Things To Do in FranschhoekBoekenhoutskloof Wine Estate
Where? Excelsior Road, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape
When? Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 876-3320
How much? Price on request
One of the oldest farms in the foothills of Franschhoek is Boekenhoutskloof, founded in 1776 and means ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’. Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree and the figurehead of this farm is a lady who carries the dove of peace and hope and represents excellent quality which is prized by the winemaker, Marc Kent and the winery.
Even though now wolves have ever been seen in the Franschhoek valley, a 250-year old wolf trap erected by pioneers to the Cape can still be found on the farm. Hence their Wolftrap range. Their Porcupine ridge wines are named after the crested porcupine found on the farm.
Visit the farm and find out why Platter’s South African Wine Guide named Boekenhoutskloof ‘Winery of the year’ in 2012. Wines available for tasting include Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2011, Porcupine Ridge Viognier Grenache Blanc 2010, Porcupine Ridge Merlot 2010, Porcupine Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Porcupine Ridge Syrah 2010, Porcupine Ridge Syrah Viognier 2010, The Wolftrap Red 2011, The Wolftrap White 2010 and The Chocolate Block 2010.
With a name like ‘The Chocolate Block’, this is a wine that’s bound to catch everyone’s attention, but the winery calls it a ‘wine with secrets to keep’. Its style reflects their belief that the Cape is prominently suited to blended reds.