A little story from the Franschhoek Valley
The Boekenhoutskloof winery was founded in 1776 and is picturesquely situated in the farthest corner of the Franschhoek Valley. The name of the winery means "Gorge of Boekenhout". Boekenhout is a native beech tree in South Africa that is highly valued in furniture making.
In 1997 Boekenhoutskloof was completely restored and the vineyards were replanted with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.
The man behind the wines
Marc Kent is managing partner, technical director and driving force behind Boekenhoutskloof. He is known for his unconventional approaches and his love of experimentation, without losing quality at all levels and in every detail. Marc Kent is also a member of the board of the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourist Board and has led the Vignerons de Franschhoek on several occasions.
A slender lady adorns the Boekenhoutskloof logo. In her hands she carries the dove of peace and hope. She is the guardian of Boekenhoutskloof and stands for intrinsic quality. The leader, this lady was a landmark of the Cape of Good Hope.
The wine portfolio
Boekenhoutskloof enchants the connoisseur with its wine lines:
- The 7 Chairs
- The Chooclate Block
- The Wolftrap
- The Porcupuine Ridge
The main focus is on the Syrah grape variety. Boekenhoutskloof is a real specialist in handling this red wine variety and you can prove this with The 7 Chairs and The Chooclate Block. The Wolftrap brand stands for Rhône style cuvées. With The Porcupuine Ridge wines, Boekenhoutskloof has managed to convince many connoisseurs around the world with its everyday wines.
More information about Boekenhoutskloof
|Company Name:||Boekenhoutskloof Winery|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+27 021 876 3320|
|Fax:||+27 021 876 3793|
|Managing Director:||Marc Kent|
|Cultivated Area:||Coastal Region|