The Boschendal Wine Estate is one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa. Situated in the Western Cape wine region, it has become an icon of South African viticulture and a well-known destination with its restaurant and extensive farm grounds.
Boschendal Winery - Made in South Africa
The size of the Boschendal wine estate alone is impressive: what is certainly South Africa's best-known wine estate spreads over 3,500 hectares. The name describes the
The name describes the landscape between the Simonsberg and the Groot Drakenstein mountains quite well: Boschendal comes from the Dutch "bossendaal" = forest and valley. It was founded in 1685 by the Huguenot Jean Le Long, remained in Huguenot hands until the 18th century and grew in size and fame during this time. In the meantime, the estate is equipped with the most modern technology, including the wine cellar, which dates back to the 18th century.
The selection of wines at Boschendahl is very wide and is divided into 7 collections:
- Appellation Series
- Estate Wine
- Heritage Collection
- Special Cuvee
- 1685 Collection
- Classic Collection
- Sommelier Collection
Numerous grape varieties are represented, for example Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc as whites, or Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah as reds.
In addition, sparkling wines are produced according to the Méthode Cap Classique, the South African equivalent of the name-protected champagne production, and brandy.
The brains behind the Boschendal wines
At Boschendal, different winemakers are responsible for red and white wines to ensure a high level of expertise in the respective grape varieties, terroirs and their interaction with each other.
Boschendal can rely on its cellar master Jaqcues Viljoen, who has already gained a lot of experience at other wineries with names such as Die Bergkelder or Zevenwacht and refined his knowledge in France. He has been in charge of the Boschendal cellar since 2005.
In contrast to this is his assistant Danielle Coetsee, who stands for a new, fresh generation of women who are turning the winemaking business upside down and bringing new impulses to the craft. With a degree from the Elsenburg Wine Academy and a 91-point award for her first wine, she leaves no doubt about her qualifications for the position she holds today. As recently as 2020, she was named South Africa's best female winemaker.
More information about Boschendal
|Company Name:||Boschendal Estate|
|Street:||Pniel Road, Groot Drakenstein|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+27 (0) 21 870 4200|
|Year of Incorporation:||1685|
|Cultivated Area:||Stellenbosch, Cape Winelands|