The power of passionDiscover the world of Red Carnation
Our beautifully restored historic hotel is cared for by a team who take genuine pride in delivering impeccable service and exceeding expectations at every turn. Overlooking The Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace - the entrance used by the Royal family - The Rubens showcases exceptional dining journeys and enriching and rewarding experiences, from the very first moment guests are greeted by our red-uniformed doormen.
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.