Welcome to Franschhoek
Hein Koegelenberg
La Motte

October 2010
The “French Corner” of South Africa




 176 French Huguenot refugees originally settled in the valley in 1688. Many of th...
... but first
                                                        known as
                                            ...
Estates were named after regions in France
There are currently 49 members of the Franschhoek Vigneron Association.
comprising the traditional
...and the new
Franschhoek is not only know for its wine but also for its...
its cuisine
and its natural beauty
MEDIA TASTING 2010

                                          FRANSCHHOEK PASS
          WEMMERSHOEK                     T...
the terroir of Franschhoek




Franschhoek’s soil is good for making high quality wines, with vineyards high on the
      ...
wide range of varietals grown




 Franschhoek was planted mostly with white varieties 30 years ago. Today an even
split o...
15.1%
13.9%
9.9%
14.9%
13.2%
becoming
well-known
for its MCC
and innovation of its winemakers
Franschhoek wines have traditionally being sold in Europe, but the wines are now
               being exported to the US, ...
Franschhoek
                                                           Food & Wine
                                       ...
thank you
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Franschhoek sommelier presentation 2010 | Hein Koegelenberg

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Wines of South Africa (WOSA) recently hosted some of the world's best sommeliers for the finals of the WOSA Sommelier World Cup in October 2010. I was asked to talk to the group about the Franschhoek valley where La Motte and Leopard's Leap Wines are based. I have added some notes to the presentation to help guide people through it.

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Franschhoek sommelier presentation 2010 | Hein Koegelenberg

  1. 1. Welcome to Franschhoek Hein Koegelenberg La Motte October 2010
  2. 2. The “French Corner” of South Africa 176 French Huguenot refugees originally settled in the valley in 1688. Many of the refugees, eeing religious persecution, were given land by the Dutch government
  3. 3. ... but first known as Olifantshoek The valley was originally called Olifantshoek ("Elephants' corner"), because of the herds of elephants that roamed the valley. The valley’s name soon changed to le Coin Français, and later to Franschhoek.
  4. 4. Estates were named after regions in France
  5. 5. There are currently 49 members of the Franschhoek Vigneron Association.
  6. 6. comprising the traditional
  7. 7. ...and the new
  8. 8. Franschhoek is not only know for its wine but also for its...
  9. 9. its cuisine
  10. 10. and its natural beauty
  11. 11. MEDIA TASTING 2010 FRANSCHHOEK PASS WEMMERSHOEK TO VILLIERSDORP MOUNTAINS FRANSCHHOEK FRANSCHHOEK PASS WINERY MOUNTAINS LA PETITE FERME MY WYN CABRIÈRE STONY BROOK AT HAUTE CABRIERE COLMANT KLEIN DAUPHINE DIEU DONNÉ LA BRI KLEIN GENOT CHAMONIX LA BOURGOGNE BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF LA CHAUMIÈRE HAUT ESPOIR LANDAU DU VAL FRANSCHHOEK CELLAR MONT ROCHELLE VON ORTLOFF GRAND PROVENCE THEEWATERSKLOOF LA ROCHE ESTATE RESERVE RICKETY BRIDGE GLENWOOD LA VIGNE LEOPARD’S LEAP MAISON BERG RIVER DAM LA MOTTE EIKEHOF MÔRESON LA CHATAIGNE LE MANOIR DE BRENDEL AKKERDAL RICHENEAU TOPIARY WINES LYNX GROOT DRAKENSTEIN GRAHAM BECK WINES MOUNTAINS FRANSCHHOEK BELLINGHAM WINES ANTHONIJ RUPERT WINES L’ORMARINS TO PAARL & N1 (EXIT 59) R301 SOLMS-DELTA BOSCHENDAL WINES ALLÉE BLEUE TO PAARL & N1 R310 (EXIT 55) TO R45 PLAISIR DE MERLE STELLENBOSCH VREDE EN LUST RUPERT & ROTHSCHILD
  12. 12. the terroir of Franschhoek Franschhoek’s soil is good for making high quality wines, with vineyards high on the mountain slopes. Most afternoon there is a cool wind across the value.
  13. 13. wide range of varietals grown Franschhoek was planted mostly with white varieties 30 years ago. Today an even split of red and white. SAWIS lists 36 varietals grown in Franschhoek Valley. The next slides show the many varietals and some of the valley’s wine producers.
  14. 14. 15.1%
  15. 15. 13.9%
  16. 16. 9.9%
  17. 17. 14.9%
  18. 18. 13.2%
  19. 19. becoming well-known for its MCC
  20. 20. and innovation of its winemakers
  21. 21. Franschhoek wines have traditionally being sold in Europe, but the wines are now being exported to the US, Asia and into Africa.
  22. 22. Franschhoek Food & Wine Route Franschhoek will be opening a new food and wine route in 2011.
  23. 23. thank you

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