Franschhoek Wine Valley

  • P.O. Box 178
  • Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • 7690
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • +27218762861
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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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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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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.

Read more here http://ow.ly/p9cW30oGq8I

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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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Meet Ruth Paulse from Die Teesakkie in Franschhoek

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 28 February 2019 11:05 AM CAT
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Enjoy a morning or afternoon tea in Ruth Paulse's beautiful garden set amongst fruit trees and a vegetable garden. Ruth is famous for her delectable carrot cake and her produce is likely to come fresh from her own garden.

To book a guided tour to Die Teesakkie please contact Franschhoek Adventures on 072 999 8581 or email hello@franschhoekadventurecentre.co.za.

For more details visit www.franschhoek.org.za












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Mandela Day

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 18 July 2018 3:10 PM CAT
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As part of our Nelson Mandela Day activities, Franschhoek Wine Valley visited 3 creches in Groendal with cupcakes, juice & fruit. This being a small token of our appreciation to the teachers and to spread a bit more of the Madiba Magic.

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Franschhoek Wine Valley is extremely proud to announce that Bradley Ewerts, a Cellar Assistant at Haut Espoir, has been selected to participate in the Burgundy Exchange Programme. 

This programme is an initiative of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture aimed at wine and cellar participants. The competition gives previously disadvantaged individuals the opportunity to acquire experience in viticulture and oenology, wine processing techniques and wine chemistry. 

Our best wishes accompany him on his new adventure. 

Well done Bradley!

 

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