- Taste award-winning wines
- Try a unique pairing of handmade cheese
- Family-friendly venue
This stylishly renovated, historic landmark provides guests with the perfect balance between rustic comfort and contemporary vitality. Situated at the entrance to the romantic village of Franschhoek, the estate offers stunning views of the vineyards, valley and mountains, ensuring the perfect setting for a great day out.
Enjoy wine tasting from the estate’s well-known brands including Franschhoek Cellar, Bellingham and Brampton. Pair your drink handmade cheese for a unique taste sensation. Rustic meals and wine tastings can be enjoyed in the fabulous gardens. Ideal for the whole family, childminders are also available to watch the little ones while you relax and take in the full splendour of the estate.
Built in 1920 by the founder of Stellenbosch Winery’s, John Winshaw. By 1945, a group of local farmers from the estate started selling their wines under the brands of Franschhoek Cellar, Franschhoek Vineyards, and La Cotte. Their wines became more established, providing them the opportunity to transform the estate into a tasting venue and eatery. In 1995, the estate became Franshhoek Cellars, an independent company with 32 shareholders. Today, Franschhoek Cellar boasts beautiful country-style accommodation in the Rose & Protea Cottages, sophisticated venues for functions, quality wine tastings and rustic cuisine in breath-taking surrounds.
The Franschhoek Cellar
Advice for visitors
This is a fantastic venue for parents with small kids. The young ones can tire themselves out in the enclosed, covered, play area while adults enjoy peace of mind at lunch in the gardens or wine tasting in the tasting room. The kitchen opens from 11:00, so come hungry and couple your wine tasting with wholesome food and delicious treats. Try the burger topped with tomato chilli jam – it is highly recommended! If wine is not your thing, then there is always the Brampton Bar and Beer Garden. Situated within The Platform, beer enthusiasts can enjoy artisanal beer while their partners sip on award-winning wines. The estate has an premium lounge for larger groups or events, and offers an exclusive wine and food pairing. The estate is perfectly suited for either a glorious South African summer day or a cosy, winter afternoon.
Did you know
The Franschhoek Cellar hosts live music events featuring local talent from bands like Freshly Ground and Prime Circle, to emerging solo artists like Matthew Mole and The Voice SA 2016 winner, Richard Stirton. Whatever the entertainment, guests are guaranteed to enjoy a buzzing atmosphere.