Franschhoek Wine Valley

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

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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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Franschhoek Literary Festival

Posted by Leandre Davids on 13 April 2019 10:45 AM CAT
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One hundred and fifty writers, chairs, and subject matter specialists; more than one-hundred events, a tiny staff contingent, a seemingly tireless group of dedicated volunteers – and truly glorious sponsor: All we need now is you marvellous readerly types to make this another successful, delightful and unforgettable festival.

We hope you’ll find just the right mix of literature, politics and current affairs, special interest, poetry, creativity, light reading, humour and controversy to keep you on the edge of your seats. We’ve tried to spread the authors out, so to speak, so if you miss your favourite in one event, you should find them in another. Please take your time to browse through the programme and familiarise yourself with the authors before heading off to www.webtickets.co.za.

Download the full 2019 programme here

See the full list of the 2019 Authors here

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter @FranLitFest and Instagram @franlitfest for author news, any unavoidable last-minute changes, and interesting bookish links.

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Fun and adventure in Franschhoek this April

Posted by Leandre Davids on 02 April 2019 8:15 AM CAT
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The weather is perfect to embark on the wide range of outdoor offerings, which range from mountain hikes, MTB trails, exploring the valley by bike, horseback riding and so much more. Don’t just come for the day. Plan to spend a night (or a weekend) which allows ample time to discover the other offerings the Valley is known for – award-winning wines, world-class restaurants, internationally acclaimed art galleries and so much more.  

Some of the activities include:

Wine tasting on horseback

Cape Winelands Riding

A unique way to enjoy wines from the valley as well as take in the sights and sounds, wine tasting on horseback is a must on your list of things to do when visiting. Paradise Stables takes you to Rickety Bridge and Mont Rochelle where you travel by horseback through the vineyards before enjoying a wine tasting at each of the establishments.

Cape Winelands Riding offers a unique riding experience for the discerning rider. Their packages include a one to two hour ride through the vineyards and orchards, to full day packages as well as overnight stays. Private wine tasting experiences and lunch can also be included.

La Motte Hiking Trail

La Motte Hiking Trail

The La Motte Hiking Trail offers the ideal opportunity to explore some of La Motte’s greatest natural assets and the breathtaking vistas of the Franschhoek Wine Valley. The Sustainable Hike is a further expression of La Motte’s commitment to the highest conservation and biodiversity standards and the protection of precious indigenous flora and fauna in the mountain area surrounding the estate and the adjoining Wemmershoek mountain range. The perfect opportunity to explore abundant birdlife, a protea garden, sustainably farmed vineyards, a wealth of flora, resident mammals and reptiles and the breathtaking vistas of the valley. On Monday mornings guests can enjoy a Guided Hike where an experienced and passionate guide shares information on the flora and fauna as well as the region. Included in your hike is an easy to read trail map, bottle of water as well as light refreshments when stopping for a breather at the Lapa.

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