Franschhoek Wine Valley

  • P.O. Box 178
  • Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • 7690
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • +27218762861
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Join us online from 1 to 11 July 2020...

In case the grapevine news hasn’t reached you, here’s what you missed. Franschhoek’s Bastille Festival is still on the cards, but instead of the traditional format, the festival will be coming to you.

A first-of-its-kind for Franschhoek, the organisers have called on the support of its members to showcase the valley through the lens of locals. Your virtual journey through Franschhoek starts on 1 July as we showcase to you some of the region’s finest offerings. Each day until 10 July you get to ‘encounter’ something new. Experience Franschhoek as locals do – foraging for mushrooms, horse riding amongst the vineyards, a sunrise sabrage, art and sipping superb wines are just some of the highlights you can expect to see. 

You don’t want to miss out on the countdown days as we’ve lined up amazing offers which will only be revealed on the relevant day. These include wine, restaurant, accommodation and retail offers only available for this event. 

The countdown culminates with Saturday, 11 July which would have been the day for the actual festival. A jam packed day of Franschhoek festivities have been planned to celebrate Franschhoek’s French heritage. Check into our social media platforms throughout the day for an exciting line, which includes all things Franschhoek inspired. Coffee, sabrage, cocktails, great food and live music.

Don’t forget to dress up in your red, white and blue as we celebrate one of SA’s longest running events. 

For more details visit https://www.franschhoekbastille.co.za/

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Support our wineries and continue enjoying your favourite Franschhoek wines by purchasing it online and get them delivered safely to your door. Many of our wineries are delivering their wines for free at the moment!

Have a look at some of the value-added offerings our wineries are offering at the moment in terms of online wine purchases and delivery.

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Franschhoek Wine Valley has created a special page on their website with the latest news on COVID-19, which is in accordance to the president’s statement issued recently. The information, which is of relevance to members, residents and travellers to Franschhoek, includes updates on travel bans, festivals, and tips on what we can do to curb the spread of the virus.

To view this information visit https://franschhoek.org.za/coronavirus/

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This all-inclusive luxury tented camp experience is an exciting new addition to our accommodation offering. 7 Beautifully furnished and fully serviced tents are nestled between indigenous fynbos, ancient olive trees and boulders on the side of the Simonsberg mountain, looking out over Franschhoek, Paarl and the Drakenstein mountain ranges. We invite guests to fully disconnect from the hustle and bustle of their day to day lives and spend time reconnecting with nature and each other. 

Celebrating our home-grown and reared farm produce, all meals and drinks (excl. premium spirits) are included. Guests can expect delectable harvest table spreads and delicious meals cooked and enjoyed around the fire, with plenty of time to reflect and share your stories of discovery from the day. For the explorers, let us pack you a delicious picnic to feast on when you find that perfect spot on the mountain!

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Franschhoek Rond & Bont

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 11 March 2020 4:35 AM CAT
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This route allows visitors to experience the diversity of our beautiful valley. Our various communities’ welcome visitors with open arms and they are eager to share their heritage. The route boasts a rich cultural history.

Click here for what experiences you can expect along the route.

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After serving 30 years as the Viticulturist/Winemaker for GlenWood Vineyards, DP Burger will be handing over this responsibility to his Assistant Winemaker, Natasha Pretorius. DP will oversee the smooth running of the farm in his capacity as Cellar Master and General Manager. GlenWood Vineyards is situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley and is home to a range of award-winning wines.

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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 1:50 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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