Our Winemakers

The farm is 25 hectares in extent and is situated eight kilometres west of Stellenbosch in one of South Africas prime red wine producing regions. Stellenbosch was founded by Commander Simon van der Stell in 1679 as a new settlement for the Dutch colonists of the Cape of Good Hope. This created a centre for the growth of a new community, and one in which from the beginning wine was to form a major element. 

The present name of Boschkloof is derived from the appearance of a natural ravine or "kloof" on the farm. It is overgrown with trees and bushes and several wild lifespecies reside here, including small deer, porcupines, mongoose, game fowl etc.

 

Our winemaker Reenen Borman

In 2009, Reenen graduated at Elsenburg Agricultural College in Viticulture and Oenology. After a harvest at L’Omarins and Rhone valley in France, he joined the family business. As of 2010, Reenen is appointed as Winemaker of Boschkloof Wines. Reenen was nominated for SA young winemaker of the year in 2013, he received 98 points for the Boschkloof Epilogue 2014 (Highest rated score for a SA red wine to date), he also received Platter 5 stars for Patatsfontein Chenin 2015 (First 5 star wine out of Montagu).

 

Opstal is the 7th generation family-run Estate, well known for our hospitality and friendliness. Opstal Estate is situated at the foot of the Slanghoek mountains in the heart of the breathtakingly beautiful Slanghoek Valley on the Breedekloof Wine Route. The valley forms part of the Breede River Valley with Worcester as the closest, large town. All 3 their Heritage Range wines achieved  great scores and accolades at various competitions.


They grew the reach of Opstal and Sixpence wines throughout South Africa and the world and welcomed the highest number of visitors to the estate and restaurant in 2017 than ever before.

 

Our winemaker Attie Louw

I’m the 7th generation winemaker/farmer at Opstal Estate. Growing up on a wine farm it became a way of life. After finishing my studies at Stellenbosch University I spent the 2007 vintage in the Rhone Valley at Chateau de Panery. In 2008 I worked in the Yarra Vally for their vintage. Yarra Burn winery was rather big and not so much focused on producing premium wines, but I saw how effective and productive the Aussies operate. I was part of a 16 strong international flavoured cellar team and the personal skills I learned from that experience was priceless.