Hermanus, Western Cape
Cradled amid the hills of the Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) valley,
Bouchard Finlayson is widely acclaimed as one of South Africa’s leading boutique wine cellars.
With a terroir defined by both ancient soils and a cool maritime climate, the vineyards of Bouchard Finlayson are famous for producing award-winning
Pinot Noir, elegant Chardonnay and terroir-driven Sauvignon Blanc, while inspired blends showcase the depth of skill and innovation in our winemaking team.
The Bouchard Finlayson cellar is conveniently located a scenic 90 minutes’ drive from Cape Town, close to the world-famous whale-watching centre of Hermanus.
Led by the design team behind the iconic Ashford Castle in Ireland, Toni Tollman, Philippe Bonino and Brian Brennan, this restoration will look to protect and retain the original heart and soul of 100 Princes Street, restoring the original building and its iconic features. Inspired by Alexander McQueen, the design team sought to create a sense of place, working with local artisans to create bespoke pieces including custom-made tartan designed by Araminta Campbell and a central staircase which features a hand-painted mural by Croxford & Saunders (pictured), honouring the adventures of several great Scottish explorers.
The residents-only “Explorers’ Club” will offer “whatever, whenever” service excellence, culturally inspired design and famous signature dishes. Stand-out features will include a wine wall with over 200 fine wines, showcasing the range from the family-owned vineyard Bouchard Finlayson, and an incredible collection of acclaimed Scottish whiskies adorning one wall. Guests will be invited to select from a carefully curated menu with the world’s rarest libations, time-honoured classics, delicious cocktails, exclusively hand-crafted spirits and Scotland’s “liquid gold”, before retiring to the fireside as the panoramic windows frame the Castle.
Part of the family-run Red Carnation Hotel Collection and sister property to Hotel 41 in London, 100 Princes Street will focus on service, with an "anything, anytime" approach.
But it will be the people that will define 100 Princes Street, offering a 2:1 staff ratio showcasing the best of local Edinburgh talent, defined by the Red Carnation art of hospitality.
Explorers' Club with incredible wine wall & collection of acclaimed whiskies
Exceptional views of Edinburgh Castle
30 guest rooms & suites
Inspired design that honours the adventures of the great Scottish explorers
“Whatever, whenever” service excellence
2:1 staff ratio
“This is the story of a re-imagining; an exclusive address with an iconic, guest-welcoming heritage, which is set to transform the Edinburgh hotel scene”
The Red Carnation family