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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.
Rose & Protea Cottages are situated at the bottom of the premises, adjacent to our working wine cellar. Both cottages have been newly renovated and designed to suit the contemporary chic styling of the venue above them.
The self-catering homes each sleep 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children from age 10, and have been designed to think of every detail that will ensure you have a relaxing stay while visiting Franschhoek.
Each cottage has a minibar stocked with a litre of milk and complimentary wine, tea and coffee making facilities, as well as DSTV and Wi-Fi access. This is the perfect place for the bride to get ready in or to relax in anticipation of her special day
The Franschhoek Cellar cottages is within walking distance to shops and restaurants.
JOIN US FOR AWARD-WINNING WINE, RUSTIC CUISINE, AND BREATHTAKING SURROUNDS.
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.
WINE & CHEESE PAIRING
Wines from The Franschhoek Cellar range are paired by winemaker JD Rossouw with specialty cheese hand-made by Truckles Traditional Cheese.
Wines include the tropical Statue de Femme Sauvignon Blanc, our rich and aromatic La Cotte Mill Chenin Blanc, the elegant and citrusy Our Town Hall Chardonnay, the soft and juicy Old Museum Merlot, the spicy Baker Station Shiraz, and our smooth Churchyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
The cheeses are also available for purchase at The Franschhoek Cellar, and feature traditional Boerenkaas (Dutch Farmhouse Gouda), Emmental, Fontina, six-month matured Gruyère, and Gorgonzola
WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING
Wines from the Franschhoek Cellar range are paired by winemaker J D Rossouw with handmade Belgian chocolates from Franschhoek’s own Huguenot Fine Chocolates for a fascinating complementary taste experience.
Wines include the tropical Statue de Femme Sauvignon Blanc, the fruity La Cotte Mill Chenin Blanc, the citrussy Our Town Hall Chardonnay, the soft Old Museum Merlot, the spicy Baker Street Shiraz, and the smooth Churchyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
The chocolates are also available for purchase at The Franschhoek Cellar and feature a rich, fruity green fig dark chocolate, dark chocolate coated apricot, cinnamon milk chocolate, pistachio and marzipan dark chocolate, natural strawberry flavoured dark chocolate, rich mocha milk chocolate, and a tangy lemon crème in dark Belgian chocolate.
FOUNDED ALONG THE SLOPES OF THE GROOT DRAKENSTEIN MOUNTAINS IN 1693, BELLINGHAM HAS BEEN THE HOME OF INTRIGUING WINES WITH THEIR OWN UNIQUE AND CHARMING CHARACTER FOR CENTURIES.
It was here, over three centuries ago, that virgin soil was tilled and the first vines planted. Since then, Bellingham’s viticulturists and winemakers have lovingly nurtured the vines and carefully crafted wines of great character.
Today the Bellingham wines are made at DGB’s cellar in Wellington by award-winning winemaker Niël Groenewald, but you can still visit the original Bellingham homestead in Franschhoek.
Brampton is one of South Africa’s eponymous lifestyle wine brands and the brand represents a range of up-front, fruit-driven wines with a strong, colourful personality, reflected in the modern and stylish packaging.
ENJOY FORMAL TASTINGS OF THE BERNARD SERIES IN A SOPHISTICATED SETTING.
The Bernard Series is a premium selection of award-winning wines that pays tribute to Bernard Podlashuk, the pioneer winemaker who established the Bellingham homestead outside Franschhoek in 1943.
These wines are handcrafted by winemaker Niël Groenewald from the finest and most unique soils, vineyards, barrel and blend selections, creating a distinctive and noble character.
THE BRAMPTON BAR & BEER GARDEN Situated within The Platform, it can hold up to 50 people
THE BISTRO situated within The Platform, it can hold up to 80 people
THE KITCHEN OPENS FROM 11H00 AND SERVES LIGHT SNACKS, LUNCHES, AND CAKES THROUGH THE DAY. THE FOOD IS WHOLESOME, HEARTY AND DELICIOUS!
Expect artisanal food using home-grown ingredients and fresh produce from local markets and suppliers in the valley. Excellent coffee from Terbodore Coffee Roasters in the Franschhoek valley is served throughout the venue.
VISITING WITH CHILDREN
Enjoy your tasting or lunch under the trees while your children play in the enclosed, covered play area.
We offer a special menu and fun activities for kids. Activities include drawing, building blocks, riding bikes, and playing on the jungle gym.
Our childminders will keep your children safe while you relax and take in the country air. Bring the kids for a relaxing day of family fun.
EVENTS including corporate functions, weddings and gala dinners – The Cellars cater for a wide variety of events at the different venues.
Venues at the Cellars:
BERNARD PREMIUM LOUNGE Ideal for an exclusive wine and food event for 20 people.
TASTING ROOM Spacious and open, very contemporary with exquisite mountain views for up to 100 people.
THE VENUE The main function space at The Franschhoek Cellar, it can seat 300 guests comfortably.
THE PLATFORM The newest space at The Franschhoek Cellar, cosy and inviting, with a restaurant section and separate bar area, it’s the ideal space for birthday celebrations or any event looking for an old school chic vibe, up to 80 people.
THE LAPA Situated at the bottom of the venue and overlooking the surrounding mountains it is completely private with own kitchen and conferencing facilities, as well as a thatched boma and undercover braai area for your typical South African experience. This space can take between 20 and 30 people.
THE GARDEN Our exquisitely manicured garden with water fountains can hold up to 100 people for a harvest table type lunch, or special celebration.
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 tasting, Belgian chocolate, handmade cheese, picnic style lunches in our fabulous gardens, or celebrate your perfect day in one of the most beautiful wedding venues in the Cape Province.
Address: Main Rd
Airconditioning / DSTV / Satellite TV / Fireplace in Room / Fridge / Freezer / Hair Dryer / Internet / WiFi Access / Laundry Service / Off-street Parking / Secure Parking / Tea Tray / TV
Children from age 10 is welcome staying in the cottages
Both Cottages consist of 2 x rooms
Each cottage have one shared bathoom
Each cottage have a double bed in the one room and 2 single beds in the 2nd room.
Each cottage also have a laptop friendly workspace
Bathroom amenities are provided
Towels & bedding are provided
50% deposit to confirm, balance 6 weeks prior to arrival.
Cancellation policy will be communicated to you with confirmation
High Season Dates:
High Season Rates:
R3240 per cottage per night - sleeps 4 persons