Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2019

Franschhoek Wine Valley
TIME:    11h00
COST:    R395
VENUE:    Franschhoek

Taking it up a notch this year festival goers visiting the Food & Wine Marquee are invited to dress according to the theme - your finest red, white and blue French inspired outfit - to stand the chance of winning the Franschhoek Bastille Festival Best Dressed title.

First, second and third prize winners will be drawn on both days. The marquee is guaranteed to keep out the cold yet still offering exquisite views of the mountain. Ample parking on the grounds allow for comfortable walking distance to and from the village.

Sample the wide selection of Franschhoek wines on offer or treat your taste buds to the variety of delicious gourmet fare available to purchase from some of the Valley’s well-known restaurants.

The quirky caricature artist who captures your Bastille experience to perfection, the popular Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition (only on Saturday 13 July) and live music add to the elements for a fabulous day out.

A beret and baguette add the extra pizzazz needed for a memorable winelands French experience. The village, which will also be ‘dressed’ in its finest French apparel, is a hive of activities and adds to the hype and excitement the weekend has become known for. 

Tickets to the Food & Wine Marquee cost R395 per person.

It includes entry, a complimentary tasting glass, a booklet of five wine tasting coupons and a R20 voucher which is redeemable on the day. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day.

As tickets are limited pre-booking via is strongly advised. Children under 18 enter for free.

The festival times are 11h00 - 17h00 on the Saturday, and 11h00 - 15h00 on the Sunday. Karen Zoid will be performing live in the marquee on Sunday 14 July.