Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
After checking in, your evening will begin with a Taittinger Champagne reception before enjoying a private jewellery showing with Bond Jeweller Sophie Harley. Then, make acquaintances with former bond girl Valerie Leon who will be sharing her favourite Bond anecdotes before you sit down to indulge in a six-course meal in Cheneston's Restaurant.
Banish winter blues with a unique private experience at The National Gallery. We’re celebrating our beautiful collection of Equestrian art by offering our guests the magical opportunity to enjoy a private visit to the National Gallery after hours.
This is a rare opportunity to savour art and the splendid architecture of the National Gallery after hours. We are proud to offer this sparkling experience in partnership with Linda Hugo of Beyond Curated, who will host the evening.
Sabrage is the technique of opening a bottle with a sabre - a method which became popular in France when the armies of Napoleon celebrated their victories. Napoleon is known to have said "Champagne! In victory one deserves it; in defeat one needs it." The blade travels up the neck of the bottle to break it away near the cork, leaving the main body of the bottle open and ready to pour.
Enjoy a lazy afternoon in Kensington Gardens, accompanied by an Afternoon Tea or Picnic Feast, served in traditional wicker baskets and filled with delicious al fresco fayre. Expect a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves, French pastries, a smoked salmon and cheese platter, mixed charcuterie and freshly baked bread.
48-hours notice is required when booking and please let us know if you have dietary requirements.
From £95 for two people