Our vineyards are unique in the Cape in that we copy the Burgundian model of planting Pinot Noir according to its tightly spaced tradition. Such close plantings offer greater competition between vines, leading to less vigour and consequent brighter wines with more depth and colour. It must be appreciated that close plantings are historically in keeping with vineyards being tended to by horses verses modern day tractors which have transformed the industry to offering wider spaced vineyard rows.
A bold wine with rich fruity expression, packed with a medley of dark berry and plum flavours . Open textured, velvety and appealing for covert enjoyment from a lingering and expressive finish. Will mature for many years to come.
Established in 1989, Bouchard Finlayson is a boutique winery dedicated to the making of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines of outstanding quality.
Located in the wine ward of Walker Bay, an hour and a half from Cape Town, the 125-hectare property currently has 22 hectares under vines; the rest is mountain land, covered by the spectacular indigenous ‘fynbos’ flora of the Western Cape. With only a small portion of the farm under vine Bouchard Finlayson is able to ensure the conservancy of the mountain land.
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 surrounding coastal town of Hermanus lures tourists and locals to partake in many exciting adventures. Hermanus is famous for the Whales that venture into their waters, Shark cage diving is another great attraction for the brave and courageous. If you prefer to keep your feet on the land, Hermanus surrounding mountains offers the most fantastic hiking trails with spectacular views.