ABOUT US

Hemmed between the majestic peaks of the Swartberg and the spekboom-covered Rooiberg, and nourished by the waters of the Gamka River, lies the picturesque Klein Karoo hamlet of Calitzdorp, home to the Nel family since the mid-19th century.

Our family has been tending vines and crafting wines since 1880 in this harsh yet beautiful region of the Cape, with the tradition continuing to this day with the 7th generation Nel winemaker in charge of crafting fine table wines, traditional Cape fortifieds, and pot still brandies.

Discover the bounty of our labours and our story:

OUR WINES

WE ARE WINE PEOPLE!

OUR HISTORY

The Nel’s Boplaas can trace their lineage, as many South African families can, back to the very first French Huguenots who were forced to leave France due to religious persecution and made their way to the southern tip of Africa and the Cape of Good Hope in 1688.

These Huguenots families played a critical part in the agricultural history of the Cape, but moreover they brought to African shores a wine culture which has prevailed in the Cape to this day. In the mid-19th century the Nel family settled in the picturesque hamlet of Calitzdorp at the heart of the semi-arid Klein Karoo.

BOPLAAS TASTING ROOM ON THE GARDEN ROUTE

Come and experience the range of the Boplaas Family Vineyard’s wines, only a stone’s throw from the crashing surf of the Southern Cape coast.

The Boplaas tasting room is situated on the N2 Garden Route, near Little Brak River, between Mossel Bay and George. This child-friendly facility is situated on a farm, offering cheese platters and Boplaas’ wines to be enjoyed under the trees or on the stoep during the December school holidays.

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