Bouchard Finlayson is part of the Tollman-owned portfolio of hospitality interests including the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, namely The Oyster Box Hotel, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat and The Twelve ApostlesHotel and Spa.

Bouchard Finlayson Wine Estate

winery and cellars at Bouchard Finalyson
Bouchard Finlayson 
“I am enormously proud of Peter and the Bouchard Finlayson wines, which can stand tall amongst their peers in the world,” says Bouchard Finlayson owner Victoria Tollman. “It is wonderful to have competitions such as these to reaffirm our belief in what we do – which is to have the best people to make the best possible wines from the healthiest grapes. Our commitment to quality over quantity remains our priority.”

Last year, Bouchard Finlayson received the Trophy for the Wine of the Year, having headed the 96+ Club list with a score of 97.5% for the Galpin Peak Pinot noir. 

This year, the Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot noir won a SAWI Platinum award with a perfect score of 100 and another two wines -

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot noir
the Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal and the Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat Chardonnay – joining the 96+ club, at 99.20 and 97.63 respectively.” Excerpts from Wine Cellar by: Roland Peens

Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal
Bouchard Finlayson Kaaimansgat Chardonna
Galpin Peak Pinot noir
A wine inspired by their winemaker and location - offering a true reflection of their terroir. Barrel matured for 10 months in French oak, rich with luscious soft tannins and dark-coloured forest fruits, deftly balanced on a cord of lingering plum and raspberry delights.

Hannibal 2010
An Italian/French inspired blend of Sangiovese, Pinot noir, Nebbiolo, Shiraz, Mouvedré and Barbera. Matured for 16 months in French oak, red cherry, flowers, a whiff of truffle on the nose with a hint of spice. Tannins are velvety and offer a slow-pronounced aromatic finish!

Kaaimansgat Limited Edition Chardonnay
An innovative blend of a classic barrel-fermented portion of Chardonnay (60%) with a fruity non malo unwooded portion (40%). The barrel fermented portion is all new French oak! The style is classic, cool climate Chardonnay with voluptuous fruit tones layered on harmonious
oak flavours, all balanced in a synonymous elegance. Kaaimansgat Chardonnay also was awarded 91 points out of a 100 in the Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

  • 125 hectare property with 18 hectares under vine. 
  • Two hectares of Olive trees, producing a limited amount of freshly pressed,virgin olive oil
  • Cellars - one at the winery and the second at the Homestead.
  • Homestead Cellar – ideal for wine launches, cocktails, private lunches and dinners, tastings, corporate events and special occasions (up to 50 guests).
  • Tasting room and wine boutique. 
The Bouchard Finlayson winery and cellars are open for wine tastings on a daily basis, Monday to Friday 09h00 – 17h00 and on Saturday 09h30 – 12h30.  They are closed on Sunday and Public Holidays. Wine tasting is free of charge for groups below 6 persons.

From more information call: (27) 28 312 3515

In the early 1800’s farmers in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley felt their children should rather be schooled in Dutch, forerunner of Afrikaans. Oftentimes they only remunerated farm teacher, Hermanus Pieters, in sheep, which he would graze at a spring under Milkwood trees near the sea. In l855, long after his passing, the village Hermanuspietersfontein was founded in his honour. In the early 1900’s the postmaster shortened the village name to Hermanus. In order to commemorate this teacher and the spirit of the people of 1855, Hermanuspietersfontein is committed naming all their wines and labels in Afrikaans – the only cellar in South Africa to do so.

Hermanuspietersfontein vineyards

Bartho Eksteen the prominent winemaker at HPF also known as Monsieur Sauvignon Blanc,
creates his magic on this 320Ha Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) Champion Farm

Hermanuspietersfontein Biodiversity Champion Farm

 Hermanuspietersfontein Biodiversity Champion Farm 

Hermanuspietersfontein Food and Wine Market

Every Saturday 09h00 – 13h00
Just as they brought the original name of Hermanus to life again, they’ve revived the traditional Saturday morning community market. Follow this link to see all the mouth-watering food, pastries, snacks and deserts...

Nr. 5 Sauvignon Blanc (partial Award list)
2009 SA Terrior Award 2010 - Top Regional Sauvignon blanc
2009 Platter's ****
2009 Diners Club Winemaker of the Year 2010/2011
2010 Top 100 SA Wines
2010 Winemaker's Choice - Diamond

Swartskaap  (partial Award list)
2008 Platter's ****
2008 SA Terrior Award 2010 - Top Regional Cab Franc
2008 Berliner Wein Trophy 2011- Gold

Die Bartho
2008 Wine Magazine Nov 2009 ****
2009, 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze
2009 International Wine Awards 2010 Bronze
2009 Platter's *****

Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Farm Cottages
Escape from city life to a haven of stillness where the quiet bird “noise” would be the only disturbance.

Hermanuspietersfontein Wine Farm Cottages
To book a cottage on the farm go here:

Tasting Room and Sales: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 Saturday from 9:00 – 1:00pm
Tel: +27 (0)28 316 1875


La Vierge Restaurant and Tasting Room

French for "The Virgin" with quirky labels like;

JEZEBELLE Chardonnay 2010
ORIGINAL SIN Sauvignon Blanc 2010
TEMPTATION The Affair 2008 (Shiraz, Barbera)

I enjoyed just being at La Vierge, sitting outside on the veranda overlooking the valley and loved the trendy design.  It was quite refreshing to be in a tasting room/restaurant that looked and felt completely different from the more traditional tasting rooms one has become so use to, on the Western Cape’s wine routes.

La Vierge Restaurant © Noleen Kutash

 La Vierge's Trendy Decor © Noleen Kutash

 La Vierge's Trendy Decor © Noleen Kutash

 Map of R320 Hermanus Wine Route
Here's a link to print a copy of the map 

See you back here at Travel And Trade South Africa for PART 3 of TRAVEL SOUTH AFRICA ON R320 THE FAMED HERMANUS WINE ROUTE.