Lunch with Tshepang Molisana: The rising star of the wine world


“My heart wants to burst. I want to share everything about all of these amazing wines.” Tweeted like a true oenophile, Tshepang Molisana is breaking new ground as a wine writer to be reckoned with. Having won the 2016 Veritas Young Wine Writer Award for an essay titled Could Social Media Replace Traditional Wine Guides, she’s transcending the traditional to become her generation’s voice on all things vino.

 

Boschendal’s Flagship Wines Celebrate Tim Atkin Accolades


One of the world’s pre-eminent wine journalists Tim Atkin has awarded eight of Boschendal’s iconic wines an impressive 90 points or more in his latest report. The Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 2016  was the estate’s top scorer in the Tim Atkin 2018 South African Wines Report, which received 95 points, adding to the many accolades and awards received by winemaker Lizelle Gerber’s vibrant and intricate creation. It was one of just 159 out of 1980 wines to score 95 points or more.  

 

Boschendal Appoints Jacques Viljoen As New Winemaker


Iconic wine estate Boschendal has added another exceptional member to its innovative, award-winning winemaking team. Jacques Viljoen will take up the position of Cellar Master on the estate from 1 August 2018 and will bring with him a deep passion for the art of wine-making as well as experience on estates and in regions the world over.

 

Harvest 2018: Against all odds a sparkling year


General reports are that, against all expectations, harvest 2018 will be remembered as a year that ‘rose to the occasion’.

 

Boschendal celebrates a stellar month of May


For a remarkable second year in a row, the Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016 was named not only the Best Elgin Chardonnay but also took home the trophy for being South Africa’s top Chardonnay at the International Wine Challenge (IWC).  So far it has been a stand-out year for Boschendal. Not only is the estate celebrating over 300 years of viti- and viniculture, but it’s also garnered a multitude of awards in 2018 – including an estimated 31 awards in May alone. As well as its IWC wins, Boschendal took home three golds, five silvers and 12 bronze awards at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), plus silver at the 2018 Syrah Du Monde awards.

 

Boschendal triumphs again at the International Wine Challenge 2018


Iconic wine estate, Boschendal is celebrating an impressive performance at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC). The Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016 was awarded stand-out accolades scoring 96 points and securing the title of top South African Chardonnay and Best Elgin Chardonnay for the second year in a row.  

 

Boschendal Post-harvest: Entering the next stage with excitement


It seems surreal to think that harvest and everything that went with it, is finally over.

 

A Celebration of Sweet Sophistication in the Franschhoek Valley


When one of South Africa’s pre-eminent fashion designers collaborates with one of its most iconic wine brands, you know magic is going to happen.

 

Easter eggs and Harvest endings


With March coming to a close we celebrate how far we have come and how few blocks we still need to process before we turn off the crushers. 2018 has not been the biggest harvest to date, but nevertheless, it certainly had its challenges.

 

Boschendal Harvest Diary Update: Big wines with big heart


During harvest (and every other season in the cellar) we focus on creating wines that are savoured by our committed winos (those who have been sipping on Chardonnay since Bruce Springsteen made his debut), but we also focus on making wines that are complex but not too intimidating for newly-introduced wine lovers.

 
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