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Franschhoek Uncorked? Book now to stay right in the middle of the action.

Posted on Fri August 18, 2017.

Springtime is approaching and you know what that means? It’s time to get those short sleeves and summer dresses out, time to dust off the ol’ barrette and break out the new Rosés – yes – it’s time for the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival!

What is the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival all about?

If you like good wine, delicious food, live music, breathtaking views and you’re as ready for summer as we are, you’ll be delighted to hear that the annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival has all of these things and it is less than a month away!

With an amazing group of wine farms, a jubilee of fun activities and a superb selection of gourmet delights, we’re sure this will be one for the books. And the good news is, if you book now, you could be staying slap bang in the middle of everything!

When you buy a pass to the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival you get access to the festivities for both Saturday and Sunday. This means that you will get the most out of your weekend if you stay over. That’s where we come in. If you stay at Mont d’Or Franschhoek you will be within walking distance from just about everything – which means no worrying about parking or driving (while under the influence). For those who would also rather not walk (under the influence), it just so happens that the popular Franschhoek Wine Tram stops just a few metres from our guesthouse.

The wine

With a line-up of wine farms like Lynx wines, Boschendal, Holden Manz and Nobile Hill, you can expect an array of great quality wines to delight every palate. If you have been waiting to stock up on some favourites for the upcoming holiday season – this is the perfect occasion to make your purchases. For those who are keen to try something new, the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival is the stage for new summer releases. You’ll see lots of Rosés, Chardonnays, blends and of course the main event – bubbles! We’ll be celebrating springtime after all.

The food

The Franschhoek Uncorked Festival is also known for its wide variety of gourmet food options. Whether you want to have a sit-down fine dining experience or a sample of smaller bites to pair with your wines as you go, the food vendors this year will not disappoint. From wine and cheese pairings to wine and braaibroodjie pairings, Kudu burgers to Jack Daniels burgers, and easy tapas-style finger food to new style AfriMex street food – the list of mouthwatering delights is endless. 

The Vibe

Even with award-winning wines and great food, the Franschhoek Uncorked Festival just wouldn’t be a festival without the vibe. This year the good times will be rolling to the backing tracks of awesome Jazz bands, popular DJs and lots of other live performances. There will be games of giant Jenga, Ratafia ball throwing competitions and of course lots of prizes to be won.

Come and join us as we celebrate springtime at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival. Book a stay at Mont d’Or now to be in the middle of it all.

The details

16 & 17 September 2017


Franschhoek town and participating wine farms in the Franschhoek area.

How much?

R150 gets you a pass for the entire weekend. This includes free wine tastings and other goodies.

Where to stay

Mont d’Or Franschhoek, of course.

What else?