Peter Finlayson

Founder & Cellar Master
Bouchard Finlayson Estate
Winemaker, Peter Finlayson, is a graduate oenologist from Stellenbosch University. He furthered his studies at Geisenheim, in the Rheingau, in 1975.

After a period between 1976 and 1979 at the fledgling Boschendal winery, he had the challenge of setting up and running the first winery in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. His success in establishing this cellar became legendary, culminating in the 1989 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year Award for his achievements with the Pinot Noir grape.