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 Chris Albrecht 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

2019 TÊTE DE CUVÉE  
    • 93 POINTS
      James Suckling, 2020
2018 GALPIN PEAK PINOT NOIR
    • GOLD MEDAL
      China Wine and Spirits Award, 2019
    • 94 POINTS
      International Wine Challenge, 2020
    • 94 POINTS
      James Suckling, 2020
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
    • 94 POINTS
      James Suckling, 2018
    • 94 POINTS
      Tim Atkinn, MW, South Africa Special Report, 2018
2018 HANNIBAL
    • 94 POINTS 
      Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Special Report, 2020
    • 93 POINTS 
      James Suckling, 2020
2018 MISSIONVALE CHARDONNAY
    • GOLD MEDAL (97 POINTS)
      International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC), 2020
    • 93 POINTS
      Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Special Report, 2020 
    • 93 POINTS
      James Suckling, 2020
2018 CROCODILE'S LAIR CHARDONNAY
    • GOLD MEDAL 
      Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show, 2020 
    • 93 POINTS 
      Tim Atkin MW, South Africa Special Report, 2020
    • 93 POINTS
      James Suckling, 2020

Our Location

caring for nature

Conserving the Cape's rich floral kingdom

nature walks

Guided by our resident botanist

tasting notes

How to match wines and more

The Bouchard Finlayson WSET Scholarship