‘Bossendaal’ is ceded to Huguenot Jean le Long

Little is known of the original owner, but it is also believed that he was the first to make strides in establishing Boschendal as one of the earliest farms and vineyards in the valley probably from 1688 until he sold the farm to fellow Huguenot Abraham de Villiers.

 

 

Few places in the world can claim to have all a wine lover could desire. Boschendal Winery is one such unique destination. Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, this magnificent winery is situated in the picturesque Groot Drakenstein Valley, at the gateway to Franschhoek. A veritable feast for the senses, Boschendal lays claim to a proud winemaking tradition stretching back to the late 17th century. From award winning wines, to fine dining and exquisite grounds, this world class estate seamlessly blends its rich past with a tireless commitment to constant innovation.

Little is known of the original owner, but it is also believed that he was the first to make strides in establishing Boschendal as one of the earliest farms and vineyards in the valley probably from 1688 until he sold the farm to fellow Huguenot Abraham de Villiers.

 

 

Few places in the world can claim to have all a wine lover could desire. Boschendal Winery is one such unique destination. Only an hour’s drive from Cape Town, this magnificent winery is situated in the picturesque Groot Drakenstein Valley, at the gateway to Franschhoek. A veritable feast for the senses, Boschendal lays claim to a proud winemaking tradition stretching back to the late 17th century. From award winning wines, to fine dining and exquisite grounds, this world class estate seamlessly blends its rich past with a tireless commitment to constant innovation.

In tribute to the celebrated terroir of the historical Stellenbosch wine region, L’Avenir focuses on producing elegant wines which showcase their unique setting. 

 

We focus on the 2 varietals which form the foundation stone of the South African wine industry – tipping our hat to the heritage of Chenin Blanc while embracing the innovation inherent in Pinotage.


Despite L’Avenir Estate only having been established in 1992, our soils have been under vine since the beginning of the Stellenbosch wine region. The majority of our vineyards have reached full maturity, resulting in naturally limited yields of the highest quality grapes. We keep our focus on the vineyards, in order to produce premium quality grapes.

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