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Boekenhoutskloof Winery

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Beautiful visit

Lovely winery visit. Beautiful setting and tour conducted by winemaker. Winery is known primarily... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
New York, NY
Off the beaten tourist path

Booked a wine tasting with his winery. As per their website its a small private tasting w less than... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Manila, Philippines
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Boekenhoutskloof is one of the oldest farms in the Franschhoek Valley. Home to wine brands like Boekenhoutskloof and The Chocolate Block, we are open for wine tasting by appointment only. Please contact us via email to enquire.
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Excelsior Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 3320
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 December 2016

My daughter made our booking via email. We were met on arrival by our host Innocent who shared his extensive knowledge and the history of the wines in a gracious and cheerful manner. The 6 wines tasted were superb and the company of the other...More

1  Thank touristpp
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Reviewed 14 April 2015

We had read a great deal about this vineyard in Wine Spectator and were excited to stop by the tasting room. Unfortunately, only their lower end wines are available in the tasting room so we did not have a chance to try the wines we...More

1  Thank stephandgio_m
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Lovely winery visit. Beautiful setting and tour conducted by winemaker. Winery is known primarily for its mass-market wines made with grapes grown elsewhere, but tour focuses on the premium wines made from grapes grown on estate. Interesting note: they never offer to sell you the...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Booked a wine tasting with his winery. As per their website its a small private tasting w less than 20 people. The wine maker was present and gave anrournof the winery! It was amazing fo hear their history, insight and expertise in the production of...More

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We had a very nice vine tasting at the Boekenhoutskloof and Innocent took really care of us and let us try excellent vines!

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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We are very interested in wine, have worked in Napa Valley tasting rooms, and have toured and tasted in many different countries. We enjoyed every part of this experience and would like to thank their head winemaker for making it special. Clearly the best thing...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Boekenhoutskloof today for a wine tasting and it was amazing. We had booked it in advance by emailing them directly, as we knew we wanted to visit this winery. The winery itself is in a beautiful location and the tasting room is full...More

Thank Sazizzy
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Boekenhoutskloof Winery visits are Thursdays at 11am and by reservation only. We booked a month in advance via email and had no problem getting a reservation. The tour was interesting and highly informative. The tasting room was very nice with great views of the vineyards...More

Thank windswept361
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Having done the Wine Tram I wanted to opt for something different, so emailed Boekenhoutskloof (producer of The Chocolate Block) to see if I could get in. They only do limited tastings, so you need to book directly with them via email. I was sent...More

Thank AVT72
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We had an excellent wine tasting in the lovely Boekenhoutskloof winery!! Thank you so much for the welcome!

Thank Nettan66
Reviewed 22 October 2017

While you must book in advance, the effort is well rewarded. We were given a tour by the owner and it was the most comprehensive tour we had over the three days we spent touring the Cape wineries. Of course, their wines are just fabulous...More

Thank FrancoisD1052
Reviewed 27 March 2017

When one of the friends on the vacation noted that we could visit the makers of the Chocolate Block we jumped at the chance. And I have to say that the experience lived up to the high expectations we had. As written in other reviews...More

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