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Wine Tasting at Bouchard Finlayson

Words: Karl Tessendorf | Photography: Kate McLuckie

A visit to the Bouchard Finlayson estate, known for its superlative Chardonnay and Pinot Noir offering,  is a must for anyone visiting the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Whether you are a wine novice or a connoisseur, the estate has something for everyone. Guests are encouraged to pause and appreciate the wines. Should you get peckish, the tasting room offers cheese and charcuterie boards. During summer the terrace is perfect for pondering life with a glass in hand, while indoor fireplaces provide cozy corners in winter.

Bouchard Finlayson truly is a world class wine destination – for the ultimate connoisseur, the estate offers two unique experiences. The first is a tutored tasting of five vintage Pinot Noirs from the cellar. It is a truly special experience that showcases the maturation potential of the wines. The tasting includes cheese and charcuterie platters and is only available by appointment. The second is a collection of ‘Peter’s Picks’. Vintage gems, selected by Peter Finlayson, are plucked from the cellar, where they have been kept in the best possible conditions. The collection changes periodically and one can expect the best of the best from Bouchard Finlayson’s award-winning history.


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