Franki's Vineyards

Swartland Wine & Olive Route

Conference and events Venue, Accommodation Available

Franki's Vineyards is a boutique winery and guest lodge in the Swartland. It is a pioneering venture in more ways than one. Property owner Franco Afrique Technologies (FAT) was among the first companies selected in 2015 to develop a commercial Solar Photovoltaic Farm in South Africa. The winemaking too has embraced Grenache, Viognier and Mourvèdre as its favoured varieties, plus it makes use of the uncommon goblet-style vine trellising method. The old farmhouse has been renovated over the years and now serves as a guesthouse.


White and Dessert Wines

Viognier, Rosé

Red Wines

Grenache (Red), Red Blend

Wine experiences

Meet the Winemaker




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Franki’s Guest Lodge is situated in the heart of the Swartland, between the towns of Malmesbury and Darling, on the R45 Hopefield Road. Magnificent views from Franki’s Guest Lodge include a stretch of vineyards and in the distance the beauty of the Ceres Mountains. The Guest Lodge is a renovation of the old original farm house and has elements of old and new. There are ten bedrooms, all en-suite and tastefully decorated with modern finishes. All the rooms have air conditioning, with DSTV in the loung area.


Outdoor Experiences