Welcome to the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival website!

Join Franschhoek as the wineries open their doors to #Braai4Heritagefhk at the annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, 26 to 27 September.

What better way to celebrate your heritage than over a glass of newly released Franschhoek wines paired with delicious food cooked over an open flame as Franschhoek prepares to Braai4Heritage.

Don’t miss out on special festival offerings – the perfect excuse to stock up on wine for the upcoming festive season!

Your Uncorked Weekend Pass, which costs R120 per person, allows you access to the participating farms as well as a complimentary tasting glass and free wine tastings. Pre-book through www.webtickets.co.za to avoid disappointment.                                 

For more info contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861 or visit www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za for further details and a list of participating farms.  For regular updates follow us on Twitter @Franschhoek_SA. 

Celebrate Spring in style at this year’s Protea Party

Be sure to diarise Saturday, 26 September, which marks the date for the annual Anthonij Rupert Estate Protea Party.

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The setting is a marquee, erected on the lawns of the Anthonij Rupert Tasting room, where you will dine under the stars with the majestic Drakenstein Mountains as your backdrop.

Make your way to the Estate by 18:30 pm to take advantage of the sun setting over the Franschhoek valley where you’ll be welcomed with a thirst quenching Protea Rosé cocktail.


A harvest style Winelands feast of fresh seasonal ingredients from the Franschhoek valley follows. A variety of delicious snacks, including skewers of roasted and marinated vegetables, beef empanadas & venison Carpaccio with rocket will kick off the feast. Slow roasted pork belly takes centre stage, served with roasted apples and a variety of other delicious accompaniments.

Round off your evening by indulging in the delectable treats on offer at the dessert station, which includes gourmet cupcakes as well as an ice cream bar with all the toppings.

Work off your dessert on the dance floor with live music provided by the popular rocking Newton band before heading home.

Tickets cost R450 per person, including food, wine and live entertainment.

Booking is essential as seating is limited. For reservations call 021 874 9041, or e-mail tasting@rupertwines.com