Boplaas Family Vineyards

Saayman Street Calitzdorp Western Cape 6660 ZA

Trading hours

Monday to Friday:  09h00 – 17h00
09h00 – 16h00
10h00 – 15h00
Public Holidays:
 09h00 – 17h00 excluding Good Friday & Christmas day

General info

Proprietor:  Carel Nel
Winemaker:  Carel Nel / Margaux Nel
Marketing:  Rozanne Nel
Admin:  Annerie Cornelis
Thea Meyer
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 tasting.

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, who since 1880 have tended vines and crafted wines in Calitzdorp.

Owner and cellar master, Carel Nel – a descendant of Danie Nel whom in 1880 exported Cape potstill brandy to the U.K. under the Boplaas brand – farms 70 ha of vines with his children Margaux (winemaker), Rozanne (marketing), and Daniel (distiller) hand -crafting fine sparkling wine, still wine, Cape fortifieds, Muscats and Potstill brandy.

In keeping with the biodiversity initiative, Boplaas devoted 2200 ha exclusively to nature conservation objectives, while a portion of income generated by wine exports is budgeted for conservation.

Boplaas – Klipheuwel Tasting Room (Klein Brak)

Boplaas-Little Brakriver Tasting Room

Boplaas-Klipheuwel Tasting Room

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 Klein Brak Rivier, 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.

Meet the winemaker

Margaux Nel

Margaux Nel

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

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

Thea Meyer

Thea Meyer

Thea Meyer works in the tasting room at Boplaas Family Vineyards, helping with wine tastings and sales.

Her favourite wine from the cellar

Her favourite wine for the summer is the Bobbejaanberg Sauvignon Blanc Reserve  (crispy and full of flavour) and she loves the Portuguese Touriga Nacional for winter time ( to accompanied hearty meals!)

More about Thea

Thea came from Johannesburg, quite independant  and love animals. Her hobby is making boxes and gift cards for friends and family.


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