LA BOUCHER

Our history

Tradition and craft

Wine range

Old family recipes

Wine Club

Join our family

The Partners

We make wine

Our history

Tradition and craft

Wine Club

Join our family

Wine range

Old family recipes

The Partners

We make wine

LA BOUCHER

Wine and family is our life

La Boucher wines is a family owned winery run by the Boucher & Els families. Wine and family is our life. There is no place on earth like the vineyards, magical and full of life. We source our grapes from the farm Cape View, with the iconic skyline over Table Mountain that forms part of the Bottelary Road in the Stellenbosch district. Cooler climate from the sea breeze and old granite soils allowing production of top quality wines. The name La Boucher comes from the time of the first Huguenots embarking to the Cape of Good Hope. Boucher is a surname that evolved during the medieval era in the French region of Champagne. It was an occupational name for someone who worked as a butcher.

The name originally derived from the Old French word bochier, which means “butcher”. Yet the first Boucher Huguenots used the name La Boucher to hide identities as they escaped France. The Boucher family is 6th generation farming family that is only in the first generation of wine making. Pierrè Boucher was a sheep farmer from France that settled in the cape wine lands, planting a small patch of vines for other wine makers and farming life stock. Before the second generation could continue this tradition the family moved up north. It would take the 6th generation to return back to the wine industry in 2013. In 2018 the Boucher and Els families came together to preserve this beautiful part of history and pursue their own passion.

The Wine Range

Are grown on old granite soils on the slopes of the Bottelary Hills, in eye sight of the Atlantic Ocean and having a
perfect combination of all that is needed to create full bodied, fruity wines.

Case of 6

Pierrè

R1,110.00 / R185 per bottle

Case of 6

Carbernet Sauvignon

R2,160.00 / R360 per bottle

Case of 6

Shiraz

R1,560.00 / R260 per bottle

our mission

For the love of family and wine!

To preserve our family’s history, live out our dream and make fantastic wines. Our dream is for family and friends to sit around the table, sharing the love of each other’s company and also share a fine bottle of La Boucher wine.

Boucher Family

Wine Makers

Kwagga and Marica Boucher is a fun-loving couple who are the proud co-owners of La Boucher Wines. Hardworking and passionate farmer Kwagga has a particularly hands-on approach to wine farming, he loves to study new technology and methods from all over the world. He dreamed of owning his own wine farm after playing rugby in Wellington from 2010 to 2011, falling in love with the Winelands, and got really passionate about wines. Over the past eight years, Kwagga, his family, and the hard-working team together have built La Boucher wines into what it is today after started working from the bottom of the industry to this position in eight years. Marica grew up in Phalaborwa and also went to an agricultural school. She studied human resources and is the one who brings the La Boucher family together, always making sure everyone is happy.

THE CHILDREN
Kwagga lives by the way of his father and grandfather that was ‘to build a future for your children.’ He has a son PJ and a daughter Qumé.

els Family

Wine Makers

The Els Family came to South Africa in 1749 and were based in Bree River. As with many other South African families, we have a rich history in the farming community. Up until recently, the Els family was renowned for their tobacco and vegetable farming practices and it is with great joy that we now extend our hand into wine farming. With a proud family heritage and a deep-rooted love for our beautiful country we are proud to partner with Kwagga and Marica Boucher to produce these wonderful treasures from African soil. As good families come together to do great things, so does our grape varietals join forces to bring you something that we created for our own enjoyment and we hope that you will enjoy it with us.