Bouchard Finlayson produces some of South Africa’s top wines and they are most well known and widely regarded for their Pinot Noir (their Galpin Peak Pinot just happens to be tied for first place as my favourite South African wine). But although we love the wines, this was our first time actually visiting the farm.
We were invited to the farm as part of a small media group for a preview of the top 54 entries for the 2018
A national competition which this year received 226 entries, it is recognised as one of the principal events during the Entries were received across various types of media, including, paper, ceramic, embroidery, mosaic, metal-work, photography, digitally/mechanically produced, photo-based and sculptural/3-dimensional works.The theme of this year’s competition was ‘Vintage’ and once again, artists were invited to submit their entries, in tondo format (circular – at a maximum of 60cm in diameter).
Our Favourite Entries for the Art Award
Juanita Oosthuizen ‘Timeless Vintage’
Suné Burger for ‘Saved for a special occasion’
Corina Lemmer ‘Prayers to Heal the Land No.3: Boeta wore two-tone’
Lize Beekman ‘Something old, something new, something blue’
Lunch at Bouchard Finlayson
After working our way through the art and working up an appetite we made our way to the Manor House for a sumptuous 3 course lunch paired with Bouchard Finlayson’s award-winning wines before heading back to Cape Town. Thank you to our host Peter Finlayson for a memorable day!