Franschhoek Wine Valley

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

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 22 August 2017 4:30 AM CAT
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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.

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Book your unforgettable Franschhoek Mystery Weekend experience for 25 to 27 August at R4600 per couple for 2 nights.
Each package include the following:
- Two nights’ accommodation;
- Breakfast daily;
- An exclusive Friday night get together;
- Dinner on Saturday night;
- Lunch on either the Saturday or the Sunday;
- A selection of fun filled bespoke Franschhoek experiences which will be revealed upon your check in, but are guaranteed to be unforgettable.
Bookings close on Monday 22 August 2017
For bookings or more information, contact Carmen Arendse on .

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Overworked & overstressed? A mid-week mini-break is just what you need!

#StopBy at La Bourgogne Farm for a two-night weekday #WinterBreakAway for two, & enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival, deli breakfasts both mornings, a wine & olive oil tasting, & a 10% discount on any wines you purchase. All for just R1 500!
Limited dates available. Book now to avoid disappointment:

*Offer valid for August only.

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La Petite Colombe opened in Franschhoek

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 15 August 2017 9:20 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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Enjoying international acclaim for the quality of its food and wine offering, La Motte wine estate’s passionate wine and culinary team invites guests to an evening of Vintage Wine and Venison in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant.

Experience the renowned hospitality of the estate with an innovative 5-course menu by Chef de Cuisine, Michelle Theron, beautifully paired with exclusive older vintages especially selected from the La Motte Vinoteque by Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche.


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Women’s Day Bubbles & Bikes at Boschendal

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 07 August 2017 5:20 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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