Franschhoek Wine Valley

  • P.O. Box 178
  • Franschhoek, Western Cape
  • 7690
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • +27218762861
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Franschhoek Regional Prestige Agri Awards

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 05 September 2017 4:20 AM CAT
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The 4th annual Regional Western Cape Agri Prestig Awards Function was held in Franschhoek at Boschendal on the 8th August 2017. This initiative, previously known as the Farmworker of the Year competition, honours excellence in the province’s agriculture sector. This initiative is co-sponsored by the Western Cape Department of Agriculture and the Shoprite Group. Shoprite has been involved with this initiative for the last six years. Shoprite is proud to partner with the Western Cape Prestige Agri Awards in honouring farmworkers who make a significant contribution to South Africa’s economy.

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Known for an innovative and passionate approach to relaxed dining and the enthusiastic encouragement of home cooking, Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards is proud to present a fresh interpretation of its cooking programme.

Setting the scene in a refurbished, trendy kitchen, is a centre-piece table that is warm and welcoming despite its sleek and modern look. It is around this table that the new cooking demonstrations – replacing the popular Leopard's Leap’s cooking classes - will be presented. Without compromising interactivity and participation, the cooking demonstrations will be presented in a way that is more relaxed around the kitchen table. Chef Pieter de Jager will demonstrate thematic dishes while involving participants in all aspects of cooking and guide them to better understand dishes and recipes, to practice technique and to confidently identify tastes and finding a complementing wine match.

 

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New loft accommodation at La Bourgogne Farm

Posted by Carmen Arendse on 28 August 2017 7:15 AM CAT
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Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation with our new loft accommodation – all the luxury you could want and more. A lavish, open-plan suite, spectacular scenery, and a complimentary deli breakfast, all for just R1 000 a night. Indulgence doesn’t get better than this. 

Make your reservation today: info@labourgogne.co.za

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Môreson has been included in the prestigious line up of South Africa’s Pinotage producers for the 2017 Absa Top 10 Pinotage wines, receiving the coveted trophy for its MKM 2015. The results were announced on 3 August at a special function held at Cavalli Wine Estate, which was attended by industry role players and media.

The Absa Top 10 Competition, which is spearheaded by the Pinotage Association, aims to advance and promote wines made from Pinotage grapes. The aim of the annual competition is to identify 10 Pinotage wines which will serve as a benchmark for the development of distinctive South African Pinotage as well as illustrate the unique qualities of Pinotage in the international wine world. 

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Why are more people making it at home?

It’s about going back to basics and knowing more about where your food comes from, and importantly what goes into it.

The most popular to make…

People are always blown away by making their own bacon.

Talking about accompaniments…

The simple stuff: bread, butter, crackers, pickles. Stick to the basics and do them well.

What are you doing differently now than you did 20 years ago?

Less is more. I add less to what I’m curing to show off the flavour of the meat better—I suppose if we wanted to be fancy we could call it the terroir of the pig.

The next big thing in charcuterie?

The more extreme cuts: so ears, cheeks, trotters, head, more offal.

And the worst thing you’ve seen?

Biltong bacon. I mean it’s cooked bacon that goes cold into a bag and is sold as biltong—it’s not.

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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 mysteryweekend@franschhoek.org.za .
 

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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: info@labourgogne.co.za

*Offer valid for August only.

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