Macaroons, berets and wine – some things are just better French.

In its 24th year, the Franschhoek Bastille Festival has partnered up with DStv to take you on a multisensory journey of mountain biking, a food and wine extravaganza and so much more.

Against the historic Huguenot Monument with scenic views of the mountain, the Food & Wine Marquee will be open 15 to 16 July, offering exquisite Franschhoek wines and a treat for your tastebuds with a selection of gourmet food on offer.

The Barrel Rolling Contest.
The Annual Barrel Rolling Contest.

This year’s festival is offering even more to festival goers who wish to extend their DStv Franschhoek Bastille Festival experience. The hospitality package inspired by Joie de Vivre, “the joy of living” offers guests a stay from 13 to 16 July. The package includes participations in a variety of mountain biking activities, including the Contre La Montre. It also includes accommodation, access to exclusive functions and meals as per the package, as well as day activities to enjoy some of the finest food and wine experiences available in Franschhoek.

Get your caricature drawn at the festival!
Get your caricature drawn at the festival!

With an artsy and quirky caricature artist, the ever popular Porcupine Ridge Barrel Rolling Competition and an area just for the kids, an amazing festival experience is guaranteed. DStv channels and talent will be there too.



When 15 to 16 July 2017
Where Franschhoek Wine Valley
Cost R280 per person, including your entry, a complimentary tasting glass and a booklet of five wine tasting coupons. Additional coupons can be purchased on the day. Book your tickets here.
Contact +27 21 876 2861, [email protected]

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Nikki Louw

Nikki Louw is an avid food eater and wine drinker with a passion for writing about it too. She's a creative by heart, with a love for visual arts and feature writing, which she applies everyday in covering culture, art and food and drink pieces. She also enjoys writing trending news pieces and exploring topics such as gender issues and social consciousness. Outside of the Journalism realm, Nikki tries her hand at painting and drawing. She has a collection of unfinished canvases and completed oil paintings alike, stacking up in the corner of her bedroom.