Boschendal Wine Estate, Groot Drakenstein

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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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  • Surrounded by beautiful mountains and vineyards, 300 year old Boschendal is one of the oldest and most established wine estates in the area. Mountain biking at Boschendal is a good way to get a...  more »
  • Even the restrooms are exquisite!!! Ultimate good taste with great wine and food in a peaceful serene venue! Beautiful place world class and great attention to detail. Spent two dreamy afternoons...  more »
  • Having dined here causally under the Oak Trees on past occasions, was looking forward to a pleasant lunch with some friends who had just arrived on holiday. We all ordered The Boschendal Cheesburger.....  more »
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  • Their are numerous different reasons to visit the beautiful Boschendal Wine Estate - from staying in one of their beautiful cottages to enjoy a relaxing picnic on their big green lawns. My wife and I really enjoy their wine and we decided to take some friends there while they were visiting us from Pretoria. They have several wines and a number of different tasting options available including a tasting of their 10 year Potstill Brandy which I recommend you give a try. We really enjoyed the tasting, but I was a bit sad to see that they had moved the tasting area from outdoors under the big green trees to inside the manor house. The manor house is beautiful, but I preferred the outdoor open area with the beautiful trees and gardens surrounding you. Overall we still had a fun time and will definitely visit again.
  • Chose the 4 wine and 4 chocolate pairing and the wine was good however the chocolate wasn’t great. We sat outside in the beautiful estate. The staff were very friendly and even gave us some complimentary sparkling wine after accidentally mixing up the wine order.
  • 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.
  • We went to the night market. Boschendal is beautiful place and has an awesome vibe but the prices of the food and drinks was a "rip off". Way to expensive and the portions of food was very small. R65 for a small draft beer? R95 for a hamburger with no chips or sides. And coffe at R35 is R10 more expensive than standard coffee prices. We will not go to the night market again.
  • Nice place, scenic location, lovely wines. We also took the wine tour which was very good and informative.
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