Boekenhoutskloof | Franschhoek
First established in 1776, Boekenhoutskloof is to be found in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley. The farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed) and Boekenhout is an indigenous Cape Beech tree greatly prized for furniture making.
In 1993 the farm and homestead was bought and restored and a new vineyard planting programme was established that now includes Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Semillon and Viognier.
Today Boekenhoutskloof is home to The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge, The Chocolate Block and the Boekenhoutskloof range. Marc Kent is the chief winemaker and driving force behind the dynamic farm. A maverick spirit, Marc is unafraid to experiment with the unconventional, but his principal commitment is to quality on every level and in every detail.