A Timeless Bistro & Wine Bar in the heart of Franschhoek
(Inside guide – July 2023) and has – for the third consecutive year
received the prestigious Wine Spectator Best of Award
of Excellence for its 800-selection wine list.
BEST WINE TOURIST EXPERIENCE 2023 by African Excellence Awards
- a must-do on any Franschhoek visit.
Wine & Dine at CAFÉ DU VIN
Café du Vin is a timeless classic,
offering an exceptional bistro and wine experience in one of the oldest
buildings in the heart of the Franschhoek Village.
Sophisticated yet casual, Café du Vin is an unpretentious, homely venue with
the emphasis on guest satisfaction, great food, great wine, quality produce and friendly, efficient service.
Our guests can select from a number of dining experiences, either indoor or outdoor, proudly presented by Executive Chef Ahmed Balogun.
For the third year in a row, our 800 selections wine list, presented by Wine Director/Sommelier Ricardo Roux, has received the Wine Spectator
BEST OF AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE – the “two Michelin stars” of the restaurant wine world. We are also proud to host the Winemaker for a day®
workshop, awarded the BEST WINE TOURIST EXPERIENCE 2023 by African Excellence Awards.
Try out our upstairs patio overlooking the beautiful Franschhoek mountains – an exquisite view for a sundowner before dinner!
Café du Vin™
Sophisticated yet casual, Café du Vin™ is an unpretentious, homely venue in the heart of the Franschhoek Village. Proudly presented by Executive Chef Ahmed Balogun and his team, with emphasis on guest satisfaction, great food, great wine, quality produce and friendly, efficient service.
A wine lover's dream
Our wine lists are the realization of a fifteen-year-old vision to establish a collection of wines of the highest possible standard and quality. With 12,000 bottles in our cellars, you may enjoy wines from the renowned estates and vineyards of the Western Cape as well as top international producers.
One of World`s 50 Greatest Places for 2022
Time Magazine on Franschhoek
CAFÉ DU VIN is proud to have established the first wine bar and the first World Class restaurant wine list in the Franschhoek Village. For the third year in a row CAFÉ DU VIN has received the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for its wine list, presented by Wine Director/Sommelier Ricardo Roux. The Wine Spectator wine list awards program is the leading wine awards program in the world, honoring the best restaurant wine lists since 1981.
A realization of a fifteen-year-old vision to create a wine selection of the highest possible standards and quality, our 12,000 bottles are matured in our professionally maintained cellars, and represents the very best from the world-renowned estates and vineyards of the Western Cape.
The 7th best Wine Travel Destination in the world
Wine Enthusiast Magazine on Franschhoek - 2016
It`s All About The People
Front: Floor Managers Michelle Jepthas, Berenice Buys and Sunette Barron
A World Class Wine list
Winemaker for a day®
CAFÉ DU VIN is proud to host the Winemaker for a day® wine blending workshop. Wine Blending has a long tradition. In fact, most wines on the market are blends. In this two-hour workshop you will learn the noble art of Wine Blending and you will blend your own bottle of wine. You will cork, capsule and label your bottle, to take home or enjoy with dinner at CAFÉ DU VIN. A unique and fun workshop for everyone with an interest in wine and a must-do on any Franschhoek visit! The workshop is limited to eight participants, and all being18 years or older.
Winemaker for a Day® has been awarded the BEST WINE TOURIST EXPERIENCE 2023 by African Excellence Awards (Aug.23)
WINEMAKER FOR A DAY® – Best Wine Tourists Experience 2023
CAFÉ DU VIN
CAFÉ DU VIN
One of the
20 Best Restaurants