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.

– Description from Mimi Kim

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  • Syrah

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

  • Pinotage

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Viognier

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sémillon

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  • The Chocolate Block 2007


    Very nice wine - full of great fruit, with a beautiful silky mouthfeel and a solid finish. Starts out with delicate lilac and cardamon spice on the nose. Fantastic rich smooth mid palate with wonderful mouthfeel. Very integrated and balanced. Read More

    Wine review by Philip

  • The Chocolate Block 2007


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    Wine review by Mandas4

  • The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier Boekenhoutskl 2006


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    Wine review by cmcgogney

  • Boekenhoutskloof Red Rhone Blend the Wolftrap 2005


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    Wine review by FTBoomer II

  • Boekenhoutskloof Syrah Franschhoek Valley 2006


    Pleasant easy-drinking red, probably best with food -roasted meats perhaps. Medium bodied, slightly sweet and well-balanced - lots of tasty fruit. Good value. Read More

    Wine review by enricovino

  • Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap 2008


    Fullbodied, very smoky up front. Enjoyable inexpensive blend. Read More

    Wine review by ericforte

  • Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap 2008


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    Wine review by JoshuaChrist

  • Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap 2008


    2008 The Wolftrap Syrah Mourvedre Viognier Franschock, South Africa (14.5%) Nose: smell a slight must developing into a strong coffee flavor upon opening up, Taste: Ahh, now thats a Syrah! Lamarr, mild pepperiness, light to medium tannins, medium finishLamarr: A-, very low A- (nice Syrah, pleasure to drink, started out of the gate fast, yet be... Read More

    Wine review by lamarr

  • The Chocolate Block 2007


    Syrah 55%, Grenache Noir 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 16%, Cinsault 5%, Viognier 4%. Production just 586 barrels. 14.5% Alcohol.Served slightly chilled in the warmth of South Africa I also chilled it briefly back in a, significantly cooler, UK to the wines benefit. Read More

    Wine review by winescribbler

  • Boukenhoutskloof 'The Wolf Trap' 2007


    This wine is not German - it is South African from Franschoek and is an excellent value for the price. It would make an honorable house wine for anyone. A real bargain. It is a South African blend (note the Pinotage) - Cabernet Sauvignon (40%), Pinotage (46%), Syrah (6% and Cinsault (8%) Read More

    Wine review by Iboboy

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