Tag: Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Bouchard Finlayson in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

Situated next to Hamilton Russell, Bouchard Finlayson was founded in 1989 by winemaking legend Peter Finlayson, who was the first winemaker at the neighbouring farm. Peter, a dead-ringer for a more elegantly preserved Ernest Hemingway, still oversees all aspects of this prestigious winery, with Chris Albrecht having the task of creating a broad range of wines under the mentor’s watchful eye.

Hamilton Russell Vineyards in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

The late Tim Hamilton Russell pioneered viticulture and winemaking in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, producing the region’s first wines four decades ago. Son Anthony took over the helm of Hamilton Russell Vineyards in 1991, continuing his father’s vision of creating world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in a part of the Cape that had never grabbed anyone’s imagination as being wine country.

Creation Wine in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley

The temptation is to be swept away by the mind-boggling array of offerings at Creation, a stupendous example of wine-tourism imagination. An assortment of plates filled with creative cuisine are eaten between glugs of wines selected from a long list that matches the delectable morsels…