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.