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Pinot Pioneer

When Peter Finlayson planted the first vines on the estate in 1989, he had a vision for tapping into this remarkable coastal terroir to craft world-class Pinot Noir. Take a walk with our founder to discover the history, evolution and unique character of the estate.

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The Homestead

Bouchard Finlayson is a family-owned farm, and at the heart of the estate is The Homestead, the residence of the Tollman family. Set on a hill above the cellar, and surrounded by lush indigenous gardens, in its white-washed walls and thatched roof The Homestead draws inspiration from the timeless Cape Dutch architectural style.

This modern interpretation of the Cape’s architectural heritage is the work of acclaimed architect Anton De Kock, and a perfect reflection of the Bouchard Finlayson philosophy of celebrating tradition while embracing innovation. Indoors, the walls are graced by the Tollman family’s remarkable collection of art from the 19th and 20th centuries, creating an elegant space in which to host visiting wine industry agents and colleagues.

Discover our unique estate...

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In a valley between earth & sky

The cellar

Our charming cellar-door tasting room welcomes visitors daily, with a range of unique experiences for guests to discover the wines of Bouchard Finlayson. Tutored tastings offer a choice of wine flights, while cellar tours and unforgettable vintage tastings are available with prior reservation. Extend your visit with a generous platter of local cheese and charcuterie, enjoyed on the sunny terrace overlooking the valley.

The winery

In contrast to the homely charm of the cellar, the clean lines and minimalism of the production cellar are testament to our winemaking team’s relentless pursuit of quality. Every step of the process happens on-site, from meticulous fruit sorting at harvest time through to fermentation, ageing, bottling and distribution. A space where tradition meets innovation, in the ongoing evolution of Bouchard Finlayson.