NEW WINEMAKER

NEW WINEMAKER

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…
Boschendal celebrates in May

Boschendal celebrates in May

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…
Boschendal triumphs again!

Boschendal triumphs again!

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…
Boschendal Harvest Diary Update #6

Boschendal Harvest Diary Update #6

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…
Boschendal Harvest Diary Update #5

Boschendal Harvest Diary Update #5

Easter eggs and Harvest endings With March coming to a close we celebrate how far we have come and how few blocks we still need to process before we turn off the crushers. 2018 has not been the biggest harvest to date, but nevertheless, it certainly had its challenges. With analysis being highly dependent on region and position of the…
Boschendal Harvest Diary Update #4

Boschendal Harvest Diary Update #4

Big wines with big heart. During harvest (and every other season in the cellar) we focus on creating wines that are savoured by our committed winos (those who have been sipping on Chardonnay since Bruce Springsteen made his debut), but we also focus on making wines that are complex but not too intimidating for newly-introduced wine lovers. This is evident,…
Boschendal Harvest Diary Update #3

Boschendal Harvest Diary Update #3

Showing our appreciation for planning As Boschendal shifts into full-on harvest mode, we reflect on the planning that has gone into #harvest2018. We consider the number of man-hours spent to put together the extensive and impressive amount of information we have available to us. As we quickly flick from page to page – checking vineyard information, origin, yield, sugar levels,…
Harvest Diary Update #2

Harvest Diary Update #2

Harvest Diary Update - February 2018 As we bid January and the starting-month of harvest adieu, a recent newsletter was sent out regarding “Day Zero”. This newsletter was spread widely, to inform people that even though we are going through strenuous and difficult times regarding water shortages – you (or more specifically Capetonians affected by the crisis) will not die.…