In 2006, the Entwistles purchased a farm in the historic Bovlei valley, just outside the Boland town of Wellington. Sadly the farm had been in a steady decline for many years and the Entwistles, only the sixth family to own it since 1699, arrived to a semi-derelict fruit farm with tremendous soil potential, deep cultural significance and outstanding panoramic views. They christened the farm Val du Charron, meaning Valley of the Wagon maker as the Wellington Valley was originally known, as a tribute to this rich background.
Over the course of five years, rehabilitation of the historical buildings, planting of the vineyards and olive groves and the re-establishment of the winemaking tradition on the farm took place. In 2012, Val du Charron became an Estate label which means that all wines produced and bottled under the Val du Charron label come from vines grown on the farm itself – a pure expression of the terroir to be found on the Estate’s south-facing slopes.
Our portfolio includes the estate Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Complementing these single varietals, the Theatre of Wine range includes the Four White Legs and Black Countess blends.
Contact your local Portfolio Manager or our head office to order yours.