|Monday to Friday: 09h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 16h00
Sunday: 10h00 – 15h00
Public Holidays: 09h00 – 17h00 excluding Good Friday & Christmas day
|Proprietor: Carel Nel
Winemaker: Carel Nel / Margaux Nel
Marketing: Rozanne Nel
Admin: Annerie Cornelis
PRO: Ray Cromhout
|Area under vines: 70 ha
Production: 1 000 ton
Brands: Boplaas; Carel Nel Wines
Wines: Cape Port. Potstill brandy. Various white and red wines. Muscadel. Sparkling. Rose. Wine from traditional Port cultivars.
Wine Tourism: Wine & spirit tasting, distilling lounge, cheese platters, artisanal cocktails, chocolate & wine pairings.
More about us
Tucked away in a fertile hamlet at the very edge of the Cape Winelands and at the heart of the Klein Karoo, one finds Boplaas Family Vineyards and the Nel family, whom since 1880, have tended vines and crafted wines in Calitzdorp.
Spirits have been distilled at Boplaas since 1880, when the first order of potstill brandy casks were sent to Cape Town by ox wagon for delivery to London. Today, Boplaas produces an extensive range of world class wines and specialises in Portuguese and Mediterranean varietal table wines and Cape Port style wine and spirits – including whisky, brandy and gin.
Boplaas thrives upon the involvement of the 6th generation of Nel’s that brings new energy and inspiration to the business. Rozanne heads-up Marketing, Margaux as Winemaker and Daniel as Distiller and Marketer.
In keeping with the biodiversity initiative, Boplaas has devoted 5000 ha exclusively to nature conservation objectives, while a portion of income generated by wine exports, is budgeted for conservation.
Boplaas Tasting Room & Wine Shop at Redberry Farm, George
Come and discover the Boplaas Family Vineyards wine tasting room and wine shop at the Redberry Farm, George, along the Garden Route.
We look forward to sharing our award-winning wines, spirits and artisanal cheese and charcuterie platters accompanied by local preserves and fresh bread. This property also boasts a bakery, deli, pizzeria, farm stall, restaurants and many children’s activities.
Trading times: Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 16:00
Boplaas Tasting Room & Wine Shop at Old Nick Village, Plettenberg Bay
Come and discover the Boplaas Family Vineyards intimate wine tasting venue and wine shop at the Old Nick Village, 3km outside of Plettenberg Bay, on the N2.
This child and pet friendly property boasts a micro bakery, coffee shop, restaurant, chocolatier, gift shops and the textile mill, Mungo.
We look forward in sharing our award-winning wines and spirits with you.
Trading times: Monday – Sunday: 9:00 – 17:00
Meet the winemaker
Margaux Nel is the winemaker at Boplaas Family Vineyards and daughter of Carel Nel. She grew up on the farm in Calitzdorp and loves the Klein Karoo, doing her MScAgrig in Viticulture on Touriga Nacional in 2009.
Her favourite wine from the cellar
She loves the Boplaas Family Reserve Touriga Nacional and the Bobbejaanberg Sauvignon Blanc.
More about Margaux
She likes hiking in the veldt, touring the globe and drinking interesting wines.
Meet the distiller
Daniel Nel is the 7th generation distiller at Boplaas Family Vineyards. He is in charge of the distilling of Cape brandy, whisky and gin.
His favourite wine from the cellar
He enjoys the Stoepsit Sauvignon Blanc and the Boplaas 6YO Tawny Cask Whisky and the Boplaas 8 Citrus Gin.
More about Daniel
Daniel loves spending his time outdoors and are very interested in conservation efforts.
Meet the tasting room personnel
Ray Cromhout works in the tasting room at Boplaas Family Vineyards, helping with wine tastings and sales.
Her favourite wine from the cellar
Wines she loves are Bobbejaanberg (a full dry white), Ring of Rocks (a blend of Portuguese varieties), her ultimate favourite – 8 Citrus Gin and then the Boplaas 8 YO Whisky, an experience of note!
More about Ray
Ray loves doing upcycling/repurposing of broken, damaged goods – making things beautiful again makes her gratified and happy.