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Boschendal Harvest report 2017

Boschendal Harvest report 2017

Boschendal sources grapes mainly from the Boschendal vineyards in Franschhoek and from suppliers in Somerset West and Stellenbosch. The crush started on 9 January and finished on 10 April. In fact, as group winemaker JC Bekker remembers, it was mostly done and dusted by mid-March. “

A Rich history all the way back to 1685

A Rich history all the way back to 1685

Old’ should never be confused with ‘age’. Some things actually improve with time. They don’t get old. They get better. That is a truism befitting Boschendal, which was granted to French Huguenot Jean le Long in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the South African Cape Colony.

Dining at Boschendal Estate

Dining at Boschendal Estate

Dining at the Boschendal Estate. The Cape colony has its roots as a refreshment station; a welcoming stop for weary travellers where food, wine and hospitality were never in short supply. Similarly, the Cape Dutch farms that fanned outwards from the harbour at Table Bay offered some of the finest hospitality in the land, and the ‘Cape table’ was always…
Boschendal reaches Top 6

Boschendal reaches Top 6

Christian Eedes created this list after a Winelands property agent recently asked him which South African wine farms were considered “iconic”. This conversation arose when in 2011, self-made billionaire Zdenek Bakala and business associate Charles Harman acquired Klein Constantia for a reported R200 million. “I guess the agent was asking what other properties would warrant that sort of premium” said Christian.

Vibrant new Chardonnay Pinot Noir.

Vibrant new Chardonnay Pinot Noir.

Boschendal celebrates Summer with a vibrant new Chardonnay Pinot Noir. Boschendal celebrates Summer with a vibrant new Chardonnay Pinot Noir Boschendal wines, one of South Africa’s most iconic wine estates, celebrates the arrival of summer with the launch of an original blush wine... A Boschendal original, Chardonnay Pinot Noir is crafted with great care using the two classic grape varieties…
Harvest Report 2016

Harvest Report 2016

Boschendal Harvest Report 2016. Another very long harvest for Lizelle Gerber of Boschendal in Franschhoek. She started with the Pinot Noir for the Cap Classique base wines from the Boschendal property. Things got into full swing a week later, on 20 January, when Sauvignon Blanc grapes arrived from Boschendal’s own vine-yards, as well as Durbanville and Stellenbosch. Chardonnay grapes followed…
WWF Conservation champion

WWF Conservation champion

Boschendal - WWF Conservation champion . Boschendal _Conservation Story Boschendal, with its backdrop of sweeping mountains, deep ravines and imposing peaks are renowned throughout the world for its beauty. The estate is situated in the Cape Floral Kingdom, the smallest yet richest plant kingdom on earth with an astounding biodiversity of plant and animal life. Although over the centuries many…