Bastille Festival Food and Wine Marquee Offerings

The 2013 Franschhoek Bastille Festival offers a day of delicious gourmet Franschhoek food and wine and fun-filled French-inspired activities.

Visitors to this Franschhoek Bastille Festival can expect the best that the picture perfect Franschhoek Wine Valley has to offer. Join in the fun and festivities at the Food and Wine Marquee, open from 12pm until 5pm, which over the years has become the focal point of the festival. The marquee allows visitors the chance to meet up with friends while enjoying superb wines from some of Franschhoek’s award-winning wine estates, and indulge in appetizing dishes created by some of the Valley’s highly acclaimed chefs. From special wines and Méthode Cap Classique to the finest artisanal produce you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Exhibitors include:


The Franschhoek Wine Valley will be represented by the following Vignerons de Franschhoek producers:

  • Akkerdal

  • Alleé Bleue

  • Anthonij Rupert Wines

  • Backsberg Estate Cellars

  • Boschendal

  • Babylonstoren

  • Boekenhoutskloof

  • Dieu Donnè

  • Glenwood

  • Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

  • Haute Cabrière

  • Holden Manz Wine Estate

  • La Bri Estate

  • La Chataigne

  • La Motte

  • La Petite Ferme

  • Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards

  • Lynx Estate Wines

  • Maison Estate

  • Morena – Franschhoek Pass Winery

  • Môreson

  • Noble Hill

  • Plaisir de Merle

  • Rickety Bridge

  • Rupert & Rothchild Vignerons

  • Solms Delta Wine Estate

  • Vrede en Lust


Regarded as South Africa’s culinary capital visitors can expect the following mouth-watering delights from some of Franschhoek’s finest:

  • Alleé Bleue – Baguettes smoked chicken bed of herbs lamb

  • Allora – Schwamas, pitas, soup, spring rolls

  • Anthonij Rupert Wines – Bistecca Fiorentina – to be shared – platter style

  • Backsberg – Lamb ciabatta

  • Deluxe Coffee Works – Coffee

  • Haute Cabrière – Mussels with choice of sauces and hand cut chips

  • Franschhoek Kitchen at Holden Manz – Pork belly sandwich and milk tart cones

  • L’Ermitage – Crepes, savoury & macaroons

  • The Kitchen at Maison – Biltong chorizo saucison

  • Cosecha Restaurant at Noble Hill – Lamb Burger

  • Reuben’s Restaurant – Braised beef bourgignon, aligot potato & creamy chicken & prawn curry, poppadum and homemade chutney

  • Paulina’s at Rickety Bridge – mushroom gnocchi  & seafood bisque

  • Roca Restaurant – ribeye rolls

  • Fyndraai Restaurant at Solms Delta – Calamari & prawns

  • Wild Peacock – Oysters

  • Franschhoek Hospice – Pancakes

Entrance tickets to the Food and Wine Marquee cost R150 per person, and include a complimentary tasting glass and a booklet of tasting coupons. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day. Booking is essential as tickets are limited. Once the marquee is full no further patrons will be admitted.

Food and Wine Marquee access tickets can be purchased directly through For more information visit or contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861. Follow the conversation on Twitter via the hashtag #fhkbastille.