Boekenhoutskloof Wine Estate

+27 21 876-3320 P.O. Box 433 Excelsior Road Franschhoek 7690 South Africa

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The farm of Boekenhoutskloof wasoriginally granted to Huguenot settlers in1776. For two hundred years it remained in the same family. Over the two centuries they engaged in agricultural activities as diverse as tobacco, fruit, cattle and ultimately wine production. The original owners ceased wine production in the 1940s. The existing partnership re-opened the winery for production in 1996. Lead by Cellarmaster Marc Kent (South African Winemaker of the Year, 2007), the Winery is now regarded as one of SA’s top producers. Boekenhoutskloof is a Syrah specialist, with its premium range selling out on release each vintage. The Chocolate Block, a Syrah based blend, is probably the most successful new offering to come out of SA in the modern era. Boekenhoutskloof is acknowledged by Robert Parker’s Wine Buyer’s Guide and The 2009 Wine Report as South Africa’s # 1 producer.

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Sémillon

    History of the grape: Little is documented about the early years of this grape, which is surprising due to its distin...

  • Pinotage

    History of the grape: In 1925, Stellenbosch University Chief Horticulture Professor Abraham Izak Perold created the P...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier 2011


    Intense red colour with a purple rim. A spicy profile with ripe black fruit and violets. Smooth and rich on the palate with soft tannins, good density and a hint of oak. A well balanced, unpretentious wine made for easy drinking. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rosé 2011


    Wonderfully floral and spicy on the nose with tons of red plum, boysenberry and passion fruit aromas, supported by hints of flint and earth. No Gewurz here? Round and smooth in the mouth, this is a let down after the exciting set of aromas. Chunky and a bit dull and heavy on the palate, this is smooth and easy to drink on its own but is just too... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • The Chocolate Block 2007


    Fell in love with this wine on our trip to Boekenhoutskloof winery. Fruit forward and smooth. Read More

    Wine review by sspringe

  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rose 2010


    Buttery and chardonnay-like on the nose but transforms into a light more lady-like wine on the palate yet has a powerful edge of smoky about an identity crisis! Read More

    Wine review by KristinW

  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rose 2010


    Woodsy & apple notes; oak & vanilla on the nose. Read More

    Wine review by Sara Weinbrom

  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rose 2010


    Smoky, a bit flinty and subtly vegetal on the nose with subdued bitter apple and pithy fruits topped by a touch of white pepper. A bit loose on the palate but nicely transparent with slightly creamy, almond flavors up front that are supported by bright mineral notes. The fruit remains subdued on the palate, if nicely balanced. This is an easy si... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rose 2010


    A very warm smelling wine with plenty of oak. This is sweet. Read More

    Wine review by kate statton

  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rose 2010


    Besides, Viognier, this also has Chenin and Grenache Blancs. An unusual blend, and the risk pays off. There's sweet fruit and vanilla on the nose, with some toast and sesame, which I think comes from the Chenin. The flavors round each other out nicely. Would be great with food! Read More

    Wine review by Amanda Schuster

  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rose 2010


    Veryy nice fruity up front smooth finish good with turkey Read More

    Wine review by RNRodHouston

  • Boekenhoutskloof the Wolftrap Rose 2010


    Very good wine for the price. Let it open up for an hour or so and it's even better. The nose was herbal with hints of blackberry. Tasted like berry with a little herb and leather Read More

    Wine review by 1rockiesfan

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