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The history of Sabrage

You’ve heard about our soon-to-be-launched Sabrage Lounge, but do you know the interesting history behind the name? Sabrage refers to sabering or ‘cracking’ the neck of a Champagne bottle with a saber, an impressive skill that originated in the French army hundreds of years ago. In the 17th ,18th and 19th century it was not […]

Discover our estate

Val de Vie Estate occupies an extensive stretch of land in the Paarl-Franschhoek valley. If you’d like to have a better idea of the estate’s geography, be sure to visit our website’s interactive map. Here you will be able to see exactly where everything is, and also get a good idea of how idyllic our […]

Val de Vie – The ultimate venue

If you’re planning to host a special occasion, be sure to visit the new events section of our website. It’s got everything you need to know about hosting a function at Val de Vie, from the facilities and features to the team behind the magic. Be sure to look at the beautiful visual exhibition – […]

A magical day

We’re thrilled that the wedding of Val de Vie CEO, Martin, and his beautiful wife is featured in the Aleit Wedding Coordination’s latest newsletter. Known as South Africa’s premier wedding coordinators, Aleit and his team created an enchanting occasion that was enjoyed by all. Be sure to read all about it! Images courtesy of Aleit […]

Gorgeous photography by Jean-Pierre Uys

After any special occasion, it’s the photographs that let the event live on. To capture a moment on camera takes true skill and creativity, which is why we love the work of Jean-Pierre Uys. He has photographed numerous prestigious weddings and events and recently captured some spectacular images of Val de Vie. Visit his website […]

A history of winemaking

Val de Vie has got a proud winemaking tradition that goes back nearly two hundred years. Situated on the Berg River, the farm of Kliprug (on which Val de Vie is built) began to produce wine in 1825. The name of the farm is derived from the valley’s rocky or stony formations, similar to those […]


In the Beginning...

The idea of "Val de Vie" started almost 30 years ago when the visionary Martin Venter had a vivid dream of a place in the winelands his family could call home.

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