.za. 92 entries from 42 producers were received, and the entries were tasted blind, by a three-person panel, with the scoring done according to the…

A tantalizing space of flavours at the ‘Lekker Room’ at Babylonstoren

In the same 18th-century building, which originally housed the blacksmith, stables and waenhuis (waggon house), Babylonstoren now has the Lekker Room – a tantalizing space of flavours where their own almonds and pecan nuts, grown on the farm, are roasted. From roasted nuts to steaming coffee and everything in between…

The factory at Babylonstoren

When the walk to a factory takes you through grape-laden vineyards and the scent of lavender fills the air, you begin to suspect that this will be no ordinary factory. And it isn’t. Of course it isn’t. For this is Babylonstoren and the factory is a fragrance-filled, beautiful space. This…

Soak up the last rays of Summer in Franschhoek

Despite the recent fires that broke out in the Franschhoek Wine Valley mountains we’re pleased to announce that it’s business as usual and the region is still looking as beautiful as ever. During this time, it was remarkable to observe how the Franschhoek Community came together in an hour of…

Worldwine Women explore the Franschhoek Wine Valley

Earlier in February the Franschhoek Wine Valley had the pleasure of hosting four dynamic women aptly referred to as the Worldwine Women. This group of friends and students – Alice, Louise, Alexandra and Atalante – have made it their duty to explore vineyards across the globe, with the goal of…

Franschhoek returns to the Winter Sculpture Fair – 11 & 12 May 2019

The popular Winter Sculpture Fair, a unique sculpture exhibition in one of Gauteng’s most beautiful landscapes, returns to the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park over the weekend of 11 and 12 May. Organisers of the event, Artlogic, have once again teamed up with the Franschhoek Wine Valley to bring to the…

Solo travelling in Franschhoek – an article by Lorinda’s World

Already a global phenomenon, solo travelling, and in particular female solo travelling, is becoming a growing trend in South Africa. The beautiful Franschhoek Wine Valley is the perfect destination for solo travellers. By travelling solo, travellers are guaranteed to uncover a myriad of gems, ranging from world-class wines, five-star cuisine…

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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 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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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
Franschhoek
7690

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

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861
info@franschhoek.org.za