Wine Estates of the Franschhoek

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Franschhoek Wine Estates

Having been dubbed the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, Franschhoek has a food and wine route that is beyond compare. This picturesque part of the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape promises to delight the senses in unique and exciting ways. Franschhoek has been one of South Africa’s chief wine-making regions for centuries, and this history permeates every element of the town. Historical architecture adds to the experience of sampling some of the world’s finest wines for a truly memorable time.

The valley itself is practically perfect in its natural beauty. It is green and lush, surrounded by jade-coloured mountains that give the whole town a feeling of being separated from the outside world. Enjoying a wine tasting or a tour of the many wine farms with this as a backdrop has a certain magical quality.

Pairing food and wine has always been an integral part of enjoying both aspects. Franschhoek is the ideal destination in which to do this, as olive, chocolate and cheese tastings are all part of the local experience.

Some of the wine farms of Franschhoek include Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons, Backsberg Estate Cellars, Bellingham, Boschendal Wines, Franschhoek Cellar, Graham Beck Wines, Haute Cabriere – Home of Pierre Jourdan, La Motte, Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards, Lynx Wines, Stony Brook and Vrede en Lust. Some of these farms date back generations and exude an old-world charm, while others are modern and chic. Getting a feel of a range of these farms demonstrates the sheer variety of the Winelands and its world-renowned produce.

For more information about this wine route see Franschhoek Wine Route or explore the individual Wine Estates below.

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Click on the wine glass on the map above to view details about the wine estate, or view the comprehensive list below of all wine-related things to do in the Franschhoek.
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Where to Stay in Cape Winelands

The Cape Winelands region offers numerous overnighting options, including Du Toitskloof accommodation, Franschhoek accommodation, Gouda accommodation, Groot Drakenstein accommodation, Klapmuts accommodation, Paarl accommodation, Pniel accommodation, Simondium accommodation, Stellenbosch accommodation, Tulbagh accommodation and Wellington accommodation, so whether you prefer to stay in an hotel, cosy B&B or a self catering holiday home, you're sure to find an establishment to suit your requirements.

Western Cape Attractions

Franschhoek Wine Route: Wine Estates & Tastings

Anthonij Rupert Wines

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

A fine wine beneath the Drakenstein mountain of Franschhoek, lies L’Ormarins wine farm, home base to Anthonij Rupert Wines. The Cape of ... more information

Wine Tasting at La Petite Vigne

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Petite Vigne is a boutique wine estate, 3,3 hectares in extent, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. The size of the farm allows us to focus on ... more information

Franschhoek Wine Bus

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): R501 to R1000

This is a three hour trip on the Wine Bus that will take you through vineyards, forest and orchards. A maximum of ten people are permitted ... more information

Boekenhoutskloof Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

One of the oldest farms in the foothills of Franschhoek is Boekenhoutskloof, founded in 1776 and means ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’. ... more information

My Wyn Boutique Winery

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The lower slopes of the DuToitskop Mountains overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, is where you’ll find the woman behind My Wyn, ... more information

Dieu Donné Vineyards

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Just four minutes from Franschhoek village is a wine farm dating back to 1855 with a name meaning ‘God Given’. French-Mauritian, Robert ... more information

La Chaumiere Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

When Michael and Kristina Pawlowski first came to South Africa, it was for a brief visit. But Franschhoek lured them in, like so many ... more information

Topiary Winery

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The exquisite scenery of the mountains around Franschhoek provide the perfect backdrop to the Topiary Winery. This is a very special South ... more information

Backsberg Estate Cellars

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Set in the garden on the sprawling grounds of the Backsberg Wine Estate, Backsberg restaurant is an alfresco experience during summer - ... more information

Holden Manz Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The Holden Manz wine estate, once known as Klein Genot, is owned by Gerard Holden and Migo Man who first arrived in South Africa in the ... more information

Do a Private Wine Tour

Where: Somerset West
How much (per person): Price on request

You will be personally escorted on your exclusive wine tour by Richard Hilton, a Cape wine producer (Pax ‘Verbatim’ Vineyards) and lover of ... more information

Maison Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Within the valley of Franschhoek and the Huguenots lies Maison Estate which yields vines nurtured from planting until harvest, whose grapes ... more information

Eikehof Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The farm of Eikehof has been in the Malherbe family for four generations. It can be found near La- Motte and a little west of Franschhoek ... more information

The Franschhoek Cellar

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): R1 to R100

The Franschhoek Cellar used to be the co-operative wine producer for a community of grape farmers in the valley. They are now a pillar in ... more information

Colmant Cap Classique & Champagne

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Here is a winery totally dedicated to the lovers of quality bubbly. If this is you, then why have you not popped into Colmant Cap Classique ... more information

Boschendal Wine Estate

Where: Groot Drakenstein
How much (per person): Price on request

Boschendal is situated in the Franschhoek Valley, an area meaning ‘little French corner’ where Huguenot settlers fled religious persecution ... more information

La Petite Provence Wine Company

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The estate of La Petite Provence originally formed past of the grand La Provence wine farm and like most estates in Franschhoek owe it’s ... more information

Glenwood Winery

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

A few kilometres from Franschhoek, you’ll find Glenwood farm in the valley of Robertsvlei which has taken 19 years to develop. ‘DP’ Burger ... more information

Wine Tasting at La Chataigne

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

This boutique wine estate situated within the Franschhoek wine region only bottles a fraction of the grapes harvested on their farm. They ... more information

La Vigne Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Come and sample wines at La Vigne Estate in our working wine cellar. Here at La Vigne we play classical music to our wines 24 hours a day ... more information

Wine Tasting at Rickety Bridge Winery

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): R1 to R100

Rickety Bridge Winery celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1997. The cellar is situated on the temperate slopes of the Franschhoek valley, ... more information

Le Manoir De Brendel Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Le Manoir de Brendel is a family-owned estate where all grapes are harvested by hand. The very best bunches are sorted from the ... more information

Blueberry Hill Winery

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The boutique winery of Blueberry Hill can be found on the slopes of Middagkrans Peak, in the village of Franschhoek. The grapes grown ... more information

Von Ortloff Wines

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The German couple, Evi and Georg Schlichtman, up and left their lives in Munich and after meeting a few good friends in the wine industry ... more information

Plaisir de Merle Wine Estate

Where: Simondium
How much (per person): Price on request

Fleeing religious persecution in France, The Frenchman, Charles Marais and his family was granted land by Simon van der Stel in 1693 and ... more information

Akkerdal Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The owner and winemaker of Akkerdal wine, Pieter Hanekom, started a love affair with wine at a young age and tried many ways of creating it ... more information

Allée Bleue Wine Estate

Where: Groot Drakenstein
How much (per person): Price on request

Allée Bleue Estate was founded as "Mere Rust" in 1690, but once current owners, Elke and Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin bought the farm, they ... more information

Solms-Delta Wine Estate

Where: Groot Drakenstein
How much (per person): Price on request

Professor Mark Solms is currently overseeing the rebirth of this Franschhoek farm which has produced wine for four centuries. Renowned for ... more information

La Motte Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The farm was first granted to German, Hans Hattingh and later bought by French Huguenot, Pierre Joubert in 1709 who named it after the ... more information

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm once formed part of the Huguenot Estate, La Cotte, which was granted in 1688 and still boasts the highest planted ... more information

Bo La Motte Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

When owners Jennie and Maarten took over the farm on the slopes of the Middagkrans Mountains, there was hardly any farming activity taking ... more information

La Petite Ferme

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

On the slopes of the Middagkrans Mountain lies Le Petite Ferme with its Clovelly, Glenrosa, ’Koffieklip’ and Jozini soils. The estate is ... more information

Do a Tour of the Cape Winelands

Where: Cape Winelands
How much (per person): Price on request

Join Gary Flynn of Cape Discovery Tours for a full day of Wine tasting and touring the beatiful Cape Winelands. Cape Town Discovery is an ... more information

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Grande Provence in the heart of Franschhoek, which was once known as Elephants Corner, can only be described as a luxurious experience of ... more information

Wine Tasting at Môreson

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

We have an incredibly knowledgeable and off the charts cute team running the Môreson Wine Tasting. Visit us and they'll treat you like long ... more information

Franschhoek Pass Winery

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

In the scenic valley of Franschhoek, you will discover the Franschhoek Pass Winery. It is a family-owned boutique winery nestled along the ... more information

La Bourgogne Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

La Bourgogne once formed a part of the farm Bourgogne which was one of the first Hugenot farms dating back to 1694. Simon van der Stel ... more information

La Couronne Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

La Couronne is a name meaning “The Crown” which was a famous French warship built by the French Navy in 1636 which transported 277 French ... more information

Franschhoek by Saddle

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): R201 to R500

Novice rider? A little stiff on a horse? The perfect solution... wine. Combine a little delicious wine tasting as you ride on horse ... more information

Haute Cabriere Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Haute was granted to Pierre Jourdan, a French Huguenot farmer, in 1694. Haute Cabrière prides itself in its pioneering legacy and made the ... more information

Haut Espoir Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Haut Espoir or “High Hope”, is a family owned vineyard with parents, kids and extended family all playing a part in the operations on the ... more information

Lynx Wine Farm

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

When owners, Dieter and Diana Sellmeyer, were wondering what to call their new label, their workers ran to them saying they had finally ... more information

La Bri Wine Estate

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Safely nestled in the Franschhoek Valley, La Bri is derived from the French word for ‘shelter’ or ‘refuge’. Robin Hamilton bought the Farm ... more information

Franschhoek Wine Tram

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

Wine-tasting from a tram? We couldn’t think of a better idea! The Franschhoek Wine Tram offers a hop-on, hop-off tour of the Franschhoek ... more information

Mont Rochelle Vineyards

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

The vineyards of Mont Rochelle are nestled against the Klein Dassenberg Mountains and were first planted in 1994. Their 150 year old wine ... more information

Stony Brook Vineyards

Where: Franschhoek
How much (per person): Price on request

If you’re a lover of personal, intimate wine tastings at boutique wine estates, but expect nothing less than a wine which will leave you ... more information

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There are over 560 wineries in the Cape, divided into 4 main regions: The Breede River Valley, The Little Karoo, Coastal and Olifants River.

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