Franschhoek Wine Valley
Marc Kent is the well-known face of Boekenhoutskloof, established in 1776. In 1993 the farm and homestead were bought and restored, and a new vineyard planting programme undertaken. It incorporates well-known brands The Chocolate Bock, the Wolftrap and Porcupine Ridge as well as Boekenhoutskloof, of the famous seven chairs. The latter encompass a philosophy and reference seven styles of Cape-style chairs from the mid-18th and 19th century – many of which were made from Cape Boekenhout – the indigenous Cape Beech tree. Thus, the brand pays tribute to the skills of craftsmen and their achievements in creating beauty from natural sources, just like the pursuit of fine winemaking.
White and Dessert Wines