Franschhoek Wine Valley

  • P.O. Box 178
  • Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • 7690
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • +27218762861
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Update on the status of the Franschhoek Pass

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 19 July 2019 10:50 AM CAT
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Unfortunately, due to recent heavy rains, which has resulted in unforeseen rockfalls, the Franschhoek Pass remains closed until further notice. Please note that Franschhoek is still accessible via the Helshoogte Pass from Stellenbosch, the R301 from Paarl and the R45 from Simondium as per normal. This route closure only affects visitors travelling from Hermanus or Elgin and Villiersdorp, with the pass closed on both the R45 and the R321 T-junction at Theewaterskloof dam. We advise that visitors from these areas use the N1 via Paarl or the N2 via Somerset West to reach Franschhoek.

We have been directly in touch with the Premier’s Office last week with the request that urgent attention is required to assist with a solution. The Premier, Mr Alan Winde responded that they are working on it and will endeavor to have it open as soon as possible.

We will keep you posted.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to our valley during the Winter months and showcase our range of world-class offerings. For more info contact our offices on 021 876 2861.

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Platinum for Le Lude at Decanter

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 19 July 2019 10:45 AM CAT
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After two weeks of judging the results are in for the 16th annual Decanter World Wine Awards, which saw France scoop 13 of the 50 Best In Show medals. South Africa earned six Platinum medals, which included the 2012 Vintage Le Lude Cuvée – the first South African MCC to receive this prestigious accolade.

This award-winning MCC comprises 83% Chardonnay and 17% Pinot Noir grapes, and is whole-bunch pressed with only the cuvee used in the Vintage blend. It’s matured on the lees for 56 months, of which only 2,361 bottles were released.

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Experience Franschhoek this season!

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 19 July 2019 10:45 AM CAT
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Winter brings out the best that Franschhoek has to offer – cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines, soul comforting food, memorable experiences, breath-taking scenery and so much more. Traditionally a quieter time in Franschhoek there are also a number of establishments in and around the Valley who are offering Winter inspired packages too good to refuse. Catering to most experiences what better excuse to breakaway for the weekend to a luxury guesthouse or boutique hotel. Snuggle up to their cozy fireplaces while enjoying a good book and sipping on local wines.

We recently invited a number of influencers to the valley for a 24-hour winter experience in Franschhoek. Based on their experiences which you can read all about below, Winter is a truly magical season in Franschhoek and one of the best times to explore the area.

 

Thea Beckman (Southern Vines)

https://www.southernvines.co.za/2019/05/24/why-we-love-franschhoek-in-winter/

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This year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival is just around the corner, and the perfect excuse to dress up in Your finest French attire as you join in the festivities of celebrating Franschhoek’s French heritage. The historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument is the place to be for this two-day event, which takes place over the weekend of 13 and 14 July.

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Franschhoek Winter Wines | 15 June 2019

Posted by Leandre Davids on 03 June 2019 10:10 AM CAT
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Franschhoek Winter Wines | 15 June 2019

Winter is here, and the best part is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter. Brave the weather and head to the Franschhoek Cellar for this year’s edition of Franschhoek Winter Wines. Inspired by the season this Winter warmer festival will take place on Saturday, 15 June (11am to 4pm).

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Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter

Posted by Leandre Davids on 31 May 2019 11:35 AM CAT
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The changing of the seasons brings with it a myriad of comforts, but the best news is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter and guaranteed to keep the cold at bay. Franschhoek is the picture of absolute perfection during this time and the scenery that awaits your visit is guaranteed to take your breath away.  

View from Mont Rochelle

 

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Winter Wellness in Franschhoek

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 09 May 2019 11:15 AM CAT
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On a daily basis we work towards maximizing our level of health and wellness to live long, full, and healthy lives. The pursuit of health, personal growth, and improved quality of life relies on living a balanced life as well as promoting a holistic approach to health (mind, body and spirit) and not just encourage physical activity. The Franschhoek Wine Valley is home to a range of invigorating wellness offerings, with treatments catering to all needs. These include spa treatments, wellness retreats, herb gardens, outdoor activities and so much more. With Winter knocking on our doorsteps what better time to give your body (and mind) a healthy boost it needs to get through the colder month.

Read more here http://ow.ly/bm4R30oGqbi

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Holden Manz Estate’s Cabernet Franc 2017 and My Wyn’s Les Grandes Horizontales 2015 have each  secured a spot as one of the Top 6 Wines at this year’s Cabernet Franc Challenge. Now in its 4th year the competition highlights quality wines produced by some of South Africa’s most passionate winemakers. Regular star performer, Holden Manz, was the venue for the awards ceremony which took place on 16 April.

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