Boschendal Wines

#aninspiredlife

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.

DIVINE SUMMER SALAD AND WINE PAIRINGS

Summertime and the living is inspired, especially when an afternoon includes scrumptious salads paired with delectable wines! In the warmer season, we usually crave fresh, light ingredients that have an excellent taste and that are good for the waist. It’s also the opportune time to gather friends and family together for memorable moments in the […]

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CELEBRATING SUMMER AND SPRING WITH DAVID TLALE

We’re super proud to have collaborated again with the always inspiring David Tlale for AFIJoburgFashionWeek earlier in the month. The iconic fashion designer’s show closed the week with an extravagant showcase of his powerful Spring/Summer Collection. A stunning tribute to Africa and South African heroes like Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko. And of course, we […]

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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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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 […]

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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, […]

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Boschendal Harvest Diary Update #3

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, […]

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