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.

41 Wine Estates in Franschhoek

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Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at Rickety Bridge Winery

Rickety Bridge Winery celebrated its 200th anniversary in 1997. The cellar is situated on the temperate slopes of the Franschhoek valley, combined with a cellar policy of minimal interference producing a ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at La Petite Vigne

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 excellence in the vineyard and the winery and to work at developing ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Wine Tasting at Môreson

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 lost friends by walking you through a very social and friendly tasting of ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting / Fine Dining

Backsberg Estate Cellars

Set in the garden on the sprawling grounds of the Backsberg Wine Estate, Backsberg restaurant is an alfresco experience during summer - moved indoors next to roaring fire in winter. An a la carte menu features laid ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Boekenhoutskloof Wine Estate

One of the oldest farms in the foothills of Franschhoek is Boekenhoutskloof, founded in 1776 and means ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’. Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree and the figurehead of this farm is a ...

Groot Drakenstein Wine Tours & Tasting

Boschendal Wine Estate

Boschendal is situated in the Franschhoek Valley, an area meaning ‘little French corner’ where Huguenot settlers fled religious persecution and shared their winemaking skills leading to its status as a premier ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Haute Cabriere Wine Estate

Haute was granted to Pierre Jourdan, a French Huguenot farmer, in 1694. Haute Cabrière prides itself in its pioneering legacy and made the decision 28 years ago to focus on classic Chardonnay and Pinot Noir ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Anthonij Rupert Wines

A fine wine beneath the Drakenstein mountain of Franschhoek, lies L’Ormarins wine farm, home base to Anthonij Rupert Wines. The Cape of Good Hope Range pays tribute to the region’s wine heritage dating back 350 ...

Groot Drakenstein Wine Tours & Tasting

Allée Bleue Wine Estate

Allée Bleue Estate was founded as "Mere Rust" in 1690, but once current owners, Elke and Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin bought the farm, they changed the name to Allée Bleue (meaning ‘Avenue of Blue’ in French). Its ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

Grande Provence in the heart of Franschhoek, which was once known as Elephants Corner, can only be described as a luxurious experience of Cape Dutch splendour and fine wine. Its pioneer, French Protestant Pierre ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Haut Espoir Wine Estate

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 farm. Positioned on the slopes of the Groot Drakenstein Mountains, this 23 ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Holden Manz Wine Estate

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 1990s and after travelling to many world regions around the world, decide to ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

La Bri Wine Estate

Safely nestled in the Franschhoek Valley, La Bri is derived from the French word for ‘shelter’ or ‘refuge’. Robin Hamilton bought the Farm in 1997. At that time, their Wines were being made from La Bri grapes at ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm once formed part of the Huguenot Estate, La Cotte, which was granted in 1688 and still boasts the highest planted vineyards in the Cape. Once the Pickering family took ownership in 1965, ...

Franschhoek Wine Tours & Tasting

Colmant Cap Classique & Champagne

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 yet? After moving from Belguim to Franschhoek in 2005, French owner ...

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