Franschhoek Kitchen


Rated one of the leading restaurants in the Franschhoek Valley, already considered one of South Africa’s culinary hot spots, our Franschhoek Kitchen’s standards reflect an ethos based on the finest international cuisine – but our hearts are always drawn to the simplicity and pureness of the ingredients we use. This honest approach sees our guests enjoying authentic homemade dishes inspired by the country we live in and the farm we call ‘home’.

Seasonality heavily influences our cuisine in the same way it influences the vineyards, ourselves and everything else on the estate, which is emphasised even more by the fact that much of our fruit and vegetables are home-grown with the utmost care on the Holden Manz Wine Estate, arriving on your plate fresh, healthy and filled with the vibrance of the Franschhoek Valley.

Enjoy our range of award winning Holden Manz wines paired or on their own as you soak up the atmosphere inside the beautiful restaurant or outside on the veranda and in-and-amongst the vineyards it overlooks.

Open Hours
Lunch: Noon to 15:00
Dinner: 19:00 to 21:00
Closed: Wednesday Dinner and Thursday Lunch & Dinner (June, July, August)

MENU
We are a sustainable family farm, and we pride ourselves on the inclusion of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and delicacies at our Franschhoek Kitchen – hence, our menu changes regularly depending on availability and time of year. Please enquire in advance should you require information regarding current dishes.

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Picnics


Forget about time and relax with friends, good food and fine wines under ancient oaks by the idyllic Franschhoek River – sounds like a dream come true and it’s as simple as booking a picnic on the Holden Manz Wine Estate!

Arriving at our Franschhoek Kitchen, your picnic baskets will be ready for collection filled with freshly made delicious produce, with a selection of our award winning wines available to purchase. From here a short saunter through the vineyards brings you to the gurgling river where all you hear are the birds singing and the laughter of your friends as dappled sunlight melts the day into enchanting flavours and beautiful memories…

As we make our picnics to order it is essential to book at least 24 hours in advance please.

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Tastings


Join us to taste the Holden Manz range of award winning wines among the vines at the entrance to our Franschhoek Kitchen. Our highly trained tasting room team will welcome you with a tutored tasting, provide background on the farm and answer your questions about our wines.

Meet our beautifully fragrant Rosé, brush elbows briefly with a sophisticated barrel-fermented Chardonnay or spend quality time in the company of our structured and highly lauded reds climaxing in the tasting of our iconic ‘Big G’, a gold medal winning Bordeaux-style blend named after co-owner, Gerard Holden – a wine well worth taking home to your cellar for future reference. A decadent port-style wine, our Good Sport Cape Vintage, brings a sweet ending to the delicious experience.

Opening Hours:
Monday to Sunday 10:00 to 17:00 

Tasting Options:
Gold: R60 – Chenin Blanc, Rosé, Vernissage, Shiraz, Visionaire.
Platinum: R80 – Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé, Visionaire, our signature Big G, Good Sport Cape Vintage.
Diamond: R110 – Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Rosé, Vernissage, Shiraz, Visionaire, our signature Big G, Good Sport Cape Vintage.

Our reserve wines can be tasted on request, subject to availability for R50 each

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Franschhoek Wine Tram


Visiting Franschhoek and not sure how to plan your day? The Franschhoek Wine Tram has you covered!

Simply hop on either the Blue Line or Green Line to find yourself at Holden Manz Wine Estate a short while later. Indulge your senses with a tasting of our award winning wines and a walk down to the Franchhoek River, book a picnic under the ancient oaks or stick around for a delicious lunch at our Franschhoek Kitchen. Visit their website for further information and to book a ticket!

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