Franschhoek Wine Valley

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

Summer is in full swing and what better opportunity to experience Franschhoek’s fabulous offerings – perfectly suited to this time of the year. 

The 2020 harvest season has begun and, during this time the winemakers and their teams shift into full gear as they spend long days in the vineyards selecting only the best fruit to make world-class wines the region is known for. Last year Winter brought with it good rains and we remain positive that this year’s harvest will be bountiful. 

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It’s All About Saving The Dates In 2020

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 14 January 2020 8:50 AM CAT
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It’s a brand-new year, and with it we welcome so many exciting things. New beginnings, making new memories as well as planning for the year ahead. Although the Franschhoek Wine Valley is regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost wine producing regions as well as the country’s Culinary Capital, we are also home to a variety of amazing offerings. Namely our lifestyle festivals. Allowing everyone to recover from the madness of the ‘silly season’, January is usually a breather from our busy events calendar, but then in February we take things up a notch with our popular Franschhoek Summer Wines.

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As we bid farewell to 2019, let’s make the most of the festive season. The Franschhoek Wine Valley offers a delightful alternative to the usual festive season destinations for celebrating this memorable time with family and friends. 

A number of our members will be pulling out all of the stops with lavish Christmas inspired lunches and dinners, whilst others will be hosting fabulous New Year’s Eve parties. Celebrate the start of 2020 in style with an indulgent evening filled with exquisite food, wine, live entertainment and spectacular views. As a destination geared towards a relaxing break from work, we invite you to explore the region and its many new experiences. 

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Virgin Limited Edition’s South African Hotel & Mountain Vineyard Mont Rochelle, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Arek Witaszek as its new Executive Head Chef.

Arek joins the team at Mont Rochelle after holding the position of Executive Head Chef at the award-winning five-star Relais and Chateaux property – Asara Wine Estate & Hotel in Stellenbosch. Arek hopes to bring his passion for combining South African dishes with a twist of European classic cuisine to the kitchen at Mont Rochelle.

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Every year the Franschhoek Village Market spoil visitors to the Cape Winelands with a 3-day Christmas Market. This is the place where locals and hundreds of holiday makers spend a day under the historic oak trees located in the old church gardens. On the menu are affordable artisan foods paired with the best wines and craft beer from the Franschhoek area. Quality handcrafted goods are also on offer. Bring along the whole family as there is a play area for the kids and furry friends are welcome (on a leash).

This Christmas market has been voted the 39th best Christmas Market in the world by Big 7 Travel!

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HAUTE CABRIÈRE, with its iconic setting on the scenic Franschhoek Pass, has been woven into the fabric of wine lovers, both locally and abroad.

Today, 25 years since the von Arnim family launched the iconic Haute Cabrière cellar, the winery has transformed into a world-class space for visitors to immerse themselves in the culture established by proprietor Achim von Arnim. The newly renovated space makes Haute Cabrière the ultimate belle femme of the Franschhoek Valley.

The renovation journey was aimed at building on the past 25 years, and setting the scene for the next.

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Franschoek’s Culinary Status Reaffirmed

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 11 November 2019 3:55 PM CAT
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The list of nominees for the hotly contested 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards has been released, and six Franschhoek establishments have been included in the list of 30 finalists.

The Franschhoek restaurants to secure a spot are the following:

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Experience Leeu Estates

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 07 November 2019 12:55 PM CAT
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Leeu Estates now allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the Leeu Collection lifestyle with their exciting Half-Day Experience Package, which includes a guided Garden & Art tour on their 5-Star flagship property, a Signature Wine Tasting at one of the top 100 wineries in the world, The Wine Studio, and a dining experience at the brand new Le chêne, situated in The Manor House.

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