Whether you are a connoisseur with your own cellar or an enthusiastic newcomer to the wonderful world of wine, Franschhoek wine tasting offers a unique experience for wine lovers. Explore boutique wineries or experience a private tasting with an expert, with or without food pairings. Wine tasting in Franschhoek means a huge variety of wine to be sampled and enjoyed – from pink bubbly to red dessert wine, pinotage to grappa.
Wine-making has an illustrious 300-year old history in the Franschhoek Valley and the oldest family-owned wine farms are worth visiting for their quaint architecture and beautiful vineyards alone. Many wine estates are multi-faceted destinations offering museums, gardens, farm shops and restaurants as well as cellar tours and tastings. During your Franschhoek wine tasting experience, you’ll learn about the wine-making process and gain an understanding of what makes South African wine so special.
Franschhoek is known as the ‘Food and Wine Capital of South Africa’ and for good reason. Despite its tiny size, the town boasts an incredible range of cafés and restaurants with every style of food on offer from traditional English pub food to classic bistro fare, superb wood-fired pizzas to sushi. As befits the town’s Huguenot heritage, Franschhoek restaurants frequently feature French cuisine, alongside plenty of traditional and contemporary South African restaurants. All in all, this is an opportunity to taste a kaleidoscope of exciting flavours in a variety of Franschhoek restaurant settings.