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Lismore Viognier 2012

Lismore's Samantha O'Keefe.

When US-born Samantha O’Keefe was considering acquiring property in then untried Greyton with a view to growing vines back in 2004, she took advice from Peter Finlayson of Bouchard Finlayson, who said “If you succeed, you will be considered a pioneer … [Read more...]

Bouchard Finlayson Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak 2006

Not supposed to be?

The 2006 vintage of Tête de Cuvée Galpin Peak from Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel en Aarde Valley is something of a curiosity. You’ll find no mention of it in Platter’s and yet it won the trophy for best in class at the 2008 Old Mutual Trophy Wine … [Read more...]

Bouchard Finlayson Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2010

Lifestyles of the rich and famous.

Yesterday a chance to test-drive some of the top-end models from German car manufacturer Audi from the Cape Town dealership to Bouchard Finlayson near Hermanus. First the three-litre diesel A6 starting at R520 000. A front-wheel drive sedan, very … [Read more...]

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007

Hamilton Russell Vineyards Pinot Noir 2007

Extraordinary synchronicity that Stellenbosch property Meerlust should celebrate 30 plus one years of its Bordeaux-style red blend Rubicon on Friday (see here) and that Hamilton Russell Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley should do the same for … [Read more...]

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2005

Bouchard Finlayson Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2005

Though SAWIS reports that plantings of Pinot Noir in South Africa increased by 16% to reach 844ha from 2008 to 2009, this still amounts to only 0.8% of the national vineyard. With most of it used in the production of Méthode Cap Classique, the amount … [Read more...]