Franschhoek Life June 2022

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The newly opened Deux Lions offers an authentic menu reflecting the seasonality & availability of fresh produce for a flavourful and visual experience.

Boschendal Farm Citrus Festival is a tribute to all things citrus! Enjoy an orchard picking experience and picnic to celebrate the citrus season.

In honour of Youth Month, the Taalmuseum and musician Luna Paige offer a free workshop on Afrikaans protest poetry. Participants have a chance to create their own poems and lyrics, set to music.



Unlock a New World of Wine at The Wine Hive

A challenging two years has fast-tracked business ventures, and NOMOYA is one of these success stories. NOMOYA World PTY Ltd was established in 2021 by marketing professional Michela Sfiligoi, Agronomist Attilio Dalpiaz, and Viticulturist Talia Engelbrecht. With their accumulative wine knowledge invested here, wine lovers have lots to look forward to! As Michela and Attilio are Italian, albeit now rooted in South Africa, their future endeavours include reviving Italian cultivars, seeking out old vines and focusing on adding popular and niche varietals to the Nomoya brand. Their passion is infectious, and the hungry-to-learn-Talia is already getting acquainted with the Italian language as she is about to learn more of the fascinating grape varieties hailing from there! a rotating the wine offering which will include wines from New Zealand, France, and others joining the Hive. It will be educational and entertaining to visit for all and guests can take some of the gems home too. Of course there needs to be food, and Attilio believes that is the way to keeping things buzzing! Simplicity is key and people can enjoy artisanal cold meats and cheeses with their wine.

Not having a tasting room, of their own, the trio thought out of the box and have recently opened The Wine Hive in the historic town of Paarl. “We called it The Wine Hive as a beehive is always buzzing with excitement, and these creatures also represent sustainability. We believe this is bringing a new chapter to the town where we celebrate our wines and other great South African and International wines,” says Michele.

The Wine Hive is open for business, come and be part of all the possibilities.

Talia added that visitors could look forward to more with an extensive Italian and South African wine offering with

Franschhoek Mystery Weekends


Imagine an all-inclusive winelands getaway, where your weekend has been meticulously planned for you from check in to check out. Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends hold the promise of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence. Your all-encompassing weekend includes all that Franschhoek is known for luxurious accommodation, award-winning wines, gourmet cuisine and bespoke experiences. Ideally suited to couples seeking time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You won’t need to book a single thing as it is all taken care of for you. Your experience starts with an exclusive (and unconventional) check in event planned for all guests. Mingle over a glass of wine before opening your special Mystery Weekend box, which contains all of the exciting details as to where you’ll be staying, dining, experiencing, including a fun and informal evening where you are welcomed to the valley in true Franschhoek fashion. All COVID-19 protocols will be in place throughout the weekend. Although most of your weekend is pre-planned there is ample time to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the village to browse the local market, art galleries, artisanal chocolate shops and bespoke boutique ateliers.

Choose between two fabulous packages (categorized according to accommodation offerings) · ULTIMATE (R8 650 per couple) The crème de la crème of accommodation in the valley. · SUPERIOR (R6 350 per couple) Stylish boutique hotels and guest houses. The cost per couple includes the following: Two nights’ accommodation; Breakfast daily; A surprise event on the Friday night; Dinner on the Saturday night; Lunch on the Sunday; a selection of fun filled bespoke Franschhoek experiences which will be revealed upon your check and are guaranteed to be memorable. The confirmed dates for this year’s Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are 3 to 5 June; 26 to 28 August, with the final weekend set for 30 September to 2 October. For bookings or queries please contact mysteryweekend@


For bookings contact us on +27(0)21 876 3386 or book online at



Durbanville Wine Valley Unveils Landmark Sauvignon Blanc

The inaugural vintage of a milestone Sauvignon Blanc wine has been released by the 13 wineries of the Durbanville Wine Valley that supplied the wine for its making. While collaborations of this scale are rare, it is the region’s reputation for pioneering and awardwinning Sauvignon Blanc that makes this an outstanding contribution to the pantheon of South African wine. The cool, two ocean-influenced climate of the Durbanville Wine Valley is ideal for the slow and flavourful development of wine grapes, particularly Sauvignon Blanc. Award-winning wineries Diemersdal and Durbanville Hills were contributors to the collaboration wine, simply named Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc, along with Altydgedacht, Bloemendal, Canto, D’Aria, De Grendel, Groot Phesantekraal, Klein Roosboom, Maastricht, Meerendal, Nitida and Signal Gun. Its final production was entrusted to veteran winemaker Charles Hopkins and Morgan Steyn of De Grendel. Contributing to the project were leading industry service providers Inbox Packaging, RAM Labels and the company that realised its Franschhoek Life Pub with overprint.pdf



standout appearance – Bravo Design. The label highlights the many facets of Durbanville, including the vineyards as centrepiece alongside proteas with surrounding images, a nod to the region’s Dutch heritage as well as the Delft-blue rendering. The 2022 Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc shows typical character of a young, unwooded Durbanville Sauvignon Blanc that has preserved defining aromas and flavours, a sublime wine ambassador for the region and indeed, South Africa. The wine sells for around R110/bottle. For more information about Durbanville Wine Valley, or purchases visit












The Wagyu Experience The Wagyu Experience is a family farm where farm dreams become reality. Visitors are welcome to the Wagyu Experience Farm, where you can shop Wagyu Beef products, interact with and feed the friendly and loving cattle, all while enjoying a taste of farm life!

The Wagyu Experience boasts a herd with the best genetics and this superior livestock, ensures that top-quality and pristinely marbled wagyu beef products are brought from the farm to its customers. The Wagyu Experience Deli is open Monday to Sunday, where you can purchase the Wagyu Beef Products, sit down for a Wagyu tasting, indulge in Wagyu Beef Platters with wine or a Wagyu Beer on Tap or even just grab a delicious cup of Coffee and let the kids roam! The Wagyu Experience farm, hosts specialised events throughout the year, with live music and a customised Wagyu Menu for each event. From Friday to Sunday, private events and functions are catered for too. The Wagyu Experience is a place where you can relax, be outdoors and have an experience with a world-famous delicacy – Wagyu Beef. A proud member of Wagyu South Africa, with an established Certified Wagyu Beef Program (CWB) which aims to ensure the integrity of the South African Wagyu beef supply chain and to assure the end customer of product reliability and quality.

Join us at the Old Road Wine Co. and taste our new winter menu! Opening Hours: Monday: 10h00 - 18h00 Tuesday - Sunday: 10h00 - 20h00 Tel: 021 271 0379 Old Road Wine Co. Huguenot Road R45, Franschhoek *Closed on selected Public Holidays

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Welcome to Franschhoek Cellar

Inspired by over 350 years of winemaking tradition and heritage, Franschhoek Cellar is home to a vibrant and intriguing range of wines including whites, reds, and celebrated Cap Classique, all of which evoke a sense of history.

The on-site restaurant, Franschhoek Cellar Kitchen serves delicious café style lunches, locally sourced cheese platters and is open daily. Also on offer is a wide selection of specially curated wine tastings, locally sourced deli goods, and a supervised kid’s playground, which means fun for the whole family! Guests can opt to stay over at one of two luxury cottages, Rose and Protea, the perfect central base from which to explore the Franschhoek Valley and Cape Winelands. Located close to the working cellar and overlooking the breathtaking mountain vistas, a convenient point to explore the fine Franschhoek restaurants, attractions, and shops. For relation and unwinding, there are an array of experiences are on offer from the doorstep. Franschhoek Cellar also has a selection of unique event venues to suit every occasion, from weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, year-end corporate groups to intimate gatherings. The Venue, is one of the largest spaces in the Valley and can accommodate 350 guests cocktail style and 220 seated. Soft lighting and earthy decor create a warm ambience – the neutral colour palette provides the perfect canvas for any decor. The Platform Bar & Bistro boasts exquisite mountain and vineyard vistas. Fashioned around an old railway platform and re-modelled to mimic a train carriage, this welcoming space with air conditioning in summer and fireplaces in winter, is perfect for celebrations of any kind and can host up to 80 guests. Franschhoek Cellar is a beautiful asset to the Franschhoek wine route, combining the charms of leisurely country life with the elegance of a worldclass venue to suit every need. Visit | | 021 876 2086.

Two In A Bush Honoured with Best Product Award Two in a Bush iced tea cordials were honoured the BEST PRODUCT award at the recent KAMERS/Makers held in Pretoria. To be selected as the best product out of 170 makers with thousands of products on offer at the market, “is both humbling and a nice pat on the back too” says co-founders Marie-Louise Oosthuizen and Hetta van Deventer-Terblanche. Experience and passion to source the best local ingredients have combined to create something truly unique. Most of us know and understand food and beverages, but there are few and far between non-alcoholic refreshments and cordials that are great tasting and low in sugar available on the market. These two creators have found and filled the gap, producing a natural alternative with no added sugar, no preservatives, no artificial additives but all the taste- and good for you too! Two in a Bush was born during lockdown, when the beloved hospitality industry was on its knees. The power duo sought to create a drink packed with flavour to be enjoyed guilt-free. KAMERS/Makers is South Africa’s biggest pop-up retail market. Everything on offer is made by proudly South

African creative talent and innovative product ideas that are exclusive, creative and retail focused, while offering a nurturing environment and safe space for small businesses to grow. KAMERS/Makers has, over almost two decades, built an extraordinary community of creative artisans. It is a platform for sharing and collaborating, supporting each other through honesty, tolerance and understanding, and believing in all of our ability and creative talent. Many makers have used this platform to build successful businesses. Launched last year, the product is making waves in the industry … ”with this award, we now know that other people enjoy Two in a Bush as much as we do!” Visit for online purchases and some great recipe ideas.

New Look Deux Lions

Established in 2020 under the new ownership of La Bourgogne Farm. Surrounded by 360 degrees of mountain scenery, towering oak trees, and a quaint stream, the newly renovated Deux Lions is ready to welcome guests. Olive groves, plum orchards, and vineyards, along with a tastefully styled restaurant and seasonal menu, are just some of the features that will ensure a memorable experience at Deux Lions. Deux Lions is also a producing olive farm! Pressing their own olives the farm offers guests olive oil tastings, with a selection of products showcasing the fresh produce from the farm available for purchase. The team are excited about what the future holds, with a new range of wines to be released soon, wine tastings will be offered as part of the visitor experience in the coming months. Guests of Deux Lions will connect through the wine, olive oils, olives and a world-class culinary experience. You are invited to Deux Lions to experience Barefoot Luxury, where quality and comfort meet with warm, friendly service.





Explore your creative side, using fresh fynbos and citrus elements from the farm to create a centrepiece worthy of any table. Includes a soil to fork lunch celebrating our citrus fare. R1350 pp.



This winter, join the La Motte team for a wine tasting and stay for a delicious bowl of soup, served with farm-baked bread. Enjoy with our suggested wine pairing or choose your favourite La Motte wine. R85 per person for soup and bread.

Join us for the 5th Franschhoek Cellar Film Quiz at the Franschhoek Theatre. Ten teams of two, get to test their film knowledge against each other in seven fun-filled rounds. Wine prizes from Franschhoek Cellar for the top three teams. R150 pp | Wed 15 June 2022 | 18h30




Join our experts for a day filled with learning the best tips and tricks of how to work with these zesty fruits to bring out their unique flavours. Includes a soil to fork lunch celebrating our citrus fare. R1385 per person and includes all material and a soil to fork lunch.

Our picnic pods accommodate between 4-8 people, decked with blankets, pillows & hot water bottles to keep you warm. With breath-taking views, the experience will leave you wanting to come back for more.



LUNCH AT DEUX LIONS Deux Lions open for Lunch Tue-Sun 12h0016h30. Dinner Fri and Sat 17:00-21:00.

Monday to Saturday, 11h00-16h00.

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Did you know Boschendal’s lemon orchards are certified organic? From 15 June to end July we celebrate citrus season and the bounty of our farm every Saturday. Guests will be picked up at 10h00,12h00 and 14h00 for an orchard picking experience followed by a picnic. R670 per single basket (incl. 1kg of citrus to take home). Cash bar will be available. INFO






In honour of Youth Month, the Taalmuseum and musician Luna Paige offer a free workshop on Afrikaans protest poetry. Participants will discuss the works of Adam Small, Breyten Breytenbach, Patrick Pietersen and Lynthia Julius where after they can create their own poems and lyrics, set to music. Daily, the restaurant at the Taalmonument offers hearty food and perfectly clear winter views of the peninsula and mountains.


Available from 1 June – 31 September 2022 12h30-16h30 R545 per basket, for 2 people sharing R159 per kiddies basket

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SAVE THE DATE FRANSCHHOEK CELEBRATES BASTILLE Franschhoek is Celebrating Bastille after a two year hiatus, on the 16th and 17th of July, taking place in the main road of Franschhoek, with all things French inspired. Dress up in your finest red, white and blue, not forgetting your beret, as you soak all that Franschhoek has to offer – great wines, delicious food and superb hospitality. INFO




Reflective, restorative yoga sessions every weekend morning with a trained yogi. Live the calmness and tranquillity of the farm under the Oak trees overlooking the gardens and breathe in the fresh winelands air as you enrich your mind and body with the empowering practice of yoga. 25 slots are available on each Saturday and Sunday morning. Sessions are from 08h00-09h00, on the lawns outside Manor House or the Olive Press Stoep. Bookings reservations@

LOVE IT & WEAR IT, AGAIN & AGAIN! Cape Town Vintage Store – For perfectly preloved classics, leathers & vintage wear for both men & women, find this gem of a store every Saturday at the Franschhoek Village market or visit their online store.


Fresh and crisp, the palate is a mix of citrus, green apple and floral notes with salty mineral undertones. Rich in fruited notes, it smoothly progresses to hints of herbs, grapefruit and flowers. On the palate, it begins smoothly, but with considerable complexity, enlivened by a brilliant acidity that gives it depth and extension. Being put into barrel, adds complexity to the wine, steering the wine to more stone fruit notes. The Vermentino pairs beautifully with seafood, light, tasty pastas dishes as well as soft cheeses. R240 per bottle.


Codes change, fashions come and go, but love remains timeless. In natural titanium or total matte black, the Move collection – with the House’s signature design – is the ideal gift to treat yourself or a significant other on a special occasion, ideal for Father’s Day or a birthday.

COME TOGETHER THE BEATLES COVERED/ UNCOVERED 15 - 25 June 2022 at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay

The Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy’s exuberant, energetic and entertaining dance production for 2022, where a host of top South African choreographers will uncover the stories behind some of the Fab’ Four’s greatest hits! No age restriction. Tickets sold in pairs. R250 pp Bookings come_together___the_beatles_covered_ uncovered/7185530


BLEU DE CHANEL PARFUM POUR HOMME An intensely woody aromatic fragrance that opens with freshness and then lingers with a precious accord illuminated by New Caledonian sandalwood. An intensely masculine signature that denotes fulfilment and self-confidence.

BLEU DE CHANEL Parfum is now available in a refillable, travel-friendly Twist and Spray, a perfectly elegant combination of technical and practical. The ideal format for travel or after sport, you can take it with you wherever you go.



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LUXURY. TRANQUILITY. COMFORT Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock is a small, luxury hotel unlike any other. Where the atmosphere of a bygone era brings a sense of gracious, unhurried living. The Grande Roche Hotel is a celebrated historical monument turned 5 star hotel boasting beautiful gardens and innovative cuisine at the new restaurant at Grande Roche in the Manor House of the Grande Roche Estate. Overlooking vineyards and mountains, the Grande Roche Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the Cape, relax at the pools, and take in the glory of the Cape winelands. +27 (0) 21 863 5100

UNWIND THIS WINTER AT ONE&ONLY SPA A tranquil enclave in the vibrant city and a wonderful escape from day-to-day life.





Country Grand embraces a free-spirited countryside café culture, nestled high on the steep south-west facing slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains, which tempers the sun, flaunting her majestic views of the famous landmarks of Franschhoek. With iconic style and playful luxury, Country Grand captures the quintessential charm and colloquial effervescence of the vineyards while offering a quaint and relaxing escape, ‘a world away’ in the Franschhoek mountain.

Contact details: (e) (t) +27 (0) 21 569 9352


Address: Dieu Donne Vineyards, Uitkyk Street, Franschhoek, South Africa








Discover the vast & pristine beauty of the Elephant Coast

Take a trip to see the mighty Victoria Falls while staying on a secluded island

Enjoy exciting Big 5 wildlife encounters in the renowned Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park


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Award-Winning Johannesburg Airport Hotel

Providing convenience, style and all the upscale facilities you’d expect from an award-winning hotel, the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel offers travellers a truly memorable stay. The hotel provides guests a host of services and facilities. Explore Gauteng’s City of Gold, Johannesburg, with art galleries, museums and shops nearby. While games reserves are an easy transfer away for an authentic South African safari holiday. The hotel also offers event space, from boardrooms for four to a banquet venue for 25. A state of the art fitness centre with modern Technogym machines is the ideal place to work out before or after a flight. Guests can retreat to the indoor heated pool for relaxation and rejuvenation. The pool is perfect for an early morning swim or to revitalize your body after a long-haul flight. Visitors are also welcome to enjoy a unique, elegant and memorable fine dining experience at Quills Restaurant with a choice of many dishes from African cuisine to international favourites. Immerse yourself in Stories Of The Intercontinental Life … Escape the everyday by taking a multi-sensory journey. Excite your curiosity, offer new perspectives, and take your imagination to places you’d never expect at a time when you long to roam the most. For reservations visit

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