Voting is currently underway for the Klink Awards where Bouchard Finlayson has been nominated in the prestigious category of SA WINE ICONS. The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley winery is in good company, sharing the nomination with Beyerskloof, Waterford Estate and Groot Constantia.
In its fifth year now, Wine Tourism South Africa’s Klink Awards is South Africa’s only wine consumer awards. Celebrating the country’s best in wine and food experiences, members of the public are invited to vote for their favourites across 13 categories. Voting closes on 10 March 2017. Vote online here: www.winetourismsouthafrica.co.za/vote-now/
Ever since Peter Finlayson established Bouchard Finlayson in 1989, the winery’s name has been internationally synonymous with excellence. Today, owned by the Red Carnation Hotels’ Tollman family and under the leadership of Victoria Tollman, founder Peter Finlayson and winemaker Chris Albrecht, 50% of its vineyards are devoted to the varietal for which it is most acclaimed – Pinot noir.
Other cultivars under production include Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Sangiovese, as well as a handful under exploration. Accolades include winning the South African Wine Index (SAWi) awards for Top Pinot Noir – Galpin Peak (2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016) and Top Red blend (other) – Hannibal (2014, 2015 & 2016), as well as being voted the No. 2 Top overall wine producer in both 2015 and 2016. Bouchard Finlayson is a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Conservation Champion.