• Waterkloof

    Traditional farming methods have been introduced to provide a more balanced and sustainable ethos. Waterkloof has practised biodynamic farming since 2008 and the presence of free-roaming chickens and beautiful white and brown horses in the 56 hectares of vineyards is quite striking. These Percheron draft horses are used instead of tractors, thus minimising the damage to the soil and vines – and reducing carbon emissions. The chickens feed on insect pests while adding nitrogen to the soil, as well as providing free-range eggs for the restaurant. They also have cows to produce compost and Dorper sheep in the vineyards to control weeds.

  • Vergelegen Wine Estate

    Situated on the slopes of the Hottentots Holland Mountains outside of Somerset West, Vergelegen is a national treasure trove of both historical building, cultural and natural heritage. The historic manor house, dating back to 1700’s, consists of the authentically restored and refurbished homestead, library, mill ruins, slave lodge site and surrounding gardens and vast expanse of natural vegetation. Various tours are available on the estate including Garden tours (the unique camellia garden and camphor tree forests), winery and cellar tours, historic buildings and library.

  • Klein Constantia Wines

    Dating back to 1685 and described as one of the world’s most beautiful wine estates, Klein Constantia is set amidst ancient trees on the upper foothills of the Constantiaberg in Cape Town, with views across False Bay. The 146 hectare wine estate originally formed part of “Constantia”, a vast property established in 1685 by Simon van der Stel, the first governor of the Cape. Klein Constantia was established in 1823 and has been a wine farm ever since.