Celebrating the passion of Pinot Noir with Bouchard Finlayson at the Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration from January 25 to January 26 2019.

In celebration of its cool climate terroir that is world renowned for Pinot Noir of great purity and finesse, Bouchard Finlayson will join forces with its neighbours at the 2019 Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration. For the 6th consecutive year, Pinot Noir producers will celebrate their passion for this highly revered cultivar during a 2-day event.

A unique programme will highlight the wine and cuisine of this region with exciting vineyard safaris, delectable celebrity chef cuisine and a vibrant social atmosphere that will provide opportunities for punters to embark on an adventure to set their senses soaring!

As part of the 12 exclusive international themed tastings on the Saturday morning, Bouchard Finlayson winemaker, Chris Albrecht, will take 16 guests on an international comparative Pinot Noir journey from various sought-after wine locations in the New World, to the heart of Red Burgundy in the Côte de Nuits.

Two flights of five wines will be presented during the ‘Among the Stars’ tasting, each including three New World examples and two Red Burgundies per flight. The tasting will be rounded off by a deliciously tasty light lunch prepared by Chef Stefan Otto and enjoyed in the magic of the Bouchard Finlayson Homestead cellar.

Other highlights of the Pinot Noir Celebration will include ‘Taking Flight’, which will explore the three Hemel-en-Aarde Wards, and ‘Pinot in Paradise’, a barrel tasting with the winemakers. On Saturday evening a wine auction themed ‘Pinot on a Pedestal’ will lead to the celebrity chef dinner with legendary chefs Pete Goff-Wood, Franck Dangereux, Nic van Wyk and George Jardine.

The event will feature a Hemel-en-Aarde Wine Bar and a Pinot Noir Gelato station for dessert to conclude the festivities on a high note.

For bookings and more event information, visit: https://pinotnoircelebration.co.za/  

Activities on offer at Bouchard Finlayson

Enquiries and bookings: [email protected] or 028 312 3515

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm; Saturdays 10am – 1pm 

Wine Tastings are offered showcasing Bouchard Finlayson’s latest vintages – white blend Blanc de Mer 2017; Sauvignon Blanc 2018; Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2016; Sans Barrique Chardonnay 2017; Kaaimansgat/Crocodile’s Lair Chardonnay 2016; Missionvale Chardonnay 2016 and Bouchard Finlayson’s famed red blend, the Hannibal 2016. Also available for tasting is South Africa’s pinot pioneer and founder of Bouchard Finlayson, Peter Finlayson’s award-winning flagship wine, Galpin Peak Pinot Noir (currently the 2016 vintage).

Cost: taste three wines R30 per person; six wines R50 per person  

Peter’s Picks in the Collector’s corner – Peter Finlayson has hand-picked a selection of special, older vintages that are on display and available for sale at the cellar door.  

Cellar tours and larger groups – By prior arrangement and with advance reservation. R50 per person

Deli platters – Generous platters served on wooden boards made from old wine barrels, laden with a selection of charcuterie, mild Gruberg cheese, Colby cheese, ciabatta, estate olive oil, olives, olive tapenade and mixed nuts. Cost: R240, serving 2 people.   

Snack boxes for children – Includes a fruit juice, bag of cookies, dried fruit roll, packet of savoury provita crackers and mini cheese rounds. Cost: R65 per child

Nature walks – Guided Walking Trails (Choose between 45 minutes, 60 minutes and 2,5 hours). Cost: R400 for up to 6 people, thereafter an additional R60 per person – maximum 12 people in a group (Pre-booking a week in advance)


Date: January 25
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard and Winery
R320, Hermanus, 7200
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