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.

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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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. Unless, […]

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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” – […]

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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. The competition investigates wines’ track records across […]

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Unveling of the new Heritage Collection

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 sprawling, […]

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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. “

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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.

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