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The Bouchard Finlayson cellars are open for wine tastings daily. (Monday to Saturday, excluding public holidays). Strict Covid-19 protocols are in place for both staff and customers. There is a choice of 8 wines for tasting. A tasting of 3 wines cost R35 per person; a tasting of 6 wines cost R70 per person. Pop in visitors are always welcome, but larger groups should book to avoid disappointment. Cellar tours are available but need to be pre-booked and cost R65 per person (subject to the availability of a member of the production team).
- WINERY ADDRESS:
R320 Road, Hermanus 7200
From Cape Town, take any road signposted to the airport, which will become the N2 highway. Stay on the N2, past the airport, through Somerset West and over Sir Lowry’s Pass. Stay on the N2 until you arrive at Bot River and the signpost for Hermanus, where you turn off and follow the R43. Shortly after Onrus, but before you enter the town of Hermanus, turn left at the traffic lights onto the R320, and follow Valley Road for a few kilometres. The gates to the Bouchard Finlayson estate will be on your right.
ARRIVING BY HELICOPTER
For those looking to fly in, we have an 'unofficial' Helicopter pad at the entrance to our Estate. We will be happy to transfer you to our Cellar Door. The GPS co-ordinates are 34° 22’ 51.89 / 19°14’ 11.84
Please let us know prior to your arrival so that we can expect you and arrange the collection.
Our generous deli platter is served on wooden boards made from old barrels, and laden with; Salami, mild Gruberg cheese, Colby cheese, ciabatta, estate olive oil, olives, olive tapenade and mixed nuts. Enjoy this delicious offering on the terrace overlooking the vineyards, in the romance of the cellar or next to a crackling fire in winter. Priced at – ZAR 280.
Our vegan offering includes hummus, Fauxmage Chêvre-style cashew cheese, vegetable 'biltong', micro-greens, olives and nuts. Enjoy our vegan wines; our flagship Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir 2017 and Chardonnays Missionvale 2017 and Crocodile's Lair 2017, as well as Hannibal 2017. Priced at – ZAR 300. Vegan platters must be pre-ordered.
To book, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 312 3515.
The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is one of the jewels of the Walker Bay area. The valley itself is graced with numerous well-known restaurants and eateries, and borders on the quaint seaside town of Hermanus, world-renowned as the best land-based whale-watching destination.
Hermanus offers numerous other activities and popular attractions such as tours and tastings on a working abalone farm - Heart of Abalone; shark-cage diving; mountain recreation; watersports; browsing art, antiques, shops or markets; cliffpaths and white sandy beaches.
For more ideas of where to eat, play or sleep in Hermanus and surrounds, visit www.hermanus.co.za
Please note: guided and un-guided nature walks are both currently unavailable.
Bouchard Finlayson has introduced a unique wine tasting excursion that combines a scenic guided nature walk through the 100 hectares of protected Fynbos on the farm, with an option to taste the latest vintages and/or a delicious Bouchard Deli Platter of charcuterie and cheese to be enjoyed in the cellar or on the terrace overlooking the vineyards.
- Departs 9am Mondays to Saturdays
- Choose one of three exquisite walking trails, varying in length from 45 minutes to 2 1/2 hours
Groups limited to 12 people and minimum charges apply to groups less than six. Subject to availability and pre-booking a week in advance. For pricing please contact email@example.com or 028 312 3515
Tutored tastings of older vintages are available to small groups, providing a first-hand experience of the incredible maturation potential of the wines. Vintage tastings are available daily at the cellar. Due to the exclusivity of the vintages, the varietal theme will vary according to the older wines available and their taste profile accessibility.
The tasting includes various vintages of our award-winning Pinot Noir priced at R4000 for groups of up to twenty people. Tastings include cheese and charcuterie delicatessen.
If you are interested in other vintage varietal tastings such as Chardonnay, unwooded whites, or Hannibal red blend, a tailormade vintage tasting can be arranged.
Booking is essential – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 312 3515.
Unfortunately during the months of February and March - peak harvest season - we do not offer these tastings.