Franschhoek Wine Valley

  • P.O. Box 178
  • Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • 7690
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • +27218762861
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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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Soak Up Summer In Franschhoek

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 07 November 2019 9:40 AM CAT
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Summer’s here and the festive season is around the corner. With the onset of the holiday period everyone seems ready for winding down and discovering something new to kickstart the silly season. Although Franschhoek has an array of firmly established food, wine, accommodation and retail offerings, the valley is also kept on its toes with a selection of fabulous new experiences awaiting your arrival.

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Embraced by the glory of the Cape Winelands, Santé Wellness Retreat & Spa has cultivated a resounding reputation for delivering holistic wellness services that are a blend of art and science, and high-tech and high-touch in a luxurious sanctuary. But it’s not just the opinion of guests that has painted such a glowing picture of this wellness retreat. Santé has just scooped up four incredibly prestigious awards this year, which officially recognize its exceptional caliber of service excellence.

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The Festive Season is around the corner and it’s almost time to sit back, relax and enjoy this time with your loved ones. Christmas and New Year’s are special in South Africa as families and friends group together to reflect back on the year that was, make New Year’s resolutions and generally just enjoy spending some much deserved time together to celebrate.

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Not only is it the height of awards season for the wine industry, but it is also full steam ahead for restaurants. With the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards around the corner chefs in and around the country are on tender hooks as they await news as to who has secured the top spot.

While we wait with bated breath there have also been a number of other awards – both local and international – bestowed on deserving Franschhoek eateries.

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The finalists for the 19th Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year awards have been released, and Thys Smit of Grande Provence has been included in the line-up of five winemakers who will vie for this prestigious title. The winner will be announced at a black-tie gala dinner at La Residence Hotel on 23 November 2019, with the lucky recipient walking away with a prize of R25 000.

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Grande Provence rings in the festive season

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 16 October 2019 12:05 PM CAT
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Treat friends and family this festive season to a Franschhoek fine-dining feast at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.

Embrace the Christmas spirit by singing along to carols by candlelight on Christmas Eve before tucking into a sumptuous dinner. The Restaurant at Grande Provence offers guests a lavish six-course festive menu on Christmas Day. To welcome in 2020, a luxurious New Year’s Eve six-course dinner will sustain you till the magic hour.

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The Franschhoek Wine Valley certainly packs a punch when it comes to tourism service delivery. Not only is the region regarded as one of the country’s leading wine producing areas as well as SA’s Culinary Capital, but tourism is also key in their continued efforts to stay ahead of the game and strive for what they believe in.

The passion and dedication of some of Franschhoek’s members were recently recognized at two leading industry events, reaffirming the valley as one of the country’s leading tourism destinations.

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