Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Bookn-Howed). The Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting program was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon, and Viognier.
The Wine With Secrets To Keep
The quest to understand the name of this wine and the wine itself is now the stuff of legend – it’s even launched a graphic novel. Without revealing all, it is said that the style of the wine is a reflection of Boekenhoutskloof’s belief that the Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is eminently suited to blended reds. The make-up of this wine sourced from the Swartland is tweaked from vintage to vintage to best reflect the season and the ancient vines of great character that are an integral part of the wine’s charm and personality.