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Franschhoek Uncorked Festival 2018

Posted on the September 10th, 2018

Occurring annually, the two-day Franschhoek Uncorked festival has become a firm favourite among locals and visitors alike. Providing a unique opportunity to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, guests are invited to go from estate to estate sampling exciting new releases as well as other popular wines from their range.

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival 2018

 

When and Where?

This year’s Uncorked festival will be taking place on the 15th and 16th of September 2018 11 AM – 4 PM each day. Tickets are available from Webtickets at a cost of R150 for a full weekend pass while under 18’s are free.

The various events will be taking place in the main town of Franschhoek as well as a host of satellite wine farms from familiar and well-known to newly discovered and flourishing.

For a breakdown of the vineyards taking part and a corresponding map, click here.

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival 2018

What’s in Store?

Aside from enjoying various red, white, rosé and MCC fruits of the vine at their respective wineries, there are also some fun, themed tastings, bespoke meals, live music, and some traditional lawn games that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Although themed towards those over the age of 18, Franschhoek Uncorked is still a family-friendly event with activities suited to each member of your group such as art exhibitions, flower bulb markets, vineyard tours and much more.

While this event is fantastic for the entire family to enjoy, it also enables visitors to the area an opportunity to stay in some of the lovely local hotels and B&B’s. As Franschhoek is known as the culinary capital of South Africa, Franschhoek Uncorked is the perfect opportunity to try some of the highly acclaimed restaurants in and around this vibrant town – if you’re not too full from the day’s events of course!

Franschhoek Uncorked festival

Located on the outskirts of the town, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle during this fun-filled weekend. Le Franschhoek’s 3 restaurants ensure you need not venture too far to enjoy various culinary delights during your stay. With a delightful on-site spa, indulge in a relaxing treatment between festival activities to truly top off your weekend away.

Contact Le Franschhoek by either visiting our website, emailing us at reservations@lefranschhoek.co.za, or call us at 021 876 8900.

 

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