Nestled in the furthest corner of Franschhoek, the Boekenhoutskloof Winery stands proud as the producer of over seven wine-varietals and winner of the Platter’s Winery of the Year 2012 award. The wine estate began in 1776 and has flourished under Marc Kent, the current chief winemaker. Boekenhoutskloof Wine Estate prides themselves on intrinsic quality. This philosophy is embodied by the svelte female figurehead, the adapted hallmark of the Cape of Good Hope, which carries the dove of hope and peace. Interestingly, Boekenhoutskloof owns the delicious renowned Porcupine Ridge wine range, named after the native critter, the Crested Porcupine.