Hemel-en-Aarde Valley road now open

Following recent natural events, the R320 leading to the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley was temporarily closed for
maintenance. We are delighted to announce that this road has been re-opened, and our award-winning wines ready to be celebrated.

Our tasting room is open from Monday to Sunday, and we look forward to welcoming you with the warmest hospitality.

Contact us: +(27) 28 312 3515 or email: info@bouchardfinlayson.co.za

Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard Background

Wine Pairings

Curated dishes to complement the wines

Tasting tours between heaven & earth

Wine tastings

Seated in the tasting room, barrel maturation cellar or out on the terrace, visitors are able to taste and discover a choice of eight wines in the Bouchard Finlayson portfolio, including the iconic Tête de Cuvée Pinot Noir.

Select from our range of five curated tasting options ranging from R25 - R350. 

Tasting room opening hours:
Mondays - Fridays: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Closed on Christmas day

Cellar tours

Arriving at the tasting room you will be welcomed with a glass of our Blanc de Mer, a perfect aperitif to begin the tour and tasting experience. One of our knowledgeable tasting room team members will guide you through the cellar and share the stories of our wines, the buildings and history of the estate. You will taste three wines, including two as yet unreleased wines and one older vintage available from the tasting room during the tour. We encourage you to relax and spend time appreciating the breath-taking view overlooking the valley.

The cellar tour experience is available at 10:30 at R250 per person. Bookings are essential and need to be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Delicious grazing platters

Enhance your wine-tasting experience at Bouchard Finlayson by ordering one of our delicious tasting room grazing platters. Served on oak boards our generous platters of cheese and charcuterie are focused on celebrating regional producers and suppliers. This includes fresh breads from a local bakery, delicious cheeses, locally cured charcuterie, seasonal preserves, and olive oil from the olive orchards on the Bouchard Finlayson estate.

Platters can be enjoyed in the cosy tasting room, barrel maturation cellar, or out on the terrace overlooking the vineyards. Cheese Platters are available at R300 and Cheese & Charcuterie at R390. We also offer an Olive Board at R100 as well as a variety of snacks.

Frank Woodvine Fynbos Walk

Bouchard Finlayson is an active custodian of the 100 hectares of indigenous fynbos surrounding our vineyards and cellar, with ongoing efforts to eradicate alien vegetation and preserve this pristine corner of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley.

Visitors to the farm are invited to discover these beautiful fynbos-clad hills, with a well-marked walking trail traversing the estate. To continue in our effort to conserve the land and upgrade the route, a fee of R50 per person is charged and includes a bottle of water. Visitors may collect detailed maps and directions from the cellar door. We welcome dogs on leashes to accompany you on the trail.


Within Hermanus

The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley is one of the jewels of the Walker Bay area. The valley itself is graced with numerous well-known restaurants and eateries, and borders on the quaint seaside town of Hermanus, world-renowned as the best land-based whale-watching destination.

Hermanus offers numerous other activities and popular attractions such as tours and tastings on a working abalone farm - Heart of Abalone; shark-cage diving; mountain recreation; watersports; browsing art, antiques, shops or markets; cliffpaths and white sandy beaches.