Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
Please be advised that Ashford Castle is for hotel residents only. As we are a fully operational hotel we do not offer tours of the castle.
Please note that access to the gardens is currently for residents only, we cannot provide tickets during this time.
Chauffeured car journeys are available to all major Irish airports. The prices below are based on a maximum of two passengers.
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We are happy to arrange private chauffeur tours at a price of €60 per hour for up to two people in a car and €70 per hour in our Mercedes V Class, which accommodates between three to six people. Please note that private chauffeur tours must be booked for a minimum of four hours. For larger party requests, please contact the hotel for further details.
Ashford Castle's own Fáilte Ireland National tour guide is delighted to offer our guests chauffeur-driven tours in luxury SUV vehicles.
Tailor-made tours are available for both full and half-day excursions. Visit Connemara National Park, featuring 2,957 hectares of mountains, bogs, heaths, grasslands, and forests, or Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walled Gardens, one of Ireland’s best-loved and most iconic tourist attractions and home to the Benedictine nuns since 1920.
The lunar landscape of the Burren and breath-taking heights of the Cliffs of Moher will leave you in no doubt as to the dramatic splendour of the West Coast of Ireland and The Wild Atlantic Way.