Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, the farm?s name means ?ravine of the Boekenhout? (pronounced Bookn-Howed). The Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making. In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting program was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon, and Viognier.
The nose is fresh and intense with an abundance of granadilla, pineapple, ripe fig, melon and citrus aromas. The mid-palate is gentle and round, showing juicy tropical fruit and pure, gooseberry and greengage flavors with vibrant, yet balanced, acidity. The wine is refreshing, crisp, focused and it lingers with a lemony aftertaste and hints of angelica, nettles and green figs ? perfect for summer.