Near the Southernmost point of Africa lies a valley named Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) framed by mountains and within sight of the ocean, with frost free, soft, beneficial weather and the most perfect clay shale vineyard soils...
Established in 1989, Bouchard Finlayson is a boutique winery dedicated to the making of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines of outstanding quality.
Located in the wine ward of Walker Bay, an hour and a half from Cape Town, the 125-hectare property currently has 22 hectares under vines; the rest is mountain land, covered by the spectacular indigenous ‘fynbos’ flora of the Western Cape. With only a small portion of the farm under vine Bouchard Finlayson is able to ensure the conservancy of the mountain land.
Bouchard Finlayson’s flagship wine is the Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, which has won many an award and accolade. Growing on the slopes of Galpin Peak, repeated vintages of this path-blazing wine continue to reflect a true celebration of Pinot-crafting, consistently endorsing the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley as a jewel in the hunt for this illusive grape.
Bouchard Finlayson is renowned as one of South Africa’s top wineries and this can be attributed to their philosophy and focus to produce wines of the finest quality.
The surrounding coastal town of Hermanus lures tourists and locals to partake in many exciting adventures. Hermanus is famous for the Whales that venture into their waters, Shark cage diving is another great attraction for the brave and courageous. If you prefer to keep your feet on the land, Hermanus surrounding mountains offers the most fantastic hiking trails with spectacular views.
Bouchard Finlayson has introduced a unique wine tasting excursion that combines a scenic guided nature walk through the 100 hectares of protected Fynbos on the farm, with an option to taste the latest vintages and/or a delicious Bouchard Deli Platter of charcuterie and cheese to be enjoyed in the cellar or on the terrace overlooking the vineyards.
- DEPARTS 9AM MONDAYS TO SATURDAYS
- CHOOSE ONE OF THREE EXQUISITE WALKING TRAILS, VARYING IN LENGTH FROM 45 MINUTES TO 2 1/2 HOURS
Groups limited to 12 people and minimum charges apply to groups less than six. Subject to availability and pre-booking a week in advance. For pricing please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 312 3515
Tutored tastings of older vintages are available to small groups, providing a first-hand experience of the incredible maturation potential of the wines. Vintage tastings are available daily at the cellar. Due to the exclusivity of the vintages, the varietal theme will vary according to the older wines available and their taste profile accessibility.
The tasting includes various vintages of our award-winning Pinot Noir priced at R3000 for groups of up to twenty people. Tastings include cheese and charcuterie delicatessen.
If you are interested in other vintage varietal tastings such as Chardonnay, unwooded whites, or Hannibal red blend, a tailormade vintage tasting can be arranged.
Booking is essential – please contact email@example.com or 028 312 3515.
Unfortunately during the months of February and March - peak harvest season - we do not offer these tastings.
Simple and delicious join us for a generous deli platter, served on wooden boards made from old barrels, and laden with: Bresaola charcuterie, mild Gruberg cheese, Colby cheese, ciabatta, estate olive oil, olives, olive tapenade and mixed nuts – served on the terrace overlooking the vineyards, in the romance of the cellar or next to a crackling fire in winter.
More than enough for two – ZAR 210.
To book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 312 3515.
Bouchard Finlayson invites you to visit the farm as well as discover the local area.