Boschendal has been listed as one of the Top 6 South African “Iconic” Wine Farms by Christian Eedes from WineMag.co.za.
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.
Factors to consider when determining an “Iconic” Status:
1) Historical legacy,
2) Regional pedigree,
3) Reputation of wine and
4) Architectural grandeur.
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Christian Eedes is the Editor at winemag.co.za. After graduating from Stellenbosch University with a Honours in philosophy, Christiaan joined Wine magazine in 2000 and served as editor between May 2008 and December 2009. His experience includes tasting for the Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show and Platter’s South African Wine Guide in addition to various other local and international competitions.