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Created in honour of our President and Founder Beatrice Tollman
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.
Delicious cuisine and impeccable service go hand-in-hand at Summer Lodge and renowned sommelier Eric Zwiebel will be on hand to offer the finest suggestion of wine to accompany your meal. Dine in our light and airy conservatory, the elegant Restaurant, or in the warm cosiness of the Whisky Bar, with around 300 whiskies.
In the summer, dine al fresco on the terrace, while our traditional Dorset Afternoon Tea is served every day in the Drawing Room and Conservatory. Our cheese trolley is also exceptional, with an award-winning selection of the very best local cheeses.
With our sister pub The Acorn Inn just across the village, we are delighted to offer the best of all worlds... An elegant fine dining restaurant as well as a relaxed gastro pub; a world-class sommelier and amazing real ales; a luxurious drawing room and a cosy bar; croquet and tennis as well as skittles and darts.
Fine wine is an integral part of the Summer Lodge experience, and our wine list, carefully curated by award-winning cellar master Eric Zwiebel, is filled with fine vintages from around the world. Within it you will encounter a selection of the great names from the Old World – classic wines from Burgundy, Bordeaux, and Champagne – complemented by a wide range of wines from the New World, many of them offering outstanding value.
Foremost among these are the wines from the celebrated Bouchard Finlayson, our sister wine estate, makers of some of South Africa’s most distinguished wines. Summer Lodge is proud to present a range of outstanding vintages from this prestigious marque.