The farm Boekenhoutskloof, in German Buchenholztal, was founded in Founded in 1776. The modern era began in 1993, when today's winery was built and numerous vineyards were replanted. The first vintage was released in 1996.
Today, Boekenhoutskloof is one of the best and most highly decorated wineries in South Africa, as well as the title of "Winery of the Year" in 2012 and 2020 by John Platter, South Africa's most influential wine critic , shows. The estate is located in Franschhoek, approximately 60 km east of Cape Town. The estate's various series such as Porcupine Ridge (since 1997), Boekenhoutskloof or The Chocolate Block (from Swartland, from 2002) set standards in their respective classes and are always a sparkling expression of the vine and region.
Marc Kent, managing director and technical director of the winery, is largely behind this success story.