Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm’s name means ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’- Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree. In 1993 the farm and homestead were bought and restored and a new vineyard planting program was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier. Other properties in Stellenbosch, Hemel-en-Aarde and Swartland have since been added.
The Boekenhout is greatly prized for making fine furniture, which is reflected on the Boekenhoutskloof label, featuring seven different chairs. These pay tribute to the skills of the 18th Century craftsmen and their achievement in creating beauty from natural sources – just like fine winemaking.
Grapes for their Franschhoek Cabernet Sauvignon are picked from individual vineyards planted adjacent to
one another, grown from deep alluvial soils of the valley; and from their own farm vineyards, on decomposed
Granitic soils found on slopes surrounding Boekenhoutskloof. The Cabernet Sauvignon and small portion of
Cabernet Franc vineyards planted at Boekenhoutskloof have been organically farmed for twelve years now and
produce exceptional quality fruit, with each ongoing vintage.