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Sophisticated wines from the Cape of Good Hope
To understand the Boekenhoutskloof Winery story is to understand the story of Cape Wines. Explore with us their 2016 vintage crafted by maverick winemaker Marc Kent.
One of the most celebrated of all South African wineries and surrounded by some of the Cape of Good Hope's most beautiful countryside and nature reserves, the Boekenhoutskloof Winery was established in 1776 in a remote corner of the Franschhoek Valley, in the Western Cape.
With a history that saw gradual expansion in the late 18th century, the estate‘s reputation as a producer of truly great wines began in the 1990s when it was rescued from dereliction by a consortium of new owners who saw the potential and invested in new plantings of varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon.
The new commitment and investment led to the production and subsequent refinement of a collection of iconic labels including the signature and multi-award-winning Boekenhoutskloof range, the delightful The Wolftrap and the iconic Chocolate Block.
The driving force at Boekenhoutskloof Winery has been acclaimed winemaker Marc Kent. Born on the Natal South Coast, Kent moved with his family to the Cape, where the passionate interest of friends in the wine industry not only inspired him to study Cellar Technology at Elsenburg College, but, together with his own regard for the French winemaking tradition, laid the foundation for his own style and philosophy of winemaking.
Today he has a reputation as a maverick but with an unswerving commitment to achieving the highest quality wines at a reasonable price. Best known for his Syrah and Cabernet red wines he also crafts some stunning Semillon. Boekenhoutskloof Winery