Elgin Orchards, situated on the ecologically sensitive Palmiet River in Grabouw, is the only wine farm on the western side of the Elgin Valley Read more [...]
2016 Judges Overall Winner: Unwooded Paul Cluver Noble Late Harvest 2014
2016 Leader in Water Conservation
This family-owned, family-run wine business is located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley. The property has been in ownership of the Cluver Family since 1896. Their focus is on producing elegant wines that are expressive of the terroir.
The wine business forms part of larger holistic farming business called ‘De Rust Estate’.
This estate forms part of the UNESCO world heritage site, the Kogelberg Biosphere. Half of the estate has been set aside for conservation into perpetuity. Dr Cluver has been a supporter of conservation projects, officially undertaking projects of his own on the estate since 1970. He was involved in the establishment and development of Groenlandberg Conservancy.
Other features include a restaurant, Fresh, open from Wed to Sun; hiking trails; 5 day slackpacking on the Green Mountain trail; and summer open air concerts in the amphitheatre.