Franschhoek Bastille Festival

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Dust off your berets, pull on your boots and dress up in your finest red, white and blue, and head out to SA’s leading wine and culinary destination for the annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, now in its 20th year, which takes place over the weekend of 13th and 14th July.

Join in the fun and festivities at the Food and Wine Marquee, open from 12pm until 5pm, which over the years has become the focal point of the festival. A popular meeting place, the marquee allows visitors the chance to meet up with friends while enjoying superb wines from some of Franschhoek’s award-winning wine estates, and indulge in appetizing dishes created by some of the Valley’s highly acclaimed chefs. 
Entrance tickets to the Food and Wine Marquee cost R150 per person, and include a complimentary tasting glass and a booklet of tasting coupons. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day. Booking is essential as tickets are limited. Once the marquee is full no further patrons will be admitted.
For avid wine enthusiasts be sure not to miss out on the VIP Marquee where you’ll have the opportunity to sip, sample and savour complimentary wines from the Franschhoek Wine Valley at your leisure and in comfort. Included in your experience are three complimentary food vouchers to be used within the VIP area, which include a hot, cold and dessert meal voucher. Tickets, which are limited, cost R550 per person and includes separate VIP access, access to the General Food & Wine Marquee, a complimentary tasting glass as well as wine tasting coupons.
General and VIP access tickets can be purchased directly through
Be sure not to miss out on the other festival activities, which include boules - the largest and longest running boules competition of its kind, The Waiters’ Race, the Franschhoek minstrel parade, as well as the popular barrel-rolling contest. A farmers’ market, craft market stalls, musicians and children’s activities are also included in the line up of festival celebrations.

For more information visit or contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861. Follow us on Twitter #fhkbastille.

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