Franschhoek Wine Valley

  • P.O. Box 178
  • Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • 7690
  • +27218762861
Dec 17 Mon


Public holiday

  1. An Evening of ‘Carols for Change’

    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM CAT
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    An Evening of ‘Carols for Change’

    Brought to you by Vrede en Lust Wine Estate in association with Franschhoek Life

    Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, in association with Franschhoek Life, is delighted to be hosting an evening of Festive Carols – ‘Carols for Change’ in support of the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy and Learning Centre (FHALC).
    The event will take place at 17h00 on Monday, 17 December, on the lawns of the beautiful Vrede en Lust Manor House.

    Tickets are R550 per couple and include a welcome drink, an evening of entertainment and carol singing and a picnic basket for two (crammed with goodies from famed chef and Franschhoek Hospitality Academy & Learning Centre Ambassador Jean-Pierre Smith of the estate’s Lust Bistro & Bakery).

    Estate wines will be on sale during the evening and all proceeds will go towards building a teaching kitchen at the new premises of the Franschhoek Hospitality Academy & Learning Centre. Patrons are asked to donate a kitchen gadget on the evening.
    The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy& Learning Centre has recently been offered the daytime use of the new Franschhoek Theatre as their classroom for 2019. An adjacent building has space for the academy to install a teaching kitchen, which will save them having to travel to Stellenbosch for cooking classes and could help them earn income in future.

    There are only a limited number of tickets available for this prestigious event which looks set to become a permanent feature on the Franschhoek social calendar.

    Get your tickets here

    About Vrede en Lust Estate

    Vrede en Lust is nestled at the foothills of the Simonsberg in South Africa’s most celebrated Franschhoek wine valley. The history of the farm dates back to 1688 and discloses a story of vision, passion and pride.
    Vrede en Lust is a family owned and managed wine estate. Website :

    About Franschhoek Life

    Franschhoek Life’s monthly print & digital pages are simply the ideal place to discover the best of Franschhoek and the rest of the Western Cape. From tastes to travel, art to aspirations, luxury and lifestyle, find it all on our pages and platforms. Enjoy your complimentary issue of our print publication every month.

    About the Hospitality Academy

    Established by Michaela Julian and Tarryn Corlett, The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy & Learning Centre was formed out of a dire need for trained and skilled professionals within the Franschhoek hospitality industry. This institution provides disadvantaged students/staff the opportunity to access basic training and a well-recognized education.
    With the help of the Ambassadors Reuben Riffel, Margot Janse, Matthew Gordon, Chris Erasmus and Jean-Pierre Smith, Sponsors, Funders and Supporters, their doors opened in January 2018. 20 students were trained in all fields of hospitality and are presently completing their four months internship. Every year two lucky students receive a fully funded bursary to study in Austria at the International Institute of Tourism and Management.

    We are excited to shortly be able to introduce our Class of 2019 to you!

    The Franschhoek Hospitality Academy & learning Centre is a registered not-for-profit Charitable Trust (Reg no: IT000107/2017(C) and PBO.

    To find out more or to assist with sponsorship visit

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Dec 19 Wed
  1. Watershed Live at Franschhoek Cellar

    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM CAT
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    Watershed – New album release

    When : 19 December 2018

    Time : 15h00 – 18h00

    Where : Franschhoek Cellar

    Watershed, one of the most successful and well-loved bands ever to come out of South Africa, return to Franschhoek Cellar in support of the launch of their new album ‘Harbour’

    Enjoy an afternoon of classics ’Indigo Girl’ and ‘Letters’ from this platinum-selling, SAMA award-winning songwriting powerhouse – as well as brand new songs at Franschhoek’s premier entertainment destination.

    Book tickets here (Hurry. Limited to 200 seats)
Dec 22 Sat
  1. Full Moon Picnic with The Nomadic Orchestra at Boschendal

    6:00 PM - 9:30 PM CAT
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    Come and enjoy an evening on the moonlit Rhone Rose Garden lawn while listening to a live performance by Nomadic Orchestra.

    When : Saturday, 22 December 2018

    Time : 18h00 – 21h30

    The picnic area has spectacular mountain views and is surrounded by the exhibition vineyards, the Rhone Homestead, the Cellar Door, and our Winery.

    Picnic baskets include food made from our natural farm produce. Guest can look forward to delicate pates, freshly baked bread, salads from our Werf Food Garden, coronation chicken, a selection of cold meats, homemade preserves and one of our celebrated desserts.

    Price: R750 for a picnic basket for 2, R425 for a picnic basket for 1. Kids under 10, R150.

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Dec 25 Tue


Christmas Day

Dec 26 Wed


Day of Goodwill

Dec 31 Mon

Events (4)

  1. Kinky Summer at La Paris Estate

    Starts 2018/12/31 at 6:00 PM CAT
    Ends 2019/01/01 at 1:00 AM CAT
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    Once a year, a group of dreamers come together in a lush paradise, a place where imagination and whimsical delight are cherished and nurtured. These dreamers converge to celebrate and dance in the name of love and life as the old year becomes new and the clocks turn back to zero.

    When : 31 December 2018 – 1 January 2019

    Where : La Paris Estate

    Join us in our incredible home filled with sonic pleasures, friendly faces and abounding with surprises of the most exotic nature.

    Kinky Summer is brought to you by the minds behind We Love Summer and Kinky Disco. To us, New Year’s Eve celebrations are a sacred tradition, carried forward for thousands of years. Its a time to connect with you loved ones and friends to celebrate love and life together as the clocks turn back to zero and a new year is born.

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  2. New Year’s Eve at The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal

    Starts 2018/12/31 at 7:00 PM CAT
    Ends 2019/01/01 at 1:00 AM CAT
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    Swing into the New year with us as we celebrate with jazz music by Ramon Alexander and MCC.

    The evening will be 1940’s themed and guests are invited to dress up if they wish.

    When : 31 December 2018

    Time : 19h00 – 01h00

    Where : Boschendal

    Price : R1250 per person

    A 10% gratuity will be added for our friendly waiters.

    For bookings, please contact +27 (0) 21 870 4274/4209 or
  3. New Years Eve Celebration at La Residence Franschhoek

    Starts 2018/12/31 at 7:30 PM CAT
    Ends 2019/01/01 at 1:00 AM CAT
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    New Year is nearly upon us and there are few places on earth that know how to throw a better party than La Residence in Franschhoek.

    Limited number of spaces available for non-resident guests:

    When : 31 December 2018

    Time : 19h30

    Cost : R3,100 per person

    Where : La Residence Franschhoek

    With delicious food, live entertainment and a few other tricks up our sleeves, it promises to be a night to remember.

    For reservations email Chanttell on or contact her on +27 (0) 21 876 4100.
  4. New Year’s Eve Party at Allée Bleue Wine Estate

    Starts 2018/12/31 at 8:00 PM CAT
    Ends 2019/01/01 at 1:00 AM CAT
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    If you’re looking for a fun, informal evening to enjoy with friends whilst counting down into the new year, the first-ever Allée Bleue New Year’s Party is your answer! We’re planning the ultimate New Year’s bash in our Le Grand Hall venue which offers a seamless indoor-outdoor experience without being stuffy and uptight.

    Dinner is generous tapas-style from a selection of food stalls ranging from local delicacies to international favourites, and with only 120 seats available, you can party with your own crowd or make some new friends. Live music, dancing, the countdown and a midnight snack and beverage as you leave to start 2019 properly, will give the old year a great send-off.

    When : 31 December 2018

    Time : 20h00 till 01h00

    Where : Allee Bleue Wine Estate

    Cost : R1000 per person

    No under 18’s. Includes welcome drink, dinner, live music, a glass of MCC and a snack and beverage on departure.

    Bookings at Bookings are not confirmed until payment is received.
Jan 1 Tue


New Year's Day

December 2018