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Created in honour of our President and Founder Beatrice Tollman
Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
Enjoy perfectly mixed cocktails, delicious snacks, a Royal Afternoon Tea, exquisite dining in our English Grill or an authentic Indian tasting journey in our Curry Room. Discover a selection of extraordinary experiences, from sushi and sashimi in our intimate Leopard Bar to gin tasting in our striking New York Bar, with live music throughout the afternoon and evening.
Fine wine is an integral part of The Rubens experience, and our wine list is filled with fine vintages from around the world. Within it you will encounter a careful selection featuring the great names from the Old World – classic wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne – complemented by a wide range of wines from the New World, many of them offering outstanding value.
Foremost among these are the wines from the celebrated Bouchard Finlayson, our sister wine estate, makers of some of South Africa’s most distinguished wines. The Rubens at the Palace is proud to present a range of outstanding vintages from this prestigious marque.
Sit back and enjoy G&T macarons from our delicious “Royal Afternoon Tea” with views of The Royal Mews, the entrance used by the Royal family.Explore more