Boschendal is one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa.  In fact the farm’s title deeds date back to 1685.  The estate’s original owner was Jean le Long, one of the part of 200 French Hugenot refugees who were fleeing religious persecution in Europe.  The estate was eventually acquired by another Hugenot, Abraham de Villiers, who sold it to his brother Jacques in 1717. 

The De Villiers family farmed Boschedal until 1879.  Today the vineyards at Boschedal cover about 600 acres and include substantial plantings of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc together with recent plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. The winery is particularly known for their high quality white wines. 

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