A quiet seaside retreat
Okavango Delta, Botswana
The story of Xigera Safari Lodge is one of renewal. Of rebirth and family legacy, and of the pioneering spirit that drives us to seek out Africa’s wild spaces. The same spirit that inspired this remarkable reimagining, perhaps a complete reinvention, of an Okavango Delta safari. This is Xigera (pronounced ‘kee-jera’), named for the Pied Kingfisher that makes its home amid the watery channels of Botswana’s Moremi Game Reserve. Every aspect is handcrafted to beguile our guests’ senses and stir their souls – from the evocative interiors to one-of-a-kind encounters. But Xigera is equally a line in the sand. A raising of the bar. A bold statement in the realm of luxury safaris in Botswana, and an Okavango Delta safari experience like no other.
At Bouchard Finlayson we work closely with the 20 sister-hotels within The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. This includes the flagship hotels in Great Britain and Ireland, as well as boutique properties in Switzerland, Florida and Guernsey. In Africa these include Xigera Safari Lodge in Botswana, the five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, The Oyster Box Hotel in KwaZulu-Natal, and Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat in the Cederberg Mountains.
Situated in the famous Burgundy town of Nuits-Saint-Georges, this acclaimed cooperage was established in 1991 and is one of our hand-selected barrel suppliers.
Winemaker Chris Albrecht hails the consistency and quality of oak barrels from this artisan cooperage rooted in the winemaking traditions of Burgundy.
Turning inspired design into a label that will stand out on the shelf is the job of our printing partner, HP Labelling.
Since its establishment in 1982, Rotolabel has earned a reputation for quality and reliability in the supply of world-class self-adhesive labels.
Camps Bay, Cape Town
With its dramatic mountainside location, perched just metres from the sparkling Atlantic Ocean on the southern fringes of Africa, the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is famous for its remarkable views, luxury accommodation and world-class food and wine experiences.
At Bouchard Finlayson our wines are crafted for both early enjoyment and extended maturation, which is why enormous care and attention is given to our bottle closures. Ensuring longevity, consistency and convenience is key, and across our portfolio we utilise corks provided by leading wine industry partners.
Bouchard Finlayson plays an active role in supporting both cultural initiatives and the tourism industry in the wider Overberg community. We are an official stop for the innovative Hermanus Wine Hoppers, encouraging visitors to safely tour the wineries of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley. The estate is also proud to be poured at many of the region’s top restaurants, including Harbour Rock, Burgundy Restaurant, Fick’s Pool and Char’d Grill & Wine Bar. The estate also supports local arts and culture by hosting monthly recitals for the Hermanus Music Society in the Bouchard Finlayson cellar.