Boschkloof is a boutique, family-owned winery run by the father and son winemaking team of Jacques and Reenen Borman, who together craft limited quantities of noble varieties that combine Old World style with New World panache. We can’t recommend these wines highly enough.
Jacques Borman cut his teeth as Production Director for the prestigious Rupert and Rothschild estate (working with the legendary Michel Rolland), before establishing Boschkloof in the rolling hills outside of Stellenbosch town. It was clear that Jacques was serious about making small quantities of fine wines, applying his knowledge gained from the owners of Lafite and Mouton Rothschild and driven by his own passion, replanting the vineyards with French varietals Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay to suit the great terroir.
Today, Reenen, Jacques' son has taken over the winemaking reigns and, as ever in great wine legacies, combines the tradition and knowledge handed down, with a shift in contemporary philosophy; employing a lighter, hands-off style in achieving the goal of revealing the essence of the mostly decomposed granite and koffieklip soils and a shift towards greater sustainability. It is no surprise that Tim Aitkin MW ranked this great estate as a Second Growth producer in his highly regarded SA report, but why not see for yourself?