Rounding the bend at the edge of the Gansbaai Peninsula on the Cape's south coast, a wide, sweeping coast opens out in front of you. At first glance it appears quite desolate, and it is... mostly. However, tucked behind ancient dunes, the ground has been cleared to make way for vines.
You are now at the southernmost tip of Africa, a promontory exposed to the elements, where two oceans are said to meet. This bleak landscape is far from the lush rolling vineyards of the traditional Cape Winelands, yet it creates wines filled with the character and vigour needed to tame this terrain.
This is the home of Lomond Vineyards, located 34° 34' south, one of very few wineries with a Cape Agulhas District appellation. Its extreme southerly location, proximity to the sea and varied soils with unique terroir, contribute to distinctive single-vineyard wines.