A family-owned boutique vineyard where Heaven meets Earth, inspired by genuine passion.
Founded by the pioneer of Pinot Noir, who was the first winemaker in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley.
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In the hidden Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley at the Southern tip of Africa lies Bouchard Finlayson, a winery that combines the best of the old ways and classic French winemaking techniques, with the creativity and innovation of the new world. Established in 1989 on 125 hectares (312 acres) of Walker Bay’s prime viticultural land, Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard and Winery is a small cellar dedicated to the quality production of Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. 25 hectares (62 acres) of the estate are currently under vine. Fifty percent of the vineyards is devoted to the varietal for which Founder and Pinot Noir pioneer, Peter Finlayson is most acclaimed – Pinot Noir. Ever since releasing their first vintages, the name Bouchard Finlayson has been internationally synonymous with Pinot Noir excellence. With ingredients such as old world experience, new world innovation, winemaking talent, intelligent experimentation, the natural beauty of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, and a terroir and climate that is conducive to viticulture – Bouchard Finlayson, is the ultimate recipe for truly exceptional experiences and prized memories. Today, owned by the Tollman family and run by Victoria Tollman, winemaker Chris Albrecht, and a world class team; who have a shared vision of excellence. Bouchard Finlayson is a proud World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion.
Tasting Room Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:30
Saturday, Sundays and Public Holidays: 10:00 – 16:00
Closed: 25 December
Tasting 3 Wines – R35 per person
Tasting 6 Wines – R70 per person
The tasting fee is waived per person purchasing wines
Cellar Tours – R65 per person (bookings required)
Taste our Finest
Taste our flagship Tête de Cuvée at the tasting room for R55!
In blending the Tête de Cuvée the winemaker meticulously samples each barrel of the vintage, selecting only
those that offer a perfect expression of the Hemel-en-Aarde’s unique terroir. The result? A Pinot Noir quite
unlike any other. The Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir speaks to a sense of place; offering a wine that is exuberant in
youth, with the structure and complexity to improve over years of cellar maturation.
Our exclusive Vintage Tasting offers a remarkable opportunity to discover the variability of vintage and the
ageing potential of Bouchard Finlayson wines. This varietal-specific tasting showcases four distinct vintages of
the award-winning Galpin Peak Pinot Noir. Each vintage is paired with a curated tasting portion carefully
selected to complement the wine.
Ideal for small groups, Vintage Tastings are priced at R400 per person, with a minimum charge of R4 000.
A maximum of 15 guests can be accommodated per tasting, and prior reservation is essential.
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A selection of locally sourced cheeses, premium cured charcuterie, onion marmalade, fruit chutney, olives, freshly
baked bread and olive oil from the olive orchards on the Bouchard Finlayson estate
Cheese Platter: R250
Cheese & Charcuterie Platters: 290
Vegan platters can be arranged. Bookings for Vegan Platters required