This 300-year-old wine farm is hot right now. Here’s why…

After several years in the doldrums a major revamp has seen Boschendal Farm, an hour’s drive from Cape Town in Franschhoek, transformed into one of the hottest destinations in the winelands.

Boschendal farm traces its history back to 1685, marking it as one of the oldest estates in the Cape winelands. However, an injection of new investment has made this dynamic estate in Franschhoek a must-visit stop on the wine route.

The heart of the estate is the rejuvenated Werf precinct, where there’s no shortage of wonderful food and wine to experience. First enjoy a tasting at the stylish tasting room, where tables spill out onto the shady terrace and well-informed staff will talk you through the range of wines produced on this vast estate. Don’t miss the reserve collection’s Syrah and Chardonnay.

A few steps away you’ll find the chic farm shop, which sells local produce and homeware; it’s a great spot for souvenir shopping. Across the lawns you’ll discover the remarkable food garden, which stretches over three hectares and provides fresh produce for the estate restaurants and surrounding community.

Speaking of restaurants, you’re spoilt for choice here: The Werf is fine dining under the knife of acclaimed chef Christiaan Campbell. This is accomplished upmarket cuisine, with a firm focus on seasonality and farm-to-fork cooking.

Across the courtyard, the Bistro is the more relaxed option and offers country-casual cooking. Alongside you’ll also find a well-stocked deli and farm butchery if you’d like to take a few goodies home.

Your last option here is one of the most popular: Le Pique Nique offers gourmet picnics under the pine trees, a popular choice on hot summer days.

Cape Town Helicopters gives you the Franschhoek experience

Departing from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the highly professional and capable hands of Cape Town Helicopters phenomenal pilots, you will have the incredible opportunity to view the divine vista not only the smallest wine region which is the Durbanville wine region but also to fly over the beautiful Bottelary Hills, as well as over the Helshoogte pass right onto the Banhoek and Franschhoek Valley. It is here that you may enjoy an incredible luncheon on your own account whilst the pilot from Cape Town Helicopters awaits your return. The Franschoek wine lands tour is one of not only incredible sights but exceptional tastes and is definitely a memorably amazing one. There are three magnificently unique Estates to choose from when going for your luncheon, these three are listed in detail below. Continue reading “Cape Town Helicopters gives you the Franschhoek experience”