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.
Hosted in a farmhouse on a mountain sheep farm, you will spend a hands-on morning learning how to make traditional Irish soda bread. While the bread bakes in the oven, walk a bog road with your host through the beautiful Connemara Mountains. Return to the farmhouse to enjoy tea, warm bread and conversations in the kitchen.
Meet a fourth generation beekeeper at his home apiary at the foot of heather clad hills. Don your bee-suit and learn how to open and work a hive of bees. Experience the excitement, sounds, tastes and smells of nature’s busiest workers