Franschhoek Wine Valley

  • P.O. Box 178
  • Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • 7690
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • +27218762861
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CODA Africa live at Montpellier

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 24 October 2017 1:10 PM CAT
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Please join us for a very special evening in support of the Franschhoek Theatre (cinema) on Sunday, 19 November from 17h00.

Jacqueline and Dunbar Crewe Brown have generously offered to open their exquisite gardens at Montpellier, behind Bridge House School at Upper Waterfall, for the evening. Designed by the late Ann Sutton, this magnificent mountainside garden is unique in the Franschhoek Valley.

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How to spend 24 Hours in Franschhoek

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 23 October 2017 4:45 PM CAT
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24 hours in Franschhoek will never be enough, except to affirm that this gorgeous Cape Winelands town, so steeped in history and tradition, has a myriad of activities, attractions, restaurants, wine estates and offerings that deserve much more time. On my recent visit I followed a perfectly designed itinerary that took my interest in sustainable tourism, art, food, people and animals into account. It was set at an ideal relaxed pace with one experience more heartfelt than the next, and I encourage you to try the same route on your next visit.

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Art Franschhoek

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 17 October 2017 11:45 AM CAT
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As with good food and premium wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. In 2016 the Franschhoek Wine Valley launched Art Franschhoek, whereby visitors to the valley are able appreciate the fine art collection exhibits on show during the months of October and November. This year Art Franschhoek will once again ‘open its doors’ to the public from 27 October to 27 November.

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New Grande Provence Chef takes food evolution to the next level
Grande Provence has appointed Guy Bennett as new Executive Chef to lead the kitchen brigade at The Restaurant of this historic Franschhoek Heritage Wine Estate. A seasoned chef, Guy has worked his way up the ranks alongside some of Cape Town’s most celebrated culinary masters the likes of Michael Deg, Bertus Basson, Reuben Riffel and top pastry chef, André Steyn. Guy takes over from Darren Badenhorst, who is opening his own restaurant, Le Coin Français, in Franschhoek. 

Working with these leading chefs from tiny boutique kitchens to busy international hotels has equipped Guy to understand the diverse needs of his guests. He allows the changing seasons to guide his cooking and constantly seeks new ways of improving what he produces. 

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A quartet of culinary creations

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 12 October 2017 4:40 PM CAT
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It’s time to pack away the Winter blues and celebrate the splendor of Spring. A time for celebrations, superb wines and world-class cuisine – treating your taste buds to the culinary creations of the Four Coursemen.

Borne out of their passion for creating world-class food the Four Coursemen Series is a collaboration between acclaimed chefs, Michelle Theron (Pierneef à la Motte), Eric Bulpitt (Faber), Chris Erasmus (Foliage) and Arno Janse van Rensburg (The Kitchen at Maison Estate). Teamwork of this magnitude is guaranteed to take dining to the next level.

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Franschhoek Uncorked Festival 2017

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 14 September 2017 11:40 AM CAT
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The Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 16 and 17 September, is the perfect excuse to bid Winter farewell and embrace the splendor of Spring, as your taste buds are treated to a plethora of superb wines from one of SA’s premier wine destinations.

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The festival organisers practice responsible drinking and driving. Please see below all shuttle service companies in Franschhoek. Please note these shuttle services are excluded from the festival fee and that bookings can be made by contacting them on the numbers directly below:

Davoe Tours
Cell: 078 708 9427

Green Valley Charter Service
Cell: 083 236 6144

La Rochelle Tours: Wine & Gourmet
Tel: 083 301 6774

Trevor J Call A Cab
Cell: 082 256 6784

Unwind Franschhoek
Cell: 083 751 4060

Valley Rouge Tours
Tel: 021 876 2651

Winelands Experience
Tel: 021 876 4042
info@winelands.travel

For more information please contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley office at 021 876 2861 or email info@franschhoek.org.za 

Disclaimer: “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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