B | Africa
Created in honour of our President and Founder Beatrice Tollman
Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
Lovers of art and history are spoilt for choice. Apsley House, the magnificent home of the Duke of Wellington, is only a couple of minutes’ walk from the hotel, while the Royal Academy and the world renowned galleries along Cork Street and Albemarle Street are not much further. Keep going and you’ll soon be in Trafalgar Square, opposite the National Gallery.
Turn south from Trafalgar Square and enter Whitehall - you’ll pass the Royal Banqueting Hall, The Cenotaph war memorial and Downing Street before arriving at Big Ben, the London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Turn right and you’ll be heading back to the hotel via the Cabinet War Rooms, Buckingham Palace, the Royal Mews and the Queen's Gallery. About the same distance to the west you’ll find the world renowned Victoria & Albert Museum, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum.
The glittering shops on Bond Street, Regent Street, South Moulton Street, Piccadilly, Savile Row and the Burlington Arcade are just a few minutes away. World famous stores include Hamleys, Liberty’s and Fortnum & Mason, to name but a few. A little further the other way is Harrods, Harvey Nichols and the glittering boutiques of Knightsbridge, Sloane Square and the King’s Road.