Boekenhoutskloof was founded in 1776 and is one of the oldest wineries in South Africa. The name comes from the farthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley and means "Gorge of Boekenhout" (pronounced: Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape beech that is highly prized for furniture making.
In 1993 the estate was sold to introduce a new vineyard planting programme which now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.
Address:Excelsior Rd, Franschhoek, 7690, South Africa
Max & Moritz Favourite wine:The Chocolate Block
Tasting Room:daily from 09:00 to 17:00 clock
Winemaker: Marc Kent
Marc Kent is committed to the continuous development and growth of Boekenhoutskloof. He is not afraid to experiment with the unconventional - but his main focus is quality at every level and in every detail.
He has been involved with the Franschhoek Wine Valley Tourism Association since its inception as a board member and chairs the Vignerons de Franschhoek. Marc Kent is also very involved in the wine industry in South Africa.