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Franki’s Vineyards first Wedding

January 2016

On the 12th of December 2015 we hosted our first wedding. It was a magical evening with the most perfect weather for the 100 guests that attended. We built a very rustic venue with shade cloth and poles, essentially just 3 “walls” to block the wind, and no roof where the guests dined and danced under ...

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Franki’s Vineyards, first of many, cook-offs'

May 2015

In May we had the first cook-off of the year. Our theme was French cuisine. We had a small group, 8 people, and the group was divided into 3 teams. The blue team was on starters, the white team on mains and the red team on dessert. They had 2 hours to cook their dish and the dish was then be ...

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Franki’s Vineyards bottling of our 2015 Rosé

April 2015

2015 was the first time since 2007 the Franki’s produced a Rosé and we are very excited to share it with you. This was a very small production, only 240 bottles, but for us this was a small step in the right direction. The Rosé is made from 100% Mourvèdre grapes. Because it was such a small production ...

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Franki’s Vineyards Solar powered maturation cellar and Harvest.

March 2015

We have recent put up a couple of solar panels on our barrel maturation cellar. These panels generate enough energy for us to run 80% of our maturation cellar off them. Also installed was a battery pack to store energy for when the power goes out. We are moving towards a greener future! ...

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The Sun shines on Franki’s Vineyards

February 2015

Franco Afrique Technologies (FAT), the owners of Franki’s Vineyards, a boutique wine estate situated between Malmesbury and Darling, have been selected to develop one of the first commercial Solar Photovoltaic Farms in South Africa.

After several years in preparation, the Dept. of Energy finally invited interested bidders to enter into a arduous selection process for the honour of joining a select group of independent power producers with the aim of supplementing Eskom generation capacity and lowering South Africa’s carbon footprint ...

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Franki’s Vineyards hosted our first Wedding

January 2015

On the 17th of January we hosted our first wedding on the farm. Hugo and Belinda and about 30 of their closest friends and family gathered on here to enjoy a magical wedding. We had so much fun setting up and planning this wedding and we wish them all the love and happiness that they deserve...

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