Things To Do in WellingtonAndreas Wine Farm
Where? Groenendal Farm, Bovlei, Wellington, Cape Winelands
When? By Appointment Only.
How? Call +27 (0)21 873-2286
How much? Price on request
In the Bovlei district of Wellington, in South Africa’s Mediterranean Western Cape resides an enchanting and boutique wine estate, the Andreas Wine Farm. The farm forms part of the land given to Barend Blum and has a history dating back to the first Huguenot Settlement well over three hundred years ago to when the land was originally granted in 1699.
The Andreas Wine Farm has been a life-long dream for owners Jan and Anita Bokdal. Together they look after the four and a half hectares of Shiraz vineyards. The climate is characterised by long and hot summer days with welcome afternoon breezes and cold, wet winters. In addition to the climate the combination of sandy and loamy soils produce rich, dark and intense flavours in the grapes, a symbol of a fine local Shiraz.
Grapes are handpicked early in the morning and are delicately crafted by winemaker Etienne Malan. Wines spend between 12 and 18 months in barrels made from toasted French and American Oak. Production is limited to 13 500 litres per annum, local connoisseurs are lucky to have access to the majority of this but the European market is being explored too.