Franschhoek’s Darren Badenhorst to showcase his skills during Goût de France


Le Coin Français’ Executive Chef, Darren Badenhorst, will get the opportunity to showcase his culinary skills this week at the fourth annual Goût de France (Good France) week which takes place during 19 to 25 March.

 

Ryan Puttick appointed winemaker at The Franschhoek Cellar


Ryan Puttick, the new winemaker taking charge of the engine room at The Franschhoek Cellar, grew up on a crop farm near Hartswater, Northern Cape.

 

Franschhoek Vignerons come out tops in Platter


The wine industry was abuzz recently with the launch of the Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide 2018, which was also used to announce the highly anticipated 5-star rated wines. Franschhoek Vignerons did not disappoint, with a total of six producers receiving the prestigious rating.

 

Franschhoek’s Foliage Restaurant voted one of Trip Advisors’ Top 10 Restaurants


The award-winning Foliage Restaurant has reaffirmed its position as one of South Africa’s top restaurants. The list of Top 10 Best Fine Dining Establishments, as voted for by TripAdvisor travelers, placed the restaurant in 5th position in the top restaurants in South Africa. In the Africa listing Foliage was placed in 6th position.

 

How to spend 24 heartwarming hours in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley


We invited writer Dawn Jorgensen out to Franschhoek for a 24 hours experience recently.

 

Franschhoek Vignerons deliver a stellar performance at the 21st Michelangelo International Wine and Spirits Awards


Attended by members of the wine and media fraternities, the 2017 Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards was the talk of the town on 29 September to see who would walk away with the night’s coveted medals.

 

What to expect at Art Franschhoek 2017


Top image: Artists Anton Smit

As with good food and premium wines, so too fine art needs to be experienced to be appreciated. In 2016 the Franschhoek Wine Valley launched Art Franschhoek, whereby visitors to the valley are able appreciate the fine art collection exhibits on show during the months of October and November.

 

The ultimate wine list includes some of Franschhoek’s finest


The Sommeliers Selection Wine Competition, which was conceptualized in 2015, has revolutionized local wine competitions.

 

Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter


Don’t let the cold weather get the better of you this Winter. Use the opportunity to venture to the Franschhoek Wine Valley which is #OpenForWinter.

 

Gold for Franschhoek Vignerons at 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show


Franschhoek producers have excelled yet again bringing home Gold at this year’s Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show.

 
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Nestled between towering mountains in the beautiful Cape winelands lies the magnificent Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country, where splendid wines are grown and our top chefs create international cuisine. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories.