As 14 store robberies have been tallied in the Western Cape since September 21 this year, footage of a robbery at a jewellery store in Franschhoek is gaining traction as thousands have viewed the video clip online. Watch.

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Gallery cancels 'shocking' exhibit

2011-11-29 10:42

The exhibition of a student artist has been pulled from a Franschhoek gallery after she posed nude and tore pages from a Bible.

Chanel wanted to leave husband

2010-07-25 10:33

It has been reported that the murdered Chanel du Toit was planning to leave her husband, Johan du Toit, because he was cheating on her with one of her best friends.

Von Ortloff Wines

2009-05-21 13:27

The Von Ortloff name originates in 1686 with the family being raised to the peerage in 1866. Georg and Evi Schlichtmann, owners of Von Ortloff, have a direct link to this illustrious history with Evi being the granddaughter of Dr. Max Kurt von Ortloff.


2009-10-19 11:12

From its home base on historic L?Ormarins wine farm beneath the jagged peaks of the Groot Drakenstein mountain in Franschhoek, Anthonij Rupert Wines has cast its net wide, across the length and breadth of the Cape winelands, in search of what it takes to make the finest wines this corner of the winemaking world has to offer. The Anthonij Rupert Wines philosophy of matching variety to site, to produce the highest quality of fruit, with no commitment spared to capture that quality in a bottle...

Chamonix Wines

2009-10-14 14:29

Cape Chamonix Wine Farm produces a range of premium wines that capture the essence and splendour of the estate. Chamonix also produces export fruit, and a superior German-style schnapps. A range of flavoured spring waters and a variety of bar mixers is bottled from the spring deep within the mountains on the farm.

My Wyn

2009-05-21 13:03

My Wyn is best described in the context of wine production as "small is beautiful." From the smallest cellar, overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, Jacoline Haasbroek produces 2000 bottles p.a., enjoyed by a following from across the globe. My Wyn's main focus is on Shiraz and Viognier, but not being trained as a winemaker, Jacoline makes a learning wine every vintage with 2007 and 2008 being a Sauvignon Blanc.

La Vigne Wine Estate

2009-10-19 11:27

It is known that classical music changes the molecules of water in a harmonic way. As wine is more than 80% water, we do believe that playing classical music in our cellar changes our wines in a positive way. Our first Musical Wine, - the Edvard Grieg Edition 2006 is now ready to be tasted - Besides playing classical music to the wines, our winemaking follows a traditional approach with the emphasis on strict quality-control to all parts of the wine-production process.

Rickety Bridge Winery

2009-10-21 12:40

Situated on the outskirts of Franschhoek, the wine and food capital of South Africa, the Rickety Bridge Boutique Winery and Country Manor House nestle against the hillside overlooking vineyards and the magnificent Wemmershoek Mountains. Rickety Bridge is a historic property dating back to 1694 and the first French Huguenot farms established in Franschhoek.

Graham Beck Wines Franschhoek

2009-10-16 12:51

When you drive on the R45 gateway towards Franschhoek, you can't help but slow down to gaze at the magnificent Graham Beck Wine Cellars on your right. An imposing structure rises above lush gardens with tinkling fountains and signature Edouardo Villa statues against the backdrop of the imposing Franschhoek mountains. Enter the doors to the most super-stylish, custom-made wine tasting and sales facility in the Franschhoek valley and be treated to an exceptional experience.


Branson buys luxury Franschhoek estate

2014-04-14 15:48

Richard Branson’s worldwide luxury collection of retreats has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase a luxury estate in Franschhoek.

Ben Kingsley spotted in SA

2011-04-02 16:15

Ben Kingsley has been spotted having lunch at La Petite Ferme restaurant in Franschhoek.

Klein Genot Wine & Country Estate

2009-10-19 10:31

Established in Franschhoek, South Africa in 2000, Klein Genot proudly rolled out its maiden harvest of red varietals in 2007 with just over 20 hectares of vineyards and the intention of creating young, modern wines. The new, purpose built Klein Genot cellar is scheduled to open its doors to an eager public in December 2008, also offering a restaurant and function facilities. Klein Genot's soil consists mainly of beautifully fertile rocky and dark loam that has excellent water retention capa...

Al Fresco Dining and spectacular views at Anthonij Rupert Estate

2013-11-11 10:20

The Terra del Capo Tasting Room, situated in Franschhoek, can look forward to Italian Dolce Vita experience.

Dieu Donne Vineyards

2009-10-16 11:04

Dieu Donne is a boutique winery, overlooking the Franschhoek valley with some of the most fabulous vistas of the Winelands. We invite you to come and enjoy our wines while watching the magnificent scenery.

Bellingham Wines

2009-10-22 09:47

Bellingham is synonymous with the finest wines in South Africa. With a history firmly rooted in the winelands of the Cape, the first vines were planted in the virgin soil of the beautiful Franschhoek valley more than 350 years ago. Since then, generations of Bellingham winemakers have toiled the earth, nurtured the vines and carefully crafted wines of great diversity and character. The Bellingham tradition has always boldly pioneered new trends to stay at the cutting-edge of crafting fine ...

La Chaumière Wine Estate

2009-05-21 12:29

La Chaumiere, the producer of La Chimere wines,is a small wine estate lying at the heart of Franschhoek village in the Western Cape winelands with vineyards gently sloping down to the valley floor.This boutique estate specializes in producing a limited output of Chardonnay and Shiraz wines from its own grapes in its own recently built winery,using French oak for fermentation and maturation.

Mont Michele

2009-05-21 12:55

It all started in 1958, when Billy and Joy Kruger bought property near Franschhoek. Michelle, their daughter met her future husband Johan at school there. After some years away, Michelle and Johan bought their own property near Franschhoek, which they called Mont Michele. The first red wine produced at Mont Michele Cellar is called ?Circle of Joy?, to commemorate Michelle?s late mother Joy and the closing of the circle which had begun 50 years before.

La Couronne Wine Estate

2009-10-19 11:21

La Couronne is much more than a wine estate or a wineland experience... it is a venue of magical proportions... for families, tourists and wine connoisseurs. It is the perfect venue for functions and weddings. The La Couronne Wine estate combines international flair with the outstanding wine making heritage that Franschhoek is so well-known for.

Topiary Wines

2009-05-21 13:25

Topiary Wines is Franschhoek's newest boutique winery, nestle between the Wemmershoek, Groot Drakenstein and Simonsberg Mountains. A tasting room with magnificent ambience, great views and superb wines is available for tasting, cellar tours and wine purchases.

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