Spring has finally arrived in the Franschhoek Valley and as winter’s chill makes way for warmer weather, there’s no better time to get out and explore our town’s plentiful charms.
As the Western Cape gradually awakens from its annual hibernation, the valley’s social schedule slowly begins hotting up, paving the way for balmy spring days and languid celebrations.
With temperatures still far from scorching, September is one of the best months to experience Franschhoek in all its al fresco glory.
And in case you needed an additional excuse to visit, here are just a few of the exciting events you can look forward to as we step into spring:
Franschhoek Uncorked Festival
16-17 September 2017
Bid winter farewell and embrace the warmer seasons in true French style. The annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival is all about celebrating the splendour of spring while treating your palate to a wide assortment of South Africa’s finest wines.
Head to the valley and sample the season’s new releases as well as your all-time favourite blends. Whether you’re a novice, a fully-fledged wine connoisseur or just someone with an appreciation for good wine, this is a festival you won’t want to miss.
Freshly Ground at the Franschhoek Cellar
17 September 2017
Sit back, relax and listen to the magical sounds of one of South Africa’s most acclaimed music groups. Freshly Ground successfully marries the infectious kwela style and musical traditions from Zimbabwe and Mozambique with pop, blues, jazz and indie rock elements.
Enjoy classic hits like “Doo Be Doo” while soaking up the spring sunshine in the Franschhoek Valley.
The Loire Expression (Chenin Blanc) at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
29 September 2017
Grab hold of that festive summer feeling a little bit earlier this year and treat your taste buds to a feast of fine cuisine. The Loire Expression takes place in the elegant setting of Grande Provence and promises to bring you a taste experience to remember.
Choose between a two- or three-course lunch, each served with a complimentary bottle of Grande Province wine per couple. Up the romance and the decadence in the Franschhoek Valley this season.