Boschendal - Our Winemaking Philosophy and Wine Ranges

Our winemaking philosophy considers our tremendous natural heritage first and foremost. Our vision is to balance tradition and experience with contemporary innovation to produce classic wines with measured modern new world attitude that are uniquely Boschendal.

Our winemaking philosophy considers our tremendous natural heritage first and foremost. Our vision is to balance tradition and experience with contemporary innovation to produce classic wines with measured modern new world attitude that are uniquely Boschendal.

The cornerstones of this philosophy are accomplished by our commitment:
  • To produce premium wines of unwavering exceptional quality
  • To have dedicated red and white winemakers in separate cellars for focussed expertise
  • To place emphasis on intensity of flavour and mouth feel
  • To further our special focus on Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz varieties
  • To be a leader in the production of Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines
  • To invest in oak from top coopers with judicious wood regimes for added intrigue but never overpowering
     
    Cap Classique
    These beautiful bottle fermented bubblies liberate the vibrancy and energy of Boschendal. Crafted from classic varieties in the time honoured traditional method with extended lees contact for opulence and texture without compromising inherent vibrant fruit detail and natural freshness.
     
    Pavillion
    The Pavillion gazebo is one of Boschendal’s most famous landmarks set amidst the magnificent mountains and vineyards on the Estate and home to the celebrated summer ‘Le Pique Nique’ experience. These wines are delicate and delicious perfectly styled for casual encounters and informal enjoyment.

    The Classic Collection
    Our reputation for making fine wines extends through decades and generations of loyal fans who have had a hand in fashioning Boschendal wines through the ages. The Boschendal Classics are a collection of these favourites that defy evolution emerging as classic with contemporary familiarity and character that is timeless and distinctly Boschendal.

    1685
    The 1685 range is presented in a unique curvaceous bottle inspired by the traditional bottle design used through the ages and commemorates the year of the original title deeds. These wines express the style and class that is particular to our estate and coastal surrounds, with special focus on purity of fruit lavished with measured modern winemaking for depth, breadth and balance.

    The uniquely shaped 1685 bottle was created in 1985 to celebrate 300 years of wine making at Boschendal. These wines all express true varietal character, concentration of flavour and length on the palate, and perfectly match the bold shape of their bottle. A range of wines that reflect the quality and style which has become synonymous with Boschendal.

    Reserve Collection
    The Reserve Collection is sired from pedigree vineyards and vintages where every detail from vine to wine is fastidiously considered to create richly expressive complex wines of great balance and potential.
     
    Elgin Series
    A portfolio of Limited production super premium Appellation specific wines that express the distinctive cool vitcultural climate of Elgin.

    Cecil John
    The Cecil John Reserve range are highly individualistic site-specific terroir driven wines that pay tribute to the legendary Cecil John Rhodes. Recognising the agricultural value and potential of Boschendal, the former proprietor and mining magnate is responsible for ensuring that some of the estate’s most treasured vineyard sites remained intact. Produced in very small volumes, these handcrafted wines honour the vision and passion of the man who ensured the Boschendal legacy.

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