Franschhoek

The French Hugenots came to this part of the Western Cape in the 17th century and the area has retained its distinctly French flair – in both wine production and culinary excellence. Situated in a fertile valley between towering mountains, the picturesque region produces prime examples of South Africa’s noble varietals – on the white side, this includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon, while on the red side explore the region’s Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Merlot. Plus, a number of South Africa’s premium Méthode Cap Classique wines also come from this region.