WE ARE OPEN!
“Wine farms may continue to offer wine tastings and sale of wine for off-site consumption during normal licensed hours.” @presidencyZA
We are grateful and pleased to be allowed to have both our tasting rooms open over the festive season. Pop in for a relaxed tasting at either our Wellington tasting room or at Bosman Hermanus in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley near Hermanus. We can guarantee beautiful surroundings, friendly service and, of course, a comprehensive range of excellent wines to match.
Bosman Hermanus | Hemel-en-Aarde Vallei
Tuesday – Friday: 09h00 – 17h00
Saturday & Sunday: 10h00 – 16h00
Public & Religious holidays: Closed
Bosman Wines | Wellington
Monday – Saturday: 10h00 – 16h00
Public & Religious holidays: Closed
If there’s one thing 2020 has taught us – it is to slow down and appreciate the exquisite beauty of an ordinary day.
As you can tell we are filled with gratitude. Thanks to the loyalty shown by you, we have managed to keep our doors open despite the rigours imposed on the local wine industry.
There is so much to look forward to in December: limited edition wines, including the much-loved favourites Pinot Gris and Weisser Riesling; Oysters and Bubbles at the Frame House in Hermanus over Christmas; and of course spectacularly curated Bosman Wine Club selections to keep your wine racks full.
Now with all that in mind, let us help you make this the best summer ever. Avoid the queues and shop with us for convenient home or office deliveries. Place orders before the 18th of December to ensure on time delivery.
Pay it forward and send your loved ones a R100 online voucher, just to show you are thinking of them. Easy to redeem online, and including a gift card with their name and special mesage from you, this is a painless way to send someone special a treat.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details: the person’s name; email address and a personal message from you. We will then send them the gift voucher on your behalf.
Please note: only a single message will be sent, this is not a marketing ploy.
So we all know blueberries are a super food right? But did you know we grow blueberries on the Bosman farm? On the cool valley floor, in between the vineyards, we have planted rows and rows of this magical berry, and most of our harvest is exported.
However, Corlea saved some of these berries and distilled them into what is traditionally considered to be an ‘eau de vie’. This French term means water of life, referring to the age old belief that these volatile spirits would lift the human spirit and prolong life.
So while we know these berries are packed with anti-oxidants, all we can say is that a shot of Towerbos will put a spring in your step and a twinkle in your eye. Serve it in a little glass as a digestif at the end of a meal, or add lemonade and a swizzle stick for an attractive cocktail. A great gift for a spirited human being.
SUSTAINABILITY IS OUR WATCHWORD
This year we started an ambitious project called The Integrated Sustainability Programme on the farm. We are proud of the many transformation projects that are flourishing including the crèche, aftercare programme and social clubs. But we realised we can do even better. So together with the farm community, we did an audit to see where we can devise additional projects that will meet the needs of our community and our environment.
For example, for several years now we have been taking out alien vegetation on the mountain slopes above our vineyards. Not only does the eradication of aliens encourage the regrowth of the indigenous fynbos, but taking out water guzzlers like blue gums and black wattle greatly improves water availability.
The new phase in our environmental sustainability plan is to step up the eradication of aliens by focussed clearing on a weekly basis. We have also purchased 23 goats who will be grazing this area. Not only do they eat the alien vegetation, but they spread fynbos seeds through their excrement and so encourage their growth.
A goatherd is employed to take care of the animals, and additional work will be generated for retired or under-employed workers who can chop up the aliens to sell as firewood and also to build furniture or jungle gyms for the farm children to play on.
This project is still in its beginning stages but there are great plans to develop hiking trails and mountain bike routes through the newly rehabilitated area and perhaps even a nursery where the farmworkers can propagate and sell fynbos seedlings.
May you rest well for a beautiful year ahead!