Franschhoek, South Africa
About the Winery
The town of Franschhoek derives its name from the French Huguenot families who were allocated farms in the Oliphantshoek (Elephants Corner) valley in about 1690. Some of these Huguenots were experienced viticulturists and established the tradition of wine-making in the valley.
Franschhoek Vineyards was founded in 1945 by a group of local grape farmers to vinify their grapes on a co-operative basis. Today, the cellar has around 82 independent producers and shareholders. The wines offer excellent value for money and the winery produces wines of a consistently high standard year in and year out.
Drinking Window (Advisory)
As ideal with food as it is without but try with poultry, pork and creamy pasta dishes.