Franschhoek boasts some of SA’s ‘top 100’ restaurants and has become known as the Country’s Culinary Capital, providing visitors with an unforgettable dining experience. There are more award-winning restaurants concentrated in this small town than all of South Africa. The town is also home to the legendary Franschhoek Bastille Festival, the Franschhoek Cap Classique & Champagne Festival as well as its food and wine route. The galleries and shops in the quaint main street provides hours of interesting browsing and shopping.
Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are the key grape varieties in this region, and make for full-bodied red wines. The region is associated to producing Cap Classique sparkling wine produced mainly form Chardonnay- Pinot Noir blends.