Warm hospitality, South African Style

Fittingly at the centre of the warm and welcoming family-run estate is a family home that is still used by the Tollmans. The Homestead is a striking balance between present-day and time-honoured elegance within generous spaces and endless views. Built on the hillside above the vineyards, the elegant homestead is architect Anton De Kock’s modern interpretation of the timeless Cape Dutch style, which reflects the Bouchard Finlayson philosophy of innovation within classic wine-making. Toni Tollman played an integral role in the success of the project. Toni’s extensive research into local raw materials, artworks, furnishings and labour has resulted in a very distinctive décor and design.

In keeping with traditional Cape Dutch layout, the residence is thatched and built around a central ‘great room’. Magnificent valley and ocean vistas from the courtyard take full advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings. Below the living space of the grand house is a vaulted wine cellar, fitted out for our visitors, international agents and special tastings. This theatrical cellar features deep brick arches and dramatic low-level uplighting – full of natural ambience. The overall effect of the Homestead is testament to the extraordinary talent, workmanship and expertise available in South Africa today.