Bouchard Finlayson - A Boutique Winery

The Homestead

The Homestead was conceived to enhance the image and branding of the winery and to function as the perfect venue for tastings, lunches and promotional events.

Built on the hillside above the vineyards, the elegant homestead is architect Anton De Kock’s stunning update on the timeless Cape Dutch style, which has rendered a residence that reflects the Bouchard Finlayson philosophy of innovation together with superlative wine making.

Toni Tollman, of the Tollman family played an integral role in the success of the project. Toni’s extensive research into local raw materials, artworks, furnishings and labour has resulted in a very distinctive décor and design.

The new Homestead is not only an understated architectural work of art, but also a home that looks and feels timeless in style and design. The homestead’s architecture and interiors were required to harmonise with the famously picturesque Walker Bay Wine Valley, while striking a balance between present-day and time-honoured elegance. While the upper living quarters of the Homestead is a private residence the wine cellar situated in the basement of the house will be used for special events.

In keeping with traditional Cape Dutch layout, the residence is thatched and built around a central ‘great room’. Magnificent valley and ocean vistas from the courtyard take full advantage of beautiful natural surroundings.

Below the living space of the great house is a vaulted wine cellar, fitted out for special events and wine tastings, select gatherings or the launch of new wines. This almost theatrical cellar features deep brick arches and dramatic low-level uplighting which creates a wine storage and tasting area full of natural ambience, yet large enough for hospitality purposes. The wine cellar was conceived to enhance the image and branding of Bouchard Finlayson as the perfect venue to host local and international customers and visitors to the farm. It is here that restaurants, hotels and guest houses will receive the expertise in waiter training. This comprises detailed descriptions on Bouchard Finlayson’s superb wine range, to storing and serving wine as well as food and wine pairing opportunities.

The result of the Homestead bears testimony to the extraordinary talent, workmanship and expertise available in South Africa today.

home | the winemaker | the vineyard | the wines | contacts | for visitors | news & events | download e-brochure | site map
TELEPHONE: (+27) 28 312 3515, FAX: (+27) 28 312 2317, EMAIL: