Almenkerk Wine Estate
Almenkerk’ 100 hectare farm spreads over south-facing slopes surrounded by pristine fynbos and fairy-tale ravines. Nestled in the mountain slope, the newly built state-of-the-art cellar & tasting room facilities offer magnificent views over the surrounding Elgin Valley. Manicured vineyards and modern winemaking deliver high quality wines. Belgian-Dutch owners are hands-on and around to welcome guests. There is a helipad, Boules Court, Exciting Hiking Trail for young & old. English, Afrikaans, Dutch & French spoken.
Open :Wednesdays to Sundays 10h00 – 16h00.
Tel: 021 848 9844
Fax: 086 523 0877
Iona Wine Estate
The wines of Iona come from a dramatically unique site in the Cape Winelands. The vineyards are on a mountain plateau 420 metres above sea level, surrounded by the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. In a country where cool sites are precious, these vineyards are like gold – the grapes ripening up to two months later than other Cape vineyards and in perfect balance. Iona is South Africa's coolest vineyard site.
8:00-17:00 during the week
Groups by appointment only
Weekends by appointment only
Tel: 028 284 9678
Having planted the first commercial vineyards and having established the first wine cellar in the Elgin Valley, Paul Cluver is known as the pioneer of wine in Elgin. This family owned and family run estate has been instrumental in the success and recognition of this ward as a fine wine producing area.
From the onset, Paul Cluver Wines has been determined to refine the art of winemaking. Through science, the most suited varieties have been planted to the most appropriate terroir sites. Through knowledge, passion and trial, the most suited winemaking methods have been applied. This focus has resulted in a range of aromatic whites and elegant Pinot noirs that consistently score well locally and internationally.
Tasting Times: Mon - Fri 8:00 to 17:00 and Sat 10:00 - 14:00
Tel: 021 844 0605
Established in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, this magnificent 1786ha family estate is one of the pioneering farms in the country. In 1908 a cellar was built, but was sadly mothballed during the Second World War when fruit was in greater demand. New vineyards were established in 1985, followed by the release of our much-acclaimed maiden vintage in 2003. With vineyards located on mountain slopes over 450m above sea level, ripening occurs slowly, vines bear ultra-low tonnages and troops of baboons compete relentlessly for the spoils.
Open: Mon-Fri 09h00-17h00
Public Holidays 10h00-16h00
Wine Tasting & Sales: 021 859 4110
WINTERS DRIFT is the wine brand of Molteno Brothers, a farming business situated in the Elgin area of the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
The Winters Drift tasting station is situated at the old elgin railway station with its elegant, timeless atmosphere, joined with The Platform 1 Eatery, where you can enjoy a relaxed breakfast or light lunches. If you are lucky a train can pass by!
Tuesday-Friday, from 9-16:00, Saturday from 10-16:00.
Sunday and Monday only by appointment.
Tel: 021 859 3354