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) - 2017
    • TOP PINOT NOIR - GALPIN PEAK - 100 Points
    • PLATINUM (95 points +) for Galpin Peak, Tête de Cuvée, Hannibal and Crocodiles Lair Chardonnay
2013 TÊTE DE CUVÉE  
    • 93 POINTS
      Tim Atkin, South Africa Report, 2016 & 2017
    • GOLD MEDAL
      International Wine and Spirits Competition, 2016
    • GOLD AWARD
      Drinks Business Pinot Noir Masters, 2017
2015 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR  
    • 5 STARS
      Platter Wine Guide, 2018
    • DOUBLE GOLD
      Veritas, 2017
    • GOLD MEDAL & REGIONAL TROPHY 
    • International Wine Challenge, 2017
    • 93 POINTS 
      Tim Atkin, South Africa Special Report, 2017
    • 93 POINTS 
      James Suckling, 2017
    • TOP 100
      Independent wine Merchant UK, 2018
2016 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
    • GOLD MEDAL
      International Wine Challenge, 2018
    • TROPHY - SA best red wine
      International Wine Challenge, 2018
    • TROPHY - SA best Pinot Noir
      International Wine Challenge, 2018
2015 HANNIBAL
    • 92 POINTS
      Tim Atkin, South Africa Special Report, 2017
    • 92 POINTS 
      James Suckling, 2017
2015 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
    • GOLD AWARD
      Drinks Business International Chardonnay Masters, 2017
    • 90 POINTS
      Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, 2017
    • 93 POINTS 
      James Suckling, 2017
    • GOLD MEDAL
      International Wine and Spirits Competition, 2017
    • 93 POINTS
      Tim Atkin, South Africa Special Report, 2017
    • RANKED NO. 1
    • Wine of The Month Club Chardonnay Tasting, March 2018
2016 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
    • GOLD MEDAL
      Decanter World Wine awards UK, 2018
2015 CROCODILE'S LAIR CHARDONNAY
    • 91 POINTS
      Tim Atkin, 2016 South Africa Report
    • 90 POINTS
      Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 2017
    • GOLD MEDAL
      International Wine Challenge, 2017
    • 91 POINTS 
      James Suckling, 2017
    • 95 POINTS
      Tim Atkin, South Africa Special Report, 2017

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