Food & Wine Marquee 

13 & 14 July 2019

This year’s Franschhoek Bastille Festival is just around the corner, and the perfect excuse to dress up in Your finest French attire as you join in the festivities of celebrating Franschhoek’s French heritage. The historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument is the place to be for this two-day event, which takes place over the weekend of 13 and 14 July. 

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. 

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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 11am to 5pm on the Saturday, and 11am to 3pm on the Sunday. Karen Zoid will be performing live in the marquee on Sunday 14 July (from 13:30 to 15:00).

The following wineries & breweries will be at this year's Franschhoek Bastille Festival:


Anthonij Rupert Wyne
Boschendal Wines
Dieu Donné Vineyards
Franschhoek Cellar
GlenWood Vineyards

Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Haut Espoir Winery

Haute Cabriere
Hey Joe Brewery
La Bourgogne
La Bri

La Couronne
La Motte Wine Estate
La Petite Ferme

Leopard's Leap Family Vineyards

Lynx Wines
Mont Rochelle
Morena Cap Classique
Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines

Plaisir de Merle

Rickety Bridge Winery

Rupert & Rothschild Vignerons

The Franschhoek Beer Co.

The House of GM & Ahrens

Topiary Wines
Val de Vie Wines

Vinologist (Boekenhoutskloof)
Wildeberg & Kompanjie


Food & other exhibitors include:

Biltong Cuisine (Pty) Ltd
Cape Town Tourism

Chef's Warehouse at Maison

Elephant and Barrel Village Pub

Franschhoek Hospice

Franschhoek Wine and Clothing

Haute Cabriere Restaurant

Holden Manz Wine Estate
Huguenot Fine Chocolates
Let's Eat! 

Made With Love

Mary's Kitchen

Mont Rochelle

Old Road Wine Co.

Oude Slaven Huis

Private chef Granville Riffel

Simply Delicious

Terbodore Coffee Roasters

The Village Tart

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Newton & Co. and Karen Zoid to perform live in the Marquee this year!


Join us in the Food & Wine Marquee to see the following bands perform live:

SATURDAY: Newton & Co

SUNDAY: Karen Zoid