A Visit to Bouchard Finlayson: The Home of Pinot Noir

Tucked away into the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley that leads down to Walker Bay and the historic fishing and renowned whale-watching town of Hermanus is Bouchard Finlayson.


Bouchard Finlayson Hannibal Comes of Age

Eighteen years after Bouchard Finlayson founder Peter Finlayson produced the maiden vintage of Hannibal, the 2016 vintage of this unique red blend has just been released.


Bouchard Finlayson Releases Flagship 2016 Galpin Peak Pinot Noir

Bouchard Finlayson has released the 2016 vintage of its flagship Galpin Peak Pinot Noir. Tasting notes describe first impressions of the wine as having ‘an earthiness on the nose, followed by excellent colour and bold palate complexity. Dark red fruit with a savoury mixture of cherries, plums and cinnamon drift into an extended palate feel, whilst 11 months in French oak barrels will allow for an extended maturation.’


Bouchard Finlayson 2018 Harvest – From The Vineyard To The Cellar

The 2018 vintage from Bouchard Finlayson may just be one of nature’s select offerings, to be gently guided to a fulfilment of its true potential in the winery.                 


Harvest 2018: The Trade Roll Up Their Sleeves At Bouchard Finlayson

Pump-overs, punch-downs, rackings, fermentation monitoring, digging out grape skins from a stainless steel tank. Every-day activities for winemakers, but somewhat of a mystery for those who drink and sell the fruit of the vine!


Bouchard Finlayson Presents the 2017 Blanc de Mer Under Stelvin Screw Cap

Bouchard Finlayson has launched the 2017 vintage of its unique Riesling driven white blend, the Blanc de Mer. This particular vintage debuts with the stelvin screw cap closure to meet the increased demand for convenience by consumers and restaurants around the world.


Bouchard Finlayson to Showcase its Vintages in the 5th Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration

Bouchard Finlayson will once again be taking part in the annual Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir Celebration, which will be presented at Nidderdale, a striking new venue where the 2016 Pinot noir vintage will be showcased on 26 and 27 January 2018.


Festive Season Fun at Bouchard Finlayson

During the upcoming festive season, Bouchard Finlayson will once again welcome visitors for wine tasting at the cellar in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, outside Hermanus.


Bouchard Finlayson`s Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015 Scores 5-Star Platter

Bouchard Finlayson’s Galpin Peak Pinot Noir 2015 has scored a 5-star rating from Platter’s by Diners Club South African Wine Guide.


Bouchard Finlayson Contributes to the Success of 2017 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction

Bouchard Finlayson was one of seven Pinot noir producers who contributed to the success of the 2017 Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction.

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