Bouchard Finlayson

Bouchard Finlayson, a boutique winery located in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus, producing world-class wines.

About the winery
In a hidden valley at the Southern tip of the new world lies a winery that combines the best of the old ways with a streak of innovation and creativity. Bouchard Finlayson has established a global reputation for its flagship wine, the Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, which has won numerous awards and accolades. Repeated vintages of this path-blazing wine continue to reflect a true celebration of Pinot Noir: consistently endorsing the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley as the perfect place to grow this illusive grape. Other cultivars from the farm include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sangiovese, Shiraz and Riesling as well as some newer varieties: Nebbiolo, Barbera and Mourvèdre – unusual in new-world wine growing regions but very well suited to the unique terroir. Experience Bouchard Finlayson and enjoy a wine tasting, deli platter and or nature walk. Bouchard Finlayson is the ultimate recipe for truly exceptional experiences and prized memories.

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Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - Tuesday: 09:00 - Wednesday: 09:00 - Thursday: 09:00 - Friday: 09:00 - Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00Sunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
Children friendly
Disabled access
Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
South Africa
Wines produced
Blanc de Mer, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc Reserve, Sans Barrique Chardonnay, Kaaimansgat/Crocodile's Lair Chardonnay, Missionvale Chardonnay, Hannibal, Galpin Peak Pinot Noir, Tete de Cuvee Pinot Noir
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon BlancBarbera, Mourvèdre, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir, Shiraz
History & Geography
Established in 1989, Bouchard Finlayson is located in the internationally acclaimed wine region of Walker Bay in the Western Cape. The 125-hectare property has only 25 hectares under vine with the rest left wild as a conservancy of pristine indigenous Fynbos flora and has earned the title of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion. The winery began as collaboration between Paul Bouchard, celebrated Burgundian winemaker, and locally awarded talent, Peter Finlayson. Together, they broke the soil, planted the vines and built the cellar that would become world-renowned as Bouchard Finlayson. Collaboration has always been a part of the estate, which is today owned by the Tollman family of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection and collaboratively run by Victoria Tollman, Founder Peter Finlayson and winemaker Chris Albrecht.
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