Join us for award-winning wine, rustic cuisine, and breathtaking surrounds.

The Franschhoek Cellar, a beautiful asset to the Franschhoek wine route, combines the charms of leisurely country life with the elegance of a world class venue.

Enjoy wine tastings paired with Belgian chocolate or handmade cheese. Dine on alfresco style lunches in our fabulous garden, or sip on an artisanal beer in our bistro & beer garden.

The Franschhoek Cellar has a special selection of unique event venues within the space to ensure we host your most memorable occasion.

Enjoy our refreshing wines and wholesome food

Join us for a wine tasting with the optional pairing of handmade chocolate or cheese, or have a hearty lunch overlooking the vineyards with moreish snacks, premium coffee, and fresh cakes.

Brampton Wine Studio

The Franschhoek Cellar houses Brampton Wine, one of South Africa’s eponymous lifestyle wine brands offering a range of up-front, fruit-driven wines with a strong and vibrant character.

Bernard premium lounge

The Bernard Premium Lounge is a stylish and sophisticated setting used for formal tastings of the Bernard Series - a small selection of award-winning ‘hand-crafted’ wines.

Stay at The Franschhoek Cellar

Rose & Protea Cottages are situated at the bottom of the premises, adjacent to our working wine cellar. Both cottages have been remodelled and designed to suit the contemporary chic styling of the venue above them.

The Franschhoek Cellar is situated at the gateway to Franschhoek – a romantic village known for its French Huguenot heritage - in one of the most scenic wine valleys in the world.

The wine estate was built in 1920 by the legendary John Winshaw, founder of Stellenbosch Farmers’ Winery, but became the property of the Castle Wine and Brandy Company in 1930 when Winshaw’s winemaking business faltered in the great depression.

In 1945, a group of local farmers of the Franschhoek Co-op Wine Cellar started selling their wines under the brands of Franschhoek Cellar, Franschhoek Vineyards, and La Cotte. When construction of the winery completed in 1947, the co-operative cellar eventually bought the derelict Castle Wine and Brandy Company building as a storage facility, transforming it into a tasting venue and eatery in 1985.

In 1995, the co-op became Franschhoek Cellars, an independent company with 32 shareholders, and was purchased by DGB in 2008. In 2014, the building was totally transformed into a sophisticated tasting venue housing several wine brands and offering various eating options.


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