This was one of the vineyards we were determined to visit.The entry level Porcupine Ridge range is relatively cheap and easily available in the UK. And we knew that for those special occasions we also loved Chocolate Block.
Boekenhoutskloof is located in the far corner of the Franschhoek valley. As we approached, the estate looked big and I was concerned that this would be a commercial experience. But the tasting proved to be very relaxed and low key; it’s much less commercial than some of the similar sized vineyards nearer to town, and we were surprised and delighted to find that it is free.
The staff were very patient, friendly and knowledgeable. We were thrilled to be introduced to the Boekenhoutskloof Seven Chairs Syrah – which is of a very high quality – and we were so impressed by it that we drove around all the wine shops in town to track down a bottle. Definitely worth a visit.
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