Boschendal Wines


We were in celebration mode last month as we raised a glass to a number of prestigious accolades for our wines. Every time we win an award, it reminds us that what we are doing every day on our beautiful estate nestling in the Drakenstein Valley – striving to create exquisite, high quality, premium wines – and it is working! This makes us unbelievably proud of every person at Boschendal who works so hard to create such fine wines.

 Here is a wrap up of the awards won in October:

Tim Atkin 2018 South African Wines Report.

Eight of our wines scored 90 or more in the latest Tim Atkin 2018 South African Wines Report. Our Boschendal Elgin Chardonnay 2016 was one of just 159 out of 1980 wines to score 95 points or more.

 The full list of Boschendal high scorers is as follows:

Our marketing manager Shirley van Wyk says, “Tim Atkin is one of the wine world’s most respected figures. He plays a significant role in benchmarking wines around the world and cementing South Africa’s reputation as a top wine producing country. We are honoured that he scored our wines so highly and thank him for his contribution to our industry,”

Six Nations Wine Challenge: our Jean le Long Prestige Cuvée 2008 won gold in this challenge between Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA which sees a highly prestigious judge from each country each selecting 100 wines to enter into the challenge.

Jean le Long is an exquisite Cuvee Blanc de Blanc made from Chardonnay grapes which are exclusively selected from high altitude cool vineyards – giving it a rare and ultra-premium quality that sets it apart from wines the world over.

And finally, we are incredibly proud of our accolades at the Veritas and Michelangelo Awards as follows:

 Veritas Awards

Jean Le Long 2008 Prestige Cuvée

1685 S&M

Vin de Memoire 2014 Chardonnay.

Michelangelo Awards

1685 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay 2016

Rachelsfontein Chenin Blanc 2017

Rose Garden Rosé 2017


We use cookies – including third party cookies – to collect information about how visitors use our websites. They help us give you the best possible experience, continually improve our sites and provide you offers that are tailored to your interests. By clicking the "Accept" button you agree to the use of these cookies.