Franschhoek, South Africa
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Boschendal is one of the oldest estates in the new world. It is the largest estate in South Africa and is located in the Franschhoek ward of Paarl. It has a French viticultural heritage which dates back to 1685. Boschendal Estate has dedicated itself to producing fine wines. Nowhere is this commitment to growth, development and quality more clearly manifested than in its wine-growing philosophy.
Boschendal's geographical size and position allows the successful growth of a number of grape varieties which include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Gewurztraminer. Extensive new plantings of noble red varietals over the past few years have placed Boschendal among South Africa's top red wine producers.
Boschendal's distinctive range of wines assures the consumer of a wine to suit every taste. The vineyards are widely dispersed over 10,000 acres of hillside and valley terrain. The microclimate is most suited for production of noble white wine varieties though trials on Merlot and Pinot Noir have produced exceptional results.
Notes from Mike Graham, Boschendal Cellar Master:
"With my first harvest at Boschendal behind me, I am now concentrating on nuturing the wines through wood maturation in the cellar, as well as keeping a watchful eye on the building activity next door as our red wine cellar nears completion." The latter is a very exciting project and one which will ensure that Boschendal remains in the forefront of winemaking, producing the very finest wines for our discerning customers. By the year 2000, you can look forward to the promise of not only the high qualtiy wines you have grown to depend on, but some exciting new reds in our range.
In total, Boschendal will have planted an extra 15 hectares this Spring as part of its long term planting program.