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Vrede en Lust Manor House

Special accommodation rates for Bastille weekend

Known for its je ne sais quoi, our accommodation is widely popular and a haven for many alike.  This year we would like to offer our accommodation at special rates during the Bastille festival.  The Bastille festival takes over the town of Franschhoek during the weekend of 14 – 15 July 2012 and accommodation for all […]

The falling of the Bastille

A much more ‘French’ Bastille this year

Franschhoek Wine Valley, our local tourism organization,  has concluded some very interesting twinning agreements in recent years. Under CEO Jenny Prinsloo’s watch we have reached twinning agreements with Napa Valley (USA of course) and with the Rhône-Alpes Region in France. To help celebrate a Season of France and the twinning between the Rhône-Alpes Region, there are 10 […]


Celebrate De Savoye Day at Vrede en Lust

South Africa is celebrating 350 years of making wine! The first owner of Vrede en Lust, Jacques de Savoye, contributed greatly to the development of the Drakenstein wine valley. The De Savoye family arrived in the Cape 321 years ago and was granted Vrede en Lust by the then governor, Simon Van Der Stel, shortly […]


The Gauteng wine lovers select their favourite wines at WineX!

The results from the Gauteng RMB WineX show has recently been released. The results were quite interesting as it reflects the difference in tastes between those who attended the shows and elected to cast a vote for their favourite wines in the Cape and Gauteng. RMB WineX Johannesburg and Talk Radio 702 Best Wine on […]

Vrede en Lust introduces custom front label option for smaller runs

We often get requests for smaller custom label runs, from clients wanting to use the wine as gifts for their corporate clients or for wedding guests or for special birthdays and the like. The problem is that it very expensive to do small label runs on rolls suitable for use on a labeling line. The […]

Gourmet evening at Pachas in Pretoria

Many of you probably know Pachas Restaurant & Cherry Room in Pretoria well by now. They have built a wonderful reputation over the years by consistently delivering excellent service and the highest standard of food. We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Jan-Willem Pont and his team at Pachas! Jan-Willem and I […]