Located in the farthest reaches of the picturesque Franschhoek valley, the farm derives its name from the meaning ‘ravine of the Boekenhout’ (pronounced Book-n-Howed). Boekenhout, an indigenous Cape Beech tree highly esteemed for its use in furniture crafting, links the chairs on the Boekenhoutskloof labels to the skills of the 18th-century craftsmen and their achievements in creating beauty from natural sources, just like their pursuit of fine winemaking.

Dating back to 1776, it was the acquisition by Managing Partner & Technical Director Marc Kent in 1993 that firmly re-established Boekenhoutskloof on the fine wine map. Widely regarded as a genius in his field and a pioneer of the ‘new wave’ South African movement, Kent immediately restored and planted new vineyards to revive the much-needed landscapes.

In 2015, Gottfried Mocke took the helm after a stint at Chamonix and today he is widely recognised as one of South Africa’s most talented vintners with Tim Atkin MW having named him SA Winemaker of the Year in 2020.

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