Ten Reasons to Love Bouchard Finlayson

Thursday, 24 January, 2019
Bouchard Finlayson Estate
Established in 1989 in the temperate Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on 125 hectares of Walker Bay's prime viticultural land, Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard and Winery is a small cellar dedicated to the quality production of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
  1. Bouchard Finlayson is a family-owned boutique vineyard and winery inspired by the genuine passion of its owners and the team in the vineyard and cellar.
  2. Founder Peter Finlayson was the first winemaker in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley - he has played a key role in establishing the Walker Bay wine region, which is internationally recognized today.
  3. The unique terroir of Bouchard Finlayson is synonymous with world-class South African Pinot Noir.
  4. A small dedicated team, led by winemaker Chris Albrecht and vineyard manager Mortimer Lee, handcrafts wines to perfection.
  5. Bouchard Finlayson wines are globally acclaimed and award-winning, favouring quality over quantity.
  6. The winery is a sister property to The Red Carnation Hotel Collection, where the complete range of Bouchard Finlayson wines are proudly showcased; and is part of the Travel Corporation.
  7. A small quantity of estate olive oil is produced, as well as honey from approximately 800 000 bees - displaying the expressive characteristics of this unique terroir.
  8. As a WWF (World Wide Fund) Conservation Champion member, guided nature trails are offered to explore the 100 hectares of preserved fynbos on the estate.
  9. Bouchard Finlayson is a supporter of the arts and hosts monthly classical music concerts by the Hermanus Music Society in the Homestead Cellar.
  10. The winery has been a lead sponsor of the local arts community and the Hermanus FynArts Festival since its inception in 2013.

 

About Bouchard Finlayson

Established in 1989 in the temperate Hemel-en-Aarde Valley on 125 hectares (312 acres) of Walker Bay's prime viticultural land, Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard and Winery is a small cellar dedicated to the quality production of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Ever since releasing their first vintages, the name Bouchard Finlayson has been internationally synonymous with excellence. Today, owned by the Red Carnation Hotels’ Tollman family and under the leadership of Victoria Tollman, winemaker Chris Albrecht and a world class team who have a shared vision of excellence, 25 hectares (62 acres) of the estate are currently under vine. Fifty percent of the vineyards is devoted to the varietal for which Founder, Peter Finlayson is most acclaimed - Pinot Noir. Other cultivars under production include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Sangiovese, as well as a handful under exploration. Bouchard Finlayson is a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion.

Situated on the R320 near Hermanus, Bouchard Finlayson vineyard and winery is open for tastings and sales Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00 and on Saturdays from 10h00 to 13h00. For further information, call +27.283123515; email info@bouchardfinlayson.co.za; or visit www.bouchardfinlayson.co.za.