Top Caption: Tim Hutchinson, executive chairman of DGB (left) receiving the Mundus Vini Best Producer award from Robert Joseph, board-member of Mundus Vini.
AND just like that, it’s April, and almost time for Easter! For the team at Boschendal, this means it’s a time of preparing for new harvest delights (hello citrus!), enjoying the dreamy season’s temptations (especially our hot cross buns warm from the oven), and keeping an eye out for the Easter Bunny. Join us with your loved ones to come as we celebrate everything our farm has to offer at this special time of year.
JUST in time for what promises to be a bumper summer season in the Cape, Boschendal Farm is ready to welcome visitors from far and wide to enjoy their much-loved offering in true home away from home style. The working farm offers an array of affordable and accessible overnight experiences, but for travellers seeking the cachet of perfect privacy and bespoke service, this historic estate’s two exclusive-use villas promise an unforgettable summer escape.
Top image: Danielle Coetsee
Boschendal, the iconic Cape winery situated in the Groot Drakenstein Valley, has added a new white wine to its range, affirming the winery’s commitment to site-specific winemaking as well as honouring the early pioneers of the South African wine industry who founded Boschendal in 1685.
Boschendal, one of the Cape’s leading heritage wineries with a history dating back to 1685, returned one of the best showings of any producer in this year’s Tim Atkin Report on South African wine with 11 of its wines receiving scores of 90pts and more in the 2021 Report. This is the ninth report on Cape wine by Tim Atkin, Master of Wine and one of the world’s leading critics who scrutinsed over 1 800 South African wines for this year’s document on the state of the local wine industry.
Despite various challenges, the current tour to South Africa by the British and Irish Lions is going down as one of the most captivating in the 130-year-old rugby rivalry between the Springboks and Lions as the dramatic series is tied at one match all. And this success has spilled over to Boschendal, the official wine partner to the current Lions tour, which culminates this weekend when the deciding test match is played in Cape Town.
Boschendal Estate continues to take its award-winning reputation internationally, winning a Gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards in London for its coveted Jean le Long Prestige Cuvée Cap Classique 2009, which is rapidly garnering a reputation as one of South Africa’s most-awarded Cap Classique wines. With the Jean le Long Cap Classique accruing a score of 96pts, 11 other diverse wines and wine-styles from this iconic wine estate in Groot Drakenstein achieved ratings of 90pts or more at this wine show, regarded as one of the world’s most important.