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2016 was one of the driest vintages we have had in South Africa. There are exceptions,
but mostly the dry winter and summer and the unusually hot months impacted on the
yields from the 2016 harvest, which were significantly less than from the year before.

Tasting Notes

Bright green apple and melon flavours, unfolding into layers of citrus and mineral
notes, finishing crisp and clean.

Grape Variety

100% Chenin Blanc


Bush vines were chosen to give ripeness and complexity with absolute attention to
detail throughout the pruning and suckering stages. This provided beautiful balanced
fruit towards harvest time.

Cellar Notes

This is a style made to be consumed with food within the first three years of production.


Handpicked, cold fermented and left on the secondary lees to add complexity and

Alcohol14 %
Residual Sugar5.5 g/l
Total Acid6.5 g/l
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Explore The Boschendal Estate

The Farm

Agriculture and a simple farm lifestyle is at the heart of Boschendal. One of the oldest farms in South Africa, founded 1685, the farm has grown with the passing centuries into a cherished source of wholesome produce, great wines and happy memories.


Guest accommodation is a recent addition to the farm with luxury accommodation ranging from the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage to beautifully restored farm labourer cottages. With emphasis on stylish simplicity the guest cottages are authentic, rural yet contemporary in character.

Must Do's at Boschendal

Guests are invited to enjoy all this magnificent farm has to offer: an award winning wine and bio-friendly food experience; a rich heritage; a spectacular natural and soulful landscape; fun, informative and engaging activities whilst also taking the opportunity for some down time in tranquil surroundings.