[whose granddaughter still lives in the valley] had been brought to the Cape by Rhodes to establish fruit orchards on the farms he owned in the Groot Drakenstein Valley, which had been devastated by the vineyard louse phylloxera.
Rhodes Cottage & the majestic Simonsberg at dawn
Today Rhodes Cottage has been restored and offers superb accommodation. A number of empty labourers cottages have been restored and turned into excellent accommodation for people want to visit the estate and spend more time there.
where we lived when I worked at Boschendal
Soon to come are trail running and Mountain bike courses. A small Spa is also operating on the Orchard Cottages.
Regular events are now held at Boschendal, they recently had a Gin dinner with well-known Cape distiller Roger Jorgenson. A roving dinner is planned for 8th August when guests will start off at one venue and then work their way through the others ending up in the Manor House for dessert and coffee.
Lizelle Gerber, Boschendal’s White Wine & MCC Maker
Boschendal Wines continue to look to the future with the celebration this year of the 330th anniversary of the granting of the land to Jean le Long in 1685. An exciting young team of Lizelle Gerber who is responsible for the Award Winning MCCs and white wines and Richard Duckitt, newly appointed red wine maker, look to the future as new varieties come on stream and as they move ahead with technology both in the cellar and the vineyard.
Boschendal Red Wine Maker, Richard Duckitt
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