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Franschhoek Food & Wine Festival Comes To Montecasino

Most people love food and they love wine. However, there aren’t a lot of wine farms which make famous wine here in Johannesburg (well, none that I know of, at least!) This, however, doesn’t matter because Montecasino is bringing the best of Franschhoek to us with the first (hopefully annual) Franschhoek Food & Wine Festival.

The festival was launched in a beautiful event at the casino’s Cafe Cru, at The Pivot, last night and we were welcomed with some delicious wine, tons of different cheese and some delicious food – only a taste of what we can expect at the festival next month.

The festival will be held on the weekend of 28 to 30 August where four of SA’s Culinary Capital’s finest restaurants, as well as 15 of the valley’s top wine farms will be displaying their offerings. Montecasino has become the hub for food and beverage festivals so I can totally understand why the festival is happening there. The Johannesburg Symphonic Orchestra will also be there to ensure everyone is entertained. This is what you can expect at the first edition of this exciting festival:

Restaurants, Cheese Producers and Chocolatiers
Boschendal Restaurant & Deli
Bread & Wine
Foliage Restaurant
Fromage de France
Grande Provence Estate – The Restaurant
Huguenot Fine Chocolates
Paulina’s Restaurant at Rickety Bridge
Pierneef à La Motte

Wine Farms
Anthonij Rupert Wyne
Black Elephant Vintners
Boekenhoutskloof Winery
Chamonix Wines
Grande Provence Estate
Haute Cabrière – the home of Pierre Jourdan
La Bri
La Motte
Lynx Wines
Morena (Franschhoek Pass Winery)
Rickety Bridge Winery
Stony Brook

Tickets are priced from R150 per person and can be purchased directly from For more details visit or facebook/franschhoekfoodandwinefestival and @FHKFoodWineFest.

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