Welcome to Bosman Hermanus.
Come 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 the Bosman Hermanus Framehouse and we can’t wait to share our wine, picnic, nature trail, coffee and magnificent surroundings with you.
designed by Nature.
designed by nature.
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 verandah 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 verandah.
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.
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.
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.
Experience our Koppie & Wetlands trails laid out by well‐known conservationist Frank Woodvine and his team. They make their way through a number of habitats from farmland to fynbos & renosterveld. Besides the beautiful natural vegetation, hikers might be lucky enough to spot the odd ribbok, perhaps a duiker or even a porcupine. Frank reports seeing a caracal which is a very rare find as this is a nocturnal animal, but baboons are also a common occurrence.
The astonishing view at the top of the nature trail makes it all worthwhile…