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.