Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate

Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate: Enjoy award-winning wines and heaven-on-earth experiences

Whether you are a wine novice or a connoisseur, Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate, famous for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is a must visit if you are making a stop-over in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus.

The 125-heactre estate was established by Peter Finlayson in 1989. Finlayson is widely regarded as the pioneer of Pinot Noir wine-making in South Africa. Their philosophy is to combine a respect for long-established winemaking traditions with an eye for continual innovation – and it shows in their offerings.

It’s not just fine wines, at Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate; you can also indulge in amazing experiences – including food and wine tastings as well as other outdoors activities, thanks to their partnerships with local partners.

Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate’s award-winning wines

Over the past 30 years or so, the estate has established a global reputation for crafting wines of character that perfectly express the unique terroir of the Western Cape winelands.

In the hands of talented winemaker, Chris Albrecht, the estate’s Tête de Cuvée and Galpin Peak remain among the finest wines from the Cape.

The estate is also the home of award-winning Chardonnay – the Missionvale Chardonnay; the Crocodile’s Lair / “Kaaimansgat” Chardonnay; the Sans Barrique Chardonnay, as well as the Sauvignon Blanc.

You will fall in love with their innovative Franco-Italian red blend – the Hannibal, and a remarkable straw wine produced from cool-climate Riesling grapes – the Aurum Straw Wine.

Looking to get your hands on one of these gems? Shop online HERE. Find a list of their international distributors and agents HERE.

To fully immerse yourself in their wines, the estate also offers two unique experiences. The first is a tutored tasting of five vintage Pinot Noirs from their cellar. It is a truly special experience that showcases the maturation potential of the wines.

The second is a collection of ‘Peter’s Picks’. Vintage gems, selected by Peter Finlayson, are plucked from the cellar, where they have been kept in the best possible conditions. The collection changes periodically and one can expect the best of the best from Bouchard Finlayson’s award-winning history.

These experiences are available by prior booking.

Reviews from Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate fans

“Spent a couple of hours at this beautiful winery. Not our first visit and it never disappoints. The wines are delightful.. I love the Chardonnay and my husband the luscious Nebbiola Well worth a visit,” wrote Sheila H on their TripAdvisor page.

James added; “Beautiful winery. Lovely tasting room and cellar. Excellent wines with the added incentive of tasting cost waived with the purchase of a bottle of wine.”

“We had great wine served with a delicious platter of cheese, salame, pâtés, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and home baked bread. The sommelier was incredible! Lovely experience,” said mariomarchio777.

For more information about Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate, call +27 (0) 28 312 3515 or email or visit them online at today. Here is their location on Google Maps. Follow them on Facebook HERE.

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