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Boekenhoutskloof, Franschhoek

One of the loveliest old farms on the Western Cape, Boekenhoutskloof lies at the edge of the valley in Franschhoek. The name means ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’, a local tree that is famed for its furniture. Indeed, Boekenhoutskloof’s super-elegant, iconic labels depict some of the handsome old chairs which can still be seen in the old homestead, and represent the seven directors of whom chief winemaker and cellarmaster Marc Kent is one.

Although the estate was established in 1776, it was properly restored and its vineyards planted in 1993, with vines now consisting of syrah, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, grenache, semillon and viognier.

Marc Kent, a maverick spirit, has long been a pioneering figure in the South African wine industry; he was the first to put the syrah grape on the map with his now legendary 1997 vintage of Boekenhoutskloof Syrah. Under his quiet but determined leadership, Boekenhoutskloof has since become one of the leading names in South Africa, regularly winning awards for its wines. It has excelled in making not only fine wine but also overseeing the success of several well-respected brands, namely Porcupine Ridge and The Wolftrap.

Having recently invested in new land in the Swartland, Boekenhoutskloof is showing its increased commitment to this area of the Cape which has produced much of the fruit for its range of wines, few of which are in fact made from Franschhoek fruit. There is a lovely tasting room open to visitors, as is the old house at this beautiful property.

www.boekenhoutskloof.co.za

  • Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
    $68.00

      FACT SHEET These sandy north-facing slopes were planted with the CS14 and CS163 clones in 1991. In 2012 the Cabernet Sauvignon got picked on 3 different days between March 26th and April...

  • Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

    Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
    $88.00

    ´┐╝These sandy northwest-facing slopes were planted with the CS14 and CS163 clones in 1991. In 2013 the Cabernet Sauvignon got picked over a period of 8 days, starting on March 20th. Cold maceration lasted 5 days, before some...

  • Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2013

    Boekenhoutskloof Semillon 2013
    $56.00

    Franschhoek’s first Sémillon vineyards were planted in 1902 on the alluvial soils of the Franschhoek riverbed with its high loam content. In 1942 there were more plantings on the sandy sites slightlyfurther...

  • Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2013

    Boekenhoutskloof Syrah 2013
    $88.00

    Winemakers Comments: Syrah 2013 ´┐╝The Boekenhoutskloof Syrah fruit has been sourced from a specific site in Wellington since 1998, because of the unmistakable character that the decomposed granite exhibits. The SH-21 clone...

  • Chocolate Block 2016

    Chocolate Block 2016
    $54.00

    The 2016 Chocolate Block is a blend of Syrah (79%), Grenache Noir (11%), Cabernet Sauvignon (6%), Cinsault (3%) and Viognier (1%). Due to the looming drought conditions, yields were much lower, resulting in higher berry...

  • Porseleinberg Syrah 2013

    Porseleinberg Syrah 2013
    $175.00

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  • Wolftrap Red Blend 2017

    Wolftrap Red Blend 2017
    $22.00

    WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS: Grapes from selected vineyards in the Swartland were used for this blend. Low yields, small berries, intense colour and spicy flavours contribute to a harmonious blend. Fermented in stainless...

  • Wolftrap White Blend 2015

    Wolftrap White Blend 2015
    $22.00

    Blend: Viognier 48 % / Chenin Blanc 41% / Grenache Blanc 11% Alcohol: 13.79%vol RS: 3.1 g/l TA: 5.0 g/l pH: 3.50 Winemakers Comments: As with all Boekenhoutskloof blends, percentages may vary from year to year but the...

  • Wolftrap White Blend 2017

    Wolftrap White Blend 2017
    $21.00

    Blend:  Viognier 38% | Chenin Blanc 37% | Grenache Blanc 25%Alcohol:  13.59%RS: 2.30g/lTA:: 5.07 g/lpH:  3.42 Winemaker's Comments:The majority of the components for this intriguing blend were sourced...

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