We have tried various grape varieties since we started.
Initially we planted Pinot noir, Pinot gris, Chardonnay, and a selection from a local hobby grower identified as Pinotage. Unfortunately only the Pinotage identified being hardy enough for our exposure. In more recent times we are trialing some small planting of Gewürztraminer and Albarino.
Interestingly we had the "Pinotage" DNA tested and it would appear it is Plantet, a Siebel selection bred for cold conditions. While we are not cold the thick hairy leaves and very tight bunches explains why it does so well in our very exposed situation.
Our new Cellar Door is now fully functional. However we do not always man it every day. We will be around so call ahead or even better arrange a wine tasting well ahead of time.
Work is well underway for a new Cellar Door. This is situated next to the Function centre off the lower carpark. It has its own lawn area and outdoors seating as well as indoors. We hope to be able to welcome you there within a few weeks.