Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
For more than three decades Bouchard Finlayson has pioneered, and perfected, the art of crafting world-class Pinot Noir. Today, our cellar produces wines that are a true expression of the complex soils, cool climate and maritime location that define our remarkable vineyards. Discover wines with the purity and elegance of this Old World cultivar, married with the vibrancy and vigour of the New World.
While celebrating the Burgundian traditions of winemaking, Bouchard Finlayson has been quick to embrace innovation. This includes our evolution to vegan-friendly wine production and modern closures, alongside a sharpened focus on sustainability across the estate.
Our founder Peter Finlayson pioneered the planting of vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, and today works alongside winemaker Chris Albrecht in crafting our boutique portfolio of terroir-driven wines.
Bouchard Finlayson is open daily for visitors, with an array of experiences on offer at our charming cellar-door tasting room. Skilled wine ambassadors are on hand to guide you through our portfolio of wines, with a selection of tutored tasting experiences on offer. These are best enjoyed with our generous cheese and charcuterie platters. Cellar tours are available on request, and visitors are encouraged to enjoy the self-guided walking trails on our fynbos nature conservancy.