Bouchard Finlayson

One of South Africa’s most awarded boutique wine estates lies in a scenic valley, just an hour and a half from Cape Town, called Hemel-en-Aarde or Heaven-and-Earth. Framed by great fold mountains and breath-taking ocean views, it is one of the coolest wine-making regions in the Cape, with duplex soil structures and sun-facing slopes. The promise of the unique terroir is harnessed by winemaker Peter Finlayson in slow-ripened, flavour-rich wines of exceptional quality.

Bouchard Finlayson is globally acclaimed for producing the best Pinot Noir in South Africa, as well as exceptional Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs. The vineyards are surrounded by an indigenous floral conservancy alive with birdsong and wildflowers. Beyond the beauty of the farm itself, you can discover the enchantments of the local area. Some of the popular attractions of nearby Hermanus include whale-watching; shark-cage diving; mountain hiking or biking; browsing art, antiques and shops; and of course, the white sandy beaches.

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Latest Awards

SOUTH AFRICAN WINE INDEX (SAWi) - 2015
    • TOP PINOT NOIR - GALPIN PEAK
    • TOP RED BLEND - HANNIBAL 
    • No.2 TOP OVERALL WINE PRODUCER
2012 TÊTE DE CUVÉE 
    • GOLD AWARD 
      Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters, 2015
    • SOMMELIERS SELECTION, 2015  
      South African Sommeliers Association (SASA)  
    • 91 POINTS 
      Tim Atkin, 2015 South African Report
2010 TÊTE DE CUVÉE  
    • 95 POINTS
      James Suckling in Hong Kong, Nov 2015
2012 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
    • 92 POINTS 
      Wine Spectator, June 2016
    • 93 POINTS
      James Suckling in Hong Kong, Nov 2015
    • GOLD MEDAL 
      China Wine and Spirits Award, 2014
2013 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
    • 5 STARS
      Platter Wine Guide, 2016
    • GOLD MEDAL 
      Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters, 2016
    • TOP 100 
      Independent Wine Merchant UK, 2016
2013 HANNIBAL
    • 90 POINTS
      Wine Spectator, May 2016
    • GOLD MEDAL 
      China Wine and Spirits Award, 2015
    • 91 POINTS 
      Tim Atkin, 2015 South African report
2013 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
    • 90 POINTS
      Wine Spectator, May 2016
    • SOMMELIERS SELECTION, 2015 
      South African Sommeliers Association (SASA)
2014 CROCODILE'S LAIR CHARDONNAY
    • TOP 100
      Independent Wine Merchant UK, 2016

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