Franschhoek Wine Valley

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

Women’s Day Bubbles & Bikes at Boschendal

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 07 August 2017 11:20 AM CAT
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his Women’s Day, put an amazing woman in your life first. Treat her to something special and let her know how wonderful you think she is. Or, sisters, find time to treat yourselves and your friends.

To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Boschendal will host two ladies MTB skills workshops, which include a beautiful bubbly and chocolate pairing followed by a delicious three-course menu at the Werf Restaurant.

The MTB skills training will be led by Joanna Dobinson of Biking in the Bosch. The first session will be for beginner riders (those riding for two years or less), and the second session will be for more advanced riders (riders with three to five years of experience). Cycle through serene scenery and enjoy stunning vistas en-route, while working up an appetite for lunch.

The day will be split into two groups of ten so bookings are essential.

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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.


Sample new releases wines as well as a handful of gems as you travel from farm to farm throughout the weekend. The Franschhoek Vignerons will be pulling out all the stops to ensure you have the most amazing wine experience. New release wines may include Summer inspired Rosés or lighter styled reds, whilst the gems is anyone’s guess. One thing is for sure is that if you’re not there you’re missing out. The festival offerings are the perfect opportunity to stock up for the upcoming festive season or that special celebration you have planned. 

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Take advantage of the annual winter offer at Grande Provence in Franschhoek and savour perfection on a plate off the sumptuous winter menu at The Restaurant.

Taylor made for locals until the end of September, the winter offer entails a two-course lunch for R395 per person and a three-course dinner at R595, both including a complimentary bottle of Grande Provence wine per couple.

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Like everything else at Babylonstoren, the Garden Spa is inextricably linked to the garden and the ever-changing seasons. It is a living spa, set within a forest of bamboo with tranquil greenery and a myriad leiwater channels to set the tone. Some of their traditional treatment rooms are housed in the pavilion constructed of bamboo, which comprises a hammam, chill room and a gym.

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Bread Making Course at Bread & Wine Restaurant

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 02 August 2017 9:50 AM CAT
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Get your daily bread – and a glass or two of Môreson wine – at these fun bread-making classes.

Nobody needs an excuse to head to Franschhoek because, let’s be frank, good food and wine are always on the cards in this exclusive resort town. What if we told you that one of our favourite estate’s was hosting regular baking courses?

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La Petite Colombe To Open In Franschhoek 1 August!!

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 01 August 2017 10:20 AM CAT
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Franschhoek - the world renown and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the iconic La Colombe’s new La Petite Colombe, which is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français – an exciting new partnership with the owners of the stylish and luxurious Leeu Collection.Proprietor chefs and business partners, Scot Kirton (Eat Out Chef of the Year 2015) and Head Chef, James Gaag, will be directing a highly talented and select team, to honour the heritage of this fine venue, and marry it with the La Colombe magic. The Franschhoek kitchen will be headed up by the talented, young La Colombe chef, John Norris-Rogers, who will be working side-by-side with chefs Scot and James.


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Savour sublime dishes with local and international wines at four events only 
3 August

Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa.



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Richard Stirton Live at The Franschhoek Cellar

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 27 July 2017 10:15 AM CAT
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Book show tickets here

Sunday  : 6 August 2017

Seating is unreserved.

Join us for lunch at The Franschhoek Cellar before the show (not included in ticket price). Call the restaurant on 021 876 2086.

View the delicious menu here

Venue doors open at 14h30 and show starts at 15h00!

Listen to ‘What tears me the most’ here

Richard has had countless hits since winning The Voice SA and has already earned his first major accolade of an iTunes #1 with his rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s The Sound of Silence. In July Richard received word that a panel chose the top 23 winners of The Voice internationally and as the SA The Voice winner, he made it to No.1. Since then he has performed with South Africa finest from Khan Morbee, Lady Smith Black Mambazo and a host of other great artists.

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Nose-to-Tail Roving Dinner at Boschendal

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 27 July 2017 10:10 AM CAT
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What is nose to tail you may well ask. Well, it’s a revolution of sorts. A revolution on par with using less plastic, eating more sustainably and avoiding the modern day pitfalls of mass consumerism. It’s a return to a more ethical, conscious approach to food and sustainability, something that we at Boschendal wholeheartedly advocate.

When   : Saturday 5 August 2017
Time     : 18h00
Venue   : Boschendal
Price      : R495 per person

This is not a new style of eating, but rather a return to the eating habits of our ancestors, where waste was frowned upon, and the whole animal was utilised. It is a conscious decision to be responsible about our own consumption, much as a choice to recycle or up-cycle heralds a socially conscious and ethical consumer.

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