The Bosjes Estate in Breedekloof has welcomed the start of September with the launch of their six unique house wines.

Since opening in March 2017, the estate has become a must-visit destination in the Cape – with its architecturally iconic Bosjes Chapel and a restaurant serving country-side flavours.

The farm has launched their own house wines that have been sourced from exceptional surrounding wineries in the Breedekoof area.

The mastermind behind the selection of wines is Cape wine specialist Allan Mullins, because of his experience in the blending of wines.

Here are the 6 house blend wines available:

Cabernet Sauvignon 

A wine packed with blackcurrants and black olive to provide a velvet feel. The added chocolate and wood spice flavours add depth to the red house wine. It can be paired with a slow-cooked lamb and steak.

Pinotage 

Flavoured with raspberry, ripe plum, mulberry and black cherry notes, offering both red and black flavours. It can be served with an oxtail or lamb shank casseroles.

Sauvignon Blanc

With flavours of passion fruit, gooseberry balanced by grapefruit and lime, the Sauvignon blanc white wine can be paired with fresh salads or seafood.

Chenin Blanc

The breedekloof valley is known for their Chenin Blanc – with delicious peach and apricot notes. It can be paired with poultry dishes or lightly spiced curry dishes.

The six house wines vary in cost from R90 to R150 per 750ml bottle and are only available on the farm.

Future Developments 

The Bosjes Estate is undergoing developments and plans to provide more facilities for visitors as an addition to their existing guesthouse, chapel, restaurants and tea garden that converts to an amphitheatre.

Restaurant manager of Bosjes Kombuius, Carlen Vorster, shared that a primary school is in the works as the Estate intends to develop the local community and will cater for a number of students.

‘The first development that will be finished by the end of this year is the new school that we are building, the schools will be run by Bosjes trust, catering for grade R to grade seven and approximately 220 students” said Vorster

A vegetable garden will be grown at the school and provide the Bosjes Kombuis with their own fresh vegetables.

“We want to work with the school through purchasing fresh goods from a vegetable garden that the school will grow as part of its internal development program,” she said.

The estate plans to grow their garden and create a woodland haven.

“The gardens will be extended and completed by 2020 to connect the chapel to the restaurant creating a woodland area by using yellow wood and endemic wood species along with a deli and a shop” Vorster explained.

Bosjes Kapel by Adam Letch

In addition to the 5km and 12 km hiking-trial for guests, a selection of animals that have been added to the property.

It allows individuals to get closer to nature in the area and offers a unique experience with wildlife.

“We really want you to encounter animals while you are on the hiking trails, the blue wildebeest and zebra come down during the early mornings,” she explained.

Bosjes Estate is an elegant vineyard and must-visit location in the Cape.

Picture: Bosjes Estate

Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.