Boschendal Wine Estate, Groot Drakenstein

4.0
#1 of 297 in Wineries in South Africa
Take a guided tour of Boschendal Wine Estate, an expansive farm and wine estate (one of the oldest in the country dating back to 1685) with leafy gardens and sweeping mountain views. Learn about the farm's history on a tour of the homestead, view the cellar and vineyards, or take a walk through the rose garden. Visitors can sample a variety of wines, book picnics or horseback rides, and taste a meal made from locally sourced ingredients. Pay a visit to the estate's gift shop for a souvenir before you leave. Use our Franschhoek trip planner to arrange your visit to Boschendal Wine Estate and other attractions in Franschhoek.
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  • Very beautiful winery, with several buildings I believe that centenarians, beautiful gardens, majestic vines, good wines and cordial service, one of the most traditional and larger, is worth the visit!
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  • What a remarkable place offering more than we could ever have hoped. The accommodation at the Orchard Cottages allowed the kids to roam and meet others, playing outdoors. The Trail runs meander throug...  more »
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  • Went for a wine tasting for our cousins birthday 1st on the wine tram. Wine steward was rude and very unprofessional and because we were a large group we had to all take the same tasting.... Over priced compared to the other farms. We had to ask for another steward as the 1st one clearly wasn't in the mood to serve us locals. Well I am glad we didn't waste the rest of our time and money rest of the route was superb. Boschendal need to polish their staff. I was told same glass for tasting which I refused. And had to insist I don't drink white and red from same glass. My 1st tasting ended with a lovely glugg of red wine one my dress. To say it was appalling would be an understatement. If you take the wine tram and you are a local skip is our advise and honest review. Or act like a foreigner perhaps you will get 5 glasses laid out and be treated better.
  • Large wine estate with many trees to have picnics. In summer they have markets on Friday nights as well as picnic days with picnic baskets that can be purchased. Highly recommended for a visit when in the area. Must see winery with beautiful views.
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