The De Villiers family set foot on South African soil in May 1689.

The De Villiers family set foot on South African soil in May 1689.

They embraced the wine industry which was founded in 1659, and have since striven to perfect the art of viticulture and wine making. Their practices have been influenced by their French forefathers. Dr Theo (Ficky) is one of the few de Villiers' that still practices this important culture. Nicolaas Johannes Theodorus (Ficky) is the 3rd generation of the De Villiers family to continue this legacy at Boschrivier.

The name Boschrivier: The reason for this is two-fold. The Bosch River runs through land belonging to Dr de Villiers, which feeds the Klein River. The vineyards form part of the new ward, Kleinrivier, in the Overberg District. The name Boschrivier was given to land by generations gone by. The land has since been divided and forms part of farms in the district, some of which are owned by Dr de Villiers.

This wine was the first to be bottled by the Boschrivier Family Vineyards in the Overberg region where generations of the De Villiers family have been traditional sheep, wheat and wine farmers. In the early 1900's must wine was produced but since 1997 Boschrivier Family Vineyards has focused on wines of the highest quality.

Boschrivier is a true competitor in the wine industry that lives up to its motto: 'la main a l'oevre' ... hand at work.

Home of Shiraz
The Boschrivier Shiraz is produced from 100% Shiraz grapes grown on Dr Theo (Ficky) de Villiers' farm in the Stanford area.
 Boschrivier Shiraz vintages are matured in mainly new French oak barrels for 18 months, after which the bottled wines are further matured before being released.