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Art, wine and more in Franschhoek this October

Franschhoek Wine Valley is home to award-winning wines, internationally acclaimed restaurants, exquisite art and a range of cultural and outdoor offerings. This October, make the most of your visit as it coincides with Art Franschhoek and the Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival.
Franschhoek Wine Valley will host Art & Wine Franschhoek as well as the Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival this October. | Source: Supplied.
Franschhoek Wine Valley will host Art & Wine Franschhoek as well as the Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival this October. | Source: Supplied.

Over the years, research has shown that Franschhoek attracts many high-end visitors to the Cape, many of whom include art loving tourists.

This has allowed the industry to adapt locally with 19 galleries in Franschhoek - such as Ebony/Curated and Everard Read - to showcase world-class exhibitions on a regular basis.

Art & Wine in Franschhoek


From 22 to 24 October, visitors to Franschhoek will be treated to a weekend of art appreciation as galleries open their doors for this year’s Art & Wine in Franschhoek.

The weekend is dedicated to showcasing some of their spectacular works of arts and exhibitions as well as highlighting the diversity of the galleries in and around Franschhoek, offering both the connoisseur as well as the amateur exquisite artworks to view in a non-sterile space.

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This year, art enthusiasts will have a slightly different experience as the participating galleries will be partnering up with a wine farm, restaurant and accommodation establishment to allow for a more diverse cultural offering.

Art enthusiasts can choose to leisurely browse the galleries situated along the village’s main road and within comfortable walking distance from each other. Alternatively, visitors can choose to view the artworks on display at some of the wine farms which include The Gallery at Grande Provence and La Motte Museum.

Joining these galleries in this year’s line-up include Art in the Yard, Ebony/Curated Bordeaux House, Everard Read Gallery, Oink At Farm Sanctuary SA and Artemis.

The Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival


Not only will visitors be treated to exquisite artworks. With Franschhoek being in full bloom during this time, the valley’s gardens are also spectacular sights to behold.

Over the weekend of 29 to 31 October, garden fanatics and nature lovers will be able to view some of the valley’s breathtaking gardens at the annual Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival. The gardens range from small village gardens to beautiful large farm gardens.

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This year, there are 10 gardens on show. Tickets cost R200 per person to view all of the gardens on show and are valid for the entire weekend and can be purchased from La Motte Wine Estate or the NG Church Hall in Franschhoek.
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