Bouchard Finlayson was established in 1989, making it one of the oldest farms in the area. This beautiful boutique winery is dedicated to the making of excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines, with years of experience backing this award winning brand. 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 winding road up to the farm makes its way past breathtaking vineyards and views, arriving at the tasting room near the top of the estate. From here visitors can look out over some of the famous vineyards or take in the crisp clean air of the valley. Tastings take place inside the cellar, surrounded by casks of delectable, maturing wines. Along the face brick walls of the main room is a variety of beautiful wines to both taste and purchase, each with their own distinct flavours and history.
The tastings consist of six wines, giving interested buyers a chance to experience a taste sensation with some of the best wines in the area. For the more energetic and curious wine lovers there is now a unique wine tasting excursions that combines a scenic guided nature walk through the 100 hectares of protected Fynbos with a tasting of its latest vintages, as well as a delicious Bouchard Brunch Board that includes fresh bread, olives, cheese and deli meats – to be enjoyed in the cellar on the terrace.
The venue is perfect for a large group to enjoy, whilst also still being intimate enough for smaller groups and/or couples
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