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.…
Boschendal Harvest Diary

Boschendal Harvest Diary

Harvest 2018, thus far. Every few years you hear wine growers, viticulturists and winemakers mention that it has been a difficult season. Albeit only in certain regions or affected areas, there are always those few cases who have a more difficult harvest – or need to prepare tenfold to avert disaster. Be it hail, drought, mildew or “kalander” – not…
TOP TEN MCC OVER A 10 YEAR PERIOD

TOP TEN MCC OVER A 10 YEAR PERIOD

BOSCHENDAL’S MCC NAMED A TOP TEN MCC OVER A 10 YEAR PERIOD. South Africa, 29 January 2018: Boschendal has started the 2018 awards season with a sparkle. The estate’s Cap Classique Grande Cuvée Brut has been named one of the Top Ten Cap Classiques by South African Wine & Cellar Classifications for the ten year period of 2008 to 2018.…
A Rich history all the way back to 1685

Unveling of the new Heritage Collection

Heritage Collection: Pinnacle of Boschendal Wines Wine estate Boschendal proudly marked Heritage Day 2017 with the unveiling of its new Heritage Collection, two limited edition reds which the estate describes as the pinnacle of its incredible collection of premium wines. Both wines in the collection were tasted on Sunday, 24 September at the iconic Boschendal Long Table Feast on the…
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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.