Boschendal Wine Estate, Franschhoek, Western Cape
The Boschendal Wine Estate dates back to 1685 when it was owned by French Huguenot, Jean le Long. Today it is one of the leading producers of red wine in South Africa having won numerous national and international awards.
The beautifully restored Cape Dutch Manor House is filled with magnificent 17th and 18th century furniture and Ming porcelain and a superb restaurant is situated in the original cellar of the house. There are another 2 restaurants for more casual dining on the estate as well as idyllic, world class venues for weddings and functions.
Before or after you wine tasting, treat yourself to an elegant French-style picnic beneath the fragrant pines, where large umbrellas are jauntily set above tables covered with hand-painted cloths. Collect your wicker picnic basket lined with gay cloths, filled with freshly baked baguettes and a tempting collation of homemade pâtés, cold meats, salads, cheese and biscuits. A dessert creation and steaming hot filter coffee are served from the gazebo…
Guided tours and tastings are held three times from Mondays to Sundays at 10.30, 11.30 and 15.00. The spectacular views of the vineyards with the imposing mountains as a backdrop will take your breath away as will the maturation cellars with row upon row of oak barrels. The beautiful gardens, in particular the rose garden with some of the original roses that were cultivated in the Cape and in the East Indies, are a sight to behold.
Tel: +27 (0) 21 870 4210/11 Email
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