Welcome to Bosman Hermanus. This summer discover the new Bosman Family Vineyards wine tasting room and picnic service in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus.
We hope to see you at Bosman Hermanus and we can’t wait to share our wine, picnic, nature trail, coffee and magnificent surroundings with you.
WELCOME TO BOSMAN HERMANUS
Drive up the Hemel-en-Aarde Pass leaving the busy beaches far below and slowly, slowly this pristine wine valley will envelop you in stillness and wonder. Turn left towards the De Bos dam and around a bend, a low slung building appears on the horizon, perched on a sweeping landscape and anchored under a large tree.
This is the Frame House. A wood and canvas structure housing the wine tasting room and picnic service belonging to Bosman Family Vineyards on their farm in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Hermanus.
It is here where you can sample our wines and enjoy a picnic amongst fields of indigenous ‘fynbos’, luxuriating in the ‘champagne’ air and absorbing the awe-inspiring views.
THE FRAME HOUSE
The Frame House is a refreshment station from which you can explore both nature and your place within it.
Soak up the views from the Frame House deck or for the more adventurous, amble up the mountain path to absorb the stillness broken only by the rustling bushes or soft bird call. At the top enjoy a 360º view of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. From there you can see all the way across Walker Bay to Gansbaai in the South and Hangklip in the West.
Soon we will have fishing, biking and lots more so watch this space…
Great care has been taken to tread lightly on this delicate landscape to allow the natural fauna and flora to thrive, and to craft a sensitive way for us to enjoy it.
PICNIC BASKETS AND MENU COSTS
While this offering is more ‘glamping’ than camping with bespoke crockery, vintage glass jars and comfortable canvas chairs, it is here where you can sample our wines and enjoy a picnic of seasonal, local fare either indoors, under the tree or on the inviting deck.
The classic wicker picnic baskets contain only fresh, artisanal products, all sourced locally and served with fresh bread and chilled wine, of course. Cured meats, handcrafted cheeses, ocean fresh oysters and bubbly are all on the menu!
Children are very welcome. Special hampers await their enjoyment and they are free to run around in the fynbos to their heart’s content.
Booking essential. The picnic service is limited to 40 people per day. Open for picnics from 12 December 2017 to 31 May 2018 and for annual festivals or by prior appointment, weather permitting.
Cured Meat Platter Picnic for two
Classic, savoury and tasty
Selection of local cheeses • Richard Bosman cured meats • Kalamata olives • Hummus • Green fig preserve • Artisanal stone ground flour baguette • Molten dark chocolate brownie with macadamia nuts • a bottle of Bosman Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc • Mineral water.
Smoked Rainbow Trout Platter Picnic for two
Intriguing, flavourful yet delicate
Selection of local cheeses • Smoked rainbow trout • Cream cheese, fennel and pine-smoked snoek pâté • Pickled caper berries • Kalamata olives • Green fig preserve • Artisanal stone ground flour baguette • Molten dark chocolate brownie with macadamia nuts • a bottle of Bosman Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc • Mineral water.
Vegetarian Platter Picnic for two
Inventive, natural and delicious
Selection of local cheeses • Hummus • Pickled zucchini • Homemade chilli jam • Kalamata olives • Artisanal stone ground flour baguette • Molten dark chocolate brownie with macadamia nuts • a bottle of Bosman Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc • Mineral water.
Oyster Platter for one
A match made in heaven (on earth!)
6 x West Coast Oysters and a glass of Bosman Loose Cannon MCC
Fun in the Forest Junior Picnic for one child
Fresh, fruity and filling
Freshly baked bread roll • Droëwors • Fresh seasonal berries • Carrot sticks • Molten dark chocolate brownie • Juice
WINE AND COFFEE
Barista-made coffee and tea are made to order and available from the Frame House.
The ideal selection of Bosman Family Vineyard wines is available for tasting and purchase.
This hour-long hike is enough to get the heart rate up, but not too strenuous to get you out of breath. It starts at the Frame House and ascends gradually up the ‘koppie’ behind, through fields of fynbos, under big, bright skies and flanked by mountains rolling away around you. It’s the perfect meander to reconnect with yourself; to take a comfortable trudge with a friend; or just to use up some of that irrepressible energy that kids inevitably have in spades. Whatever the reason, the astonishing view at the top makes it all worthwhile.
The astonishing view at the top of the nature trail makes it all worthwhile…