Adventure through open plains & magical lands
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.
You will first stop at Flor wine bar to discuss your personal requirements and preferences to create a plant-based seven-course menu with produce sourced at the market. Chef Ben will introduce you to Bread Ahead, where the bread is made right in the market, and Ted’s Veg to buy the ingredients for your starter. Ted’s Veg are proud participants in Planzhero’s plight to eradicate wastage, and the produce is chemical-free. You will meet the suppliers at Turnips, who are focused on providence and seasonality, to buy the ingredients for your main course, and Palace Culture to buy vegan cheese handcrafted in Crystal Palace, London.
You will then return to The Rubens at the Palace, where Chef Ben will personally create a seven-course meal to enjoy in our spectacular English Grill, including:
This experience also includes a copy of the Borough Market cookbook.
We are proud that this experience has been selected as a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Chosen for the positive impact they have on the traveller and communities we explore, this experience directly advances the United Nations Global Goal 12 'responsible consumption and production' by promoting and educating our guests on the issue.
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