Boschendal Wines


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.

Timing is Everything

With over 20 years of harvests to his name, Cellar Master Jacques Viljoen is no stranger to the vineyards. As a key member of the Boschendal team since 2018, he brings a deep passion for red wine and a wealth of winemaking knowledge to the cellar. Jacques explains that he is motivated by his maxim […]

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The Vibrancy of the Vintage

As our talented white wines winemaker since November 2021, Danielle Coetsee has certainly settled into her role at the Boschendal cellar. Named the ‘2020 Woman Winemaker of the Year’, Danielle is responsible for crafting all Boschendal white wines, including the flagships of Elgin Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, which are consistently rated as some of the […]

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The Craft of Cap Classique

Harvest started with a sparkle at Boschendal this year, with the appointment of our new Cap Classique Winemaker Andiswa Mapheleba. Born in Tsolo and schooled in East London, Andiswa was drawn to winemaking from an early age. After completing her Masters degree in Wine Biotechnology at Stellenbosch University, she refined her Cap Classique craft for […]

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Boschendal Kicks-off 2022 Harvest with New Energy in the Cellar

Boschendal, the iconic and historical winery in the stable of leading South African drinks company DGB, heads into the 2022 harvest celebrating a promotion within its dynamic winemaking team as well as an exciting new appointment. Danielle Coetsee, who has been successfully moving through the ranks of the winemaking team and was the 2020 Woman […]

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Boschendal Continues Legacy of Excellence with 11 Wines Reaching 90 Points-Plus in Tim Atkin Report

Boschendal, one of the Cape’s leading heritage wineries with a history dating back to 1685, returned one of the best showings of any producer in this year’s Tim Atkin Report on South African wine with 11 of its wines receiving scores of 90pts and more in the 2021 Report. This is the ninth report on […]

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Boschendal Secures Official Wine Status for British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa

DGB, South Africa’s leading premium wine company, has secured the rights for Boschendal as the official wine partner to the much-anticipated tour by the British and Irish Lions, which will see the might of British and Irish rugby take on the Springboks as well as various provincial teams. The matches between 3 July and 7 […]

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Boschendal Wines Harvest 2021

Boschendal Cellar Master and Red Wine Winemaker, Jacques Viljoen, narrates a journey through the vineyards and into the cellar for harvest 2021. We invest in premium from our home on the Boschendal Estate, under the Groot Drakenstein Mountain, to the cool climate region of the Elgin valley where our Highfield farm is situated. Our vision […]

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The Story behind Michael’s Paella Recipe Journey

Boschendal white wine winemaker, Michael Langenhoven, says that this recipe reminds him of holidays and long, laid-back days at the coast.  “If I had to choose one dish that really brings the Boschendal 1685 Chenin Blanc to life, it would be this paella. The vibrant fruit and minerality of the wine complement the fresh flavours […]

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Celebrate Summer and Boschendal Picnic’s with the Pavillion Chenin Blanc and exclusive recipes.

Boschendal was the first Cape wine farm to host a public picnic on its sprawling lawns. The Pavillion, from where performers entertain picnic-goers, adds to the festivity. Boschendal has become equally famous for its fantastic Coronation Chicken, which has been served with picnics over the years.  Kathy van Niekerk, Boschendal Brand Ambassador, shares the origins […]

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Farm to Fork with Boschendal Executive Chef Allistaire Lawrence’s sustainable Black Bream recipe with the Sommelier Chenin Blanc

According to Allistaire Lawrence, Executive Chef at Boschendal, 70% of the produce used in the estate’s acclaimed restaurant comes from the farm itself. His cooking philosophy is to let the pristine ingredients speak for themselves by keeping the flavours fresh and simple. In Chef Allistaire’s opinion there can be no better wine match for this […]

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