In 1831 the farm was bought by Izaak Bosman
and was owned by the Bosman family for five
In 1831 the farm was bought by Izaak Bosman, and was owned by the Bosman family for five generations.
During the time of the Bosman family the farm was transformed into a wine-producing estate, and Hazendal’s first wine cellar was built. Jacobus Petrus Bosman, the farm’s owner at the end of the 19th-century, renovated the Homestead into a Victorian ‘villa’, only for it to be converted back to the Cape Dutch style in 1947 by his grandson, Pieter Bosman.
The Bosman family also introduced the visage of Bacchus, the Roman god of wine, to Hazendal as a symbol of their commitment to producing quality wines. Today you will find Bacchus immortalised in bronze on the front door of The Homestead. He also features on the Hazendal logo, in honour of our continued tradition of winemaking excellence.