Boekenhoutskloof is a wine farm situated in the beautiful Franschhoek valley. Home to the famous The Wolftrap, Porcupine Ridge, and The Chocolate Block.

Boekenhoutskloof was established in 1776. Located in the furthest corner of the beautiful Franschhoek valley, the farm’s name means “ravine of the Boekenhout” (pronounced Book-n-Howed). 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.

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.

Boekenhoutskloof 2012 Winery of the year par Platter’ South African Wine Guide.

About The Wolftrap range

When the farm was founded, the Franschhoek valley was farwilder than it is today – as the wolf trap we once discovered goes to show. Today, the mountains are still alive with indigenous animals, including the majestic leopard. No evidence of wolves has ever been found though, so we created this wine to remind us of the mysteries and legends of days gone by.

These Rhône-style blends are a great alternative to Bordeaux or Cape blends which tend to dominate wine lists. Their robust, rustic, yet accessible profile is perfectly aligned with the concepts of steakhouse, grill, burger, pizza, pasta-type meals. The range is extremely accessible, both in terms of flavour profile and price point . The wines are convivial and great for occasions in which more than one palate must be considered.