Boschendal, an iconic historical venue with rich cultural history dating back to 1685, offers a relaxed and contemporary soul-enriching winelands experience. This vibrant farm to table destination of naturally produced and artisan produce, cultivates an innovative Farm to Table ethos. Situated in the heart of the Stellenbosch winelands, its terroir lends itself to the production of fresh, natural, healthy and unprocessed farm foods which are served at the Werf and Rhone restaurants, at two exclusive picnic venues and presented at the farm shop and deli.
An authentic accessible farm experience, this ideal winelands retreat offers guests a privileged opportunity for real farm involvement. Guests who stay at one of the 23 cottages on the estate, including the Werf cottages, the beautifully restored light and bright Orchard Cottages or the historical Herbert Baker designed Rhodes Cottage have the freedom to roam, pick fruit from the orchards, meet the farmers and experience the farm with their families in a tranquil safe environment.
Real gourmets and wine lovers can retreat to Nature and enjoy a complete farm experience, exploring walking trails, caves, mountain biking trails, indulging in wine tasting and cellar tours, swimming in the dams and trout fishing.
Boschendal offers guests four unique dining experiences on the estate at the Werf restaurant with a focus on Farm to Table shared meals, Rhone restaurant which embraces heritage with traditional Cape Cuisine using natural farm produce to create homely goodness, at the al fresco Rhone classic seated picnics and the relaxed Werf picnics on large floor cushions and hammocks. Fresh natural farm produce including pasture-reared Angus beef, Boschendal free-range eggs, daily fresh garden produce, fresh farm bread and artisanal jams are all on offer at the farm shop and deli, an authentic farm shopping experience with family friendly accessibility allowing children to play on the rolling lawns and play area.
About Boschendal WWF Conservation Champion Status
All farming on the estate is done in sustainable way with minimum negative impact on the natural environment. Farming practices include raising free-range animals to reduce food miles and contribute to soil productivity, the use of cover crops in the vineyards to enrich the soil, inhibit weed growth and preserve soil moisture, and water saving strategies such as conservation-efficient irrigation systems for vineyards and fruit trees. Being awarded Conservation Champion status by the WWF is an endorsement of all Boschendal’s efforts over the years to conserve biodiversity and to protect the special environment.
For more information about Boschendal Estate, visit http://www.boschendal.com