Boschendal Wine Estate

Boschendal Wine Estate ("wood and dale") is one of the oldest wine producers on the Franschhoek Wine Route.

The title deed for "Bossendaal" dates back to 1685 and in 1969 a massive redevelopment program was initiated. The finest plant material improved the vineyards, the homestead was restored and renovated, reopening as a national monument.

Manor House

Dating back to 1812 the historic Cape Vernacular Manor House is one of the only period restored residences offering a glimpse into the lives of the second Huguenot family that owning the farm.

The front gable, with its wavy outline ending in urns reflects both the baroque and neo-classical tradition at the Cape.

The Manor House at Boschendal Wine Estate

It is a typical H-shaped house with yellow wood ceilings, floorboards and doors set in teak frames.

During its restoration in 1973 painted friezes were discovered on the walls and recent scrapings have exposed details of even more layers. These paintings might have been the work of itinerant artists or resident slaves two hundred years ago.

The Manor House at Boschendal Wine Estate

Wine Tasting at Boschendal Wine Estate

The Cellar Door Wine Tasting Centre is the oldest building on the estate and is located under the shade of one of the oldest oak trees on the Estate.

Tasting hours:
08:00 - 18:30 daily

Cellar Tours

Take a walk through the state-of-the-art wineries and experience the wines at their source.

The red wine cellar has unique suspended fermentation tanks and the barrel maturation cellar is used to mature the wines in French oak.

The upgraded white wine and sparkling wine cellar is in a special temperature controlled area to allow the Boschendal Cap Classiques to mature at their optimum temperatures.

Dining at Boschendal Wine Estate

You can dine at one of three restaurants on the farm.

  • The Restaurant serves a Cape-French buffet lunch every day of the week.
  • Le Pique-Nique provides a French-style picnic that is eaten under the pine trees. Your wicker basket is filled with freshly baked baguettes, cold meats, salads, cheese and biscuits.
  • Le Café serves tasty light lunches, teas and coffees throughout the day. During the winter you can sit indoors in front of a log fire. In fine weather it is lovely to sit outside in the shade of the old oak trees.
Le Cafe at Boschendal Wine Estate

The Boschendal Gardens

The Rose Garden

During restoration, a rose garden was established on the eastern slopes of the grounds by Gwen Fagan, an authority on old gardens at the Cape. The garden features many of the original roses that were cultivated at the Cape and in the East Indies.

The Garden of Healing

A garden established in memory of the generations of farm labourers and their families that have lived and worked on the farm.

The Herb Garden

All herbs as well as organic produce are specially cultivated and freshly picked to enhance the flavours and visual flair of all the restaurant specialities.

Useful Information:

Contact detail:

t: 021 870 4272

On the R310 between Franschhoek and Stellenbosch

Conducted tours of the vineyards (November – April) and cellar (May – October):
Twice daily, at 10h30 and 11h30.

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