Our vineyards grow at an altitude of more than 1 000 m above sea level in an isolated, virus-free area blessed with diverse soils, abundant fresh water, a unique cold climate and five generations of deep understanding of the land.
Healthy grapes and a minimal intervention approach to the winemaking process have resulted in our consistently award-winning range of wines. Four of the ranges in our wine portfolio are available on the farm and from the online shop.The Cederberg Collection > Ghost Corner Collection > Five Generations Collection > Longavi Collection >
Cederberg is our core range, focusing on Bukettraube, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc white-vine varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz red-wine varieties. Other varieties on the farm include Chardonnay (destined for our Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs Brut) and Merlot (for the Merlot-Shiraz blend).
Winemaker David Nieuwoudt created the Ghost Corner brand in 2007. Ghost Corner takes its name from this treacherous coastline where more than 130 ships have been shipwrecked through the ages. The deep lime-rich soils with plentiful slate and gravel deposits in Elim’s maritime climate give rise to exceptional white wines.
Five Generations is our flagship range. Grapes for the two flagship wines, the Five Generations Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc, are sourced from single vineyards. The top barrels are selected, and a limited quantity of each wine is released every year.
The Longaví range results from a collaboration between two friends from different continents – South American producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt, who teamed up to produce wine in the Leyda Valley in Chile. Longaví means 'snake's head' derived from Nevado de Longaví, a volcanic mountain at the foot of the Andes that Julio draws inspiration from.