Boschendal Wines

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What is #AnInspiredLife? An extraordinary life; a life bursting with creative energy, friends, food, beauty and inspiration. The art of wine making is akin to the art of living an inspired life. Time, energy and the pursuit of excellence go into creating a superlative vintage and also into fostering relationships that last. We invite you to be part of our Boschendal Collective by joining us in living #aninspiredlife.

Boschendal’s flagship wines celebrate Tim Atkin accolades

Franschhoek, 12 September 2018: One of the world’s pre-eminent wine journalists Tim Atkin has awarded eight of Boschendal’s iconic wines an impressive 90 points or more in his latest report. The Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 2016  was the estate’s top scorer in the Tim Atkin 2018 South African Wines Report, which received 95 points, adding to […]

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Lunch with Tshepang Molisana: Rising star of the wine world

“My heart wants to burst. I want to share everything about all of these amazing wines.” Tweeted like a true oenophile, Tshepang Molisana is breaking new ground as a wine writer to be reckoned with. Having won the 2016 Veritas Young Wine Writer Award for an essay titled Could Social Media Replace Traditional Wine Guides, […]

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The Werfs stella sous chef

Stella Delport is sous chef at our acclaimed The Werf Restaurant. Known for her creativity and deft touch with fresh, seasonal ingredients, she’s been with us for three years. Here, Stella shares her favourite recipe to pair with the elegant Chardonnay Pinot Noir, plus answers some of our questions about being a leading young chef […]

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Celebrating with Daytona

We recently had the privilege of celebrating fine living with the Daytona group at the Melrose Arch Gallery in Johannesburg. Internationally acclaimed SA designer and Boschendal co-creator David Tlale was the guest speaker. Shirley van Wyk, our marketing manager, said the collaboration was a natural fit as Daytona leads SA’s supercar market and is similarly […]

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The women behind Boschendal Wines – winning awards and dominating within the industry

Striking the perfect balance between science and art, our winemakers Lizelle Gerber and Danielle Jacobs know exactly what goes into creating our award-winning wine. We sat down with the women behind our exquisite wine and asked them to share a few insightful tips around what actually goes into producing award-winning wines. Lizelle Gerber: Methodé Cap […]

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Boschendal is a favourite with SA sommeliers

There’s something extra special about a wine a sommelier selects. A sommelier’s reverence for gastronomic relevance and the winemaker’s stylistic approach mean that the chosen elixir is always unique. And that’s why wines like Boschendal’s 1685 Chardonnay 2017, 1685 Merlot 2016 and Grande Cuvée Brut 2013 are so sought after. They’ve been sniffed, swirled and […]

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Boschendal appoints Jacques Viljoen as new winemaker

Iconic wine estate Boschendal has added another exceptional member to its innovative, award-winning winemaking team. Jacques Viljoen will take up the position of Cellar Master on the estate from 1 August 2018 and will bring with him a deep passion for the art of wine-making as well as experience on estates and in regions the […]

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Boschendal celebrates a stellar month of May

Boschendal’s May Highlights: Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016 named SA’s best Chardonnay at International Wine Competition (IWC) in the UK, London Boschendal 1685 S&M 2015: awarded gold at the Decanter World Wine Awards Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016: awarded gold at the Decanter World Wine Awards Boschendal Heritage Black Angus: awarded gold at […]

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Boschendal triumphs again at the International Wine Challenge 2018

Cape Town, 17 May 2018: Iconic wine estate, Boschendal is celebrating an impressive performance at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC). The Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016 was awarded stand-out accolades scoring 96 points and securing the title of top South African Chardonnay and Best Elgin Chardonnay for the second year in a row. […]

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Post Harvest – Entering the next stage with excitement

It seems surreal to think that harvest and everything that went with it, is finally over. No more early morning coffees, crushing while the sun sets through the cracks in the Simonsberg Mountain, addition and fermentation checks. All these glorious and fleeting moments now feel as if they are long past (when it has actually […]

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