Franschhoek Mystery Weekends
Need some mystery and romance in your life? Then the Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are just for you. Plus, things are being changed up from previous experiences. This year’s mystery weekends will be themed!
This means that each Mystery Weekend will be suited around something uniquely Franschhoek; with wine and food as the inspiration.
Taking place over the weekend of 29 and 30 May, think: relaxation, delectable food and world-class wines. For just R3 500 per couple (self-drive), for the whole weekend, you’ll experience the best our little village has to offer.
How the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Works:
We - Franschhoek Wine Valley – randomly select a range of amazing Franschhoek experiences and create your unique couple Mystery Weekend Package. This means that you have no idea where you’re staying, where you’re eating or what other experiences are in store for you. How awesome!
Your Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Package includes the following:
Don’t miss out and book your Franschhoek Mystery Weekend today! Bookings close on Monday, 18 May.
For bookings or queries please contact Carmen Arendse on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two-day charcuterie course with Bread & Wine
Venue: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Môreson Farm, Franschhoek.
Cost: R5000 per person
Jewell & Co—headed by Charcutier Neil Jewell—will host a two-day charcuterie course where you’ll literally learn the whole hog, courtesy of South Africa’s Charcuterie King. Participants will also enjoy a delicious three-course lunch at Bread & Wine, paired with Môreson Wine.
The intimate, exclusive workshops cover the making of savoury French-style sausage, cooked and air-dried hams, blood sausage and more. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear Neil’s stories, ask him questions, and watch him demonstrate various butchering techniques.
Space is limited to just 12 participants, per course, so early bookings are essential! To book please contact Tina Jewell on 021 876 4004 or email email@example.com
Jewell & Co’s artisan charcuterie is available at: The Miss Molly Charcuterie Bar, through Garden Route Goodies, The Organic Emporium and various other outlets.
Neil’s Charcuterie Programme:
Neil’s Charcuterie Programme includes the following: Recipes for all the sausages, hams and other charcuterie produced and a Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant apron.
Workshop dates for 2015
25th & 26th June
6th & 7th August
20th & 21st August
10th & 11th September
Our recipe for Le Quartier Français
This year, 2015, we’re celebrating 25 years of #LQFlove. How do we do it? We have a very special recipe that makes Le Quartier Français the heartbeat of Franschhoek…
Equipment and utensils
Bread-making in the Winelands at Bread & Wine
A good baker will rise to the occasion, it’s the yeast he can do. So, learn from the best baker in town, Tina Jewell!
A bread-making experience at Bread & Wine restaurant on Môreson wine farm
Start at 09h30 sharp
To book your spot contact Tina on 021 876 4004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost per person R795.00 (excludes drinks)
The Franschhoek Wedding Showcase
Tying the knot soon? Love weddings? Then you won’t want to miss at the inaugural Franschhoek Wedding Showcase on 18 April 2015 at Le Franschhoek Hotel.
Additionally see some of our wedding accessories, ideas and more from B.gorgeous. We be running a competition on the day, so leave your business cards with us to enter the lucky draw and you could win Miss Molly Bubbly along with vouchers for B.Gorgeous!
There will also be Miss Molly Bubbly available for tasting on a complimentary basis.
The showcase will be open between 10am and 5pm and costs R80 per person entrance fee. Tickets are available from www.webtickets.co.za or on the day at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa.
And… win tickets to the Franschhoek Wedding Showcase! Enter online here. Entries close Thursday 9 April 2015
Plus: Adding an extra dash of excitement to the day will be the team from The Pretty Blog who will be presenting two mini workshops. Entitled ‘I’m engaged what now?’ these workshops will be the lifeline for all brides-to-be offering invaluable advise on organising your perfect dream wedding. Workshop 1: 10:00 – 12:30 Workshop 2: 13:30 – 16:00 *Both workshops will be exactly the same, including tips and Q&A about wedding planning. Cost: R 120 per person (includes entrance to the Franschhoek Wedding Showcase) Pre-book tickets online at www.webtickets.co.za
Mind, Food and Wine Weekend
Join us for a weekend of mind, food and wine this June.
In conjunction with Open Mind we’ll be hosting a special, one-of-a-kind experience that will aim to ‘exercise the brain’ while inspiring—and relaxing—you with food, wine, and luxurious accommodation.
Open Mind is an educational centre, based in Cape Town, which offers short courses for people who enjoy learning and want to enhance their general knowledge, without the stress of exams or homework. The courses are open to anyone who is interested in expanding their worldview and exploring fascinating topics through talks by professional experts.
Friday, 26 June 2015
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Sunday, 28 June 2015
The rates that will be honoured for the weekend are R 3900 per person (Friday & Saturday night). This is inclusive of the following: Accommodation at Le Quartier Francais; A tapas style dinner on the Friday night in The Living Room at Le Quartier Francais; Full breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday morning in The Living Room at Le Quartier Francais; 4 lectures.
Excluded would be meals not mentioned above, sundries, gratuities and any extras. Room allocation would be at the discretion of the management team.
For more info, or to book your spot, please email: email@example.com
Franschhoek receives the Service Excellence Award
In an awards ceremony held on 18 March at the Golden Valley Casino in Worcester, the Franschhoek Wine Valley was presented the Service Excellence Award at the Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards.
The Best Tourism-Related Event Award was presented to the ATKV-Oesfees at Solms-Delta, which stood out amongst the rest as a business entity hosting a special event, festival or other activity that attracts large crowds of visitors into the Cape Winelands.
In addition La Motte was presented with the Wine Tourism Destination of the Year Award. This award is bestowed upon a wine estate or distillery which offers a unique tourism experience.
‘We are humbled and honoured to receive the Service Excellence Award, and as a team who works hard at delivering on the criteria, we continue to keep Franschhoek and its offerings top of mind’, comments Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO Jenny Prinsloo. ‘We value the Cape Winelands Mayoral Award Programme, and would like to thank the Executive Mayor and the Cape Winelands District Municipality team for their continued support.’
More reasons to visit Franschhoek
Our beautiful valley, Franschhoek, has long been lauded as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa for its world-class restaurants and wineries. Discover unique local ingredients in seasonal dishes created by our region’s top chefs at: The Tasting Room, The Living Room, Bread & Wine, Foliage, La Motte and so on.
But there’s so much more: Franschhoek is a hub of culture with a jam-packed programme of festivals throughout the year, museums to visit and natural beauty to explore.
Plus, here are two more reasons to visit:
Our favourite local art gallery, is art, is located just across the road from us. Make time to also visit: Pierneef Museum, The Saol Art Museum, Dylan Lewis, and the Franschhoek Live Craft Centre.
10 Hotel Turndown Services You Can’t Refuse
And here’s our mention:
Summer dining overlooking our garden
Our Living Room is comprised of three spaces: The Garden Room, The Reading Room and the Lounge Bar; where you can tuck into scrumptious all day grazing, local wine and artisan cocktails.
New on the menu is this dish of summer tomatoes, baked Camembert bruschetta, with olives. We recommend you eat it overlooking our summer garden, with a glass of Môreson Chardonnay. The menu.
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