Boschendal Appoints Jacques Viljoen As New Winemaker


Iconic wine estate Boschendal has added another exceptional member to its innovative, award-winning winemaking team. Jacques Viljoen will take up the position of Cellar Master on the estate from 1 August 2018 and will bring with him a deep passion for the art of wine-making as well as experience on estates and in regions the world over.

 

Boschendal celebrates a stellar month of May


For a remarkable second year in a row, the Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016 was named not only the Best Elgin Chardonnay but also took home the trophy for being South Africa’s top Chardonnay at the International Wine Challenge (IWC).  So far it has been a stand-out year for Boschendal. Not only is the estate celebrating over 300 years of viti- and viniculture, but it’s also garnered a multitude of awards in 2018 – including an estimated 31 awards in May alone. As well as its IWC wins, Boschendal took home three golds, five silvers and 12 bronze awards at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA), plus silver at the 2018 Syrah Du Monde awards.

 

Boschendal triumphs again at the International Wine Challenge 2018


Iconic wine estate, Boschendal is celebrating an impressive performance at this year’s International Wine Challenge (IWC). The Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016 was awarded stand-out accolades scoring 96 points and securing the title of top South African Chardonnay and Best Elgin Chardonnay for the second year in a row.  

 

Chief Winemaker at Bellingham reflects on Harvest 2018


“Some of the most delicate wines I’ve seen”

Richard Duckitt, Chief Winemaker at Bellingham, is enjoying a moment of reprieve: harvest 2018 is concluded.

 

A Celebration of Sweet Sophistication in the Franschhoek Valley


When one of South Africa’s pre-eminent fashion designers collaborates with one of its most iconic wine brands, you know magic is going to happen.

 

Bellingham winemaker talks about the 2018 Harvest


As the Bellingham 2018 harvest season comes to an end, newly-appointed winemaker, Richard Duckitt gives us some insider info on the stand-out cultivars and what we can expect from the 2018 vintage.

 

At Bellingham, success begins in the vineyard


Great wine is made in the vineyard. It is a much-used saying, but nevertheless fittingly describes the Bellingham philosophy.

 

Boschendal Harvest Diary Update: Big wines with big heart


During harvest (and every other season in the cellar) we focus on creating wines that are savoured by our committed winos (those who have been sipping on Chardonnay since Bruce Springsteen made his debut), but we also focus on making wines that are complex but not too intimidating for newly-introduced wine lovers.

 

Boschendal 2018 Harvest Diary Update: Showing our appreciation for planning


As Boschendal shifts into full-on harvest mode, we reflect on the planning that has gone into #harvest2018.

 

How #DayZero effects the 2018 harvest at Boschendal


As we bid January and the starting-month of harvest adieu, a recent newsletter was sent out regarding “Day Zero”.

 
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