Things To Do in WorcesterHex River Crossing
Where? Off N1, Worcester, Western Cape.
When? Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00
Saturday from 09h00 to 14h00
How? Call +27 (0)83 455-5194
How much? Price on request
Over 200 hundred years ago, the farm was reknowned for its livestock auctions and was once known as Vendutie Kraal. Vendutie is the Dutch word for Auction. When visiting the farm, you will cross the railway line which the same one the early settlers used to cross over the Hex River towards the North. The original cellar was built in 1936 and hadnít been used for 30 years.
De Villiers Graaff and AJ Reyneke bough the neighbouring grape farm and partner with Leon Dippenar, the present winemaker at Hex River Crossing Private Cellar. Once the pumps were serviced, French oaks barrels brought in and grapes sourced, the first vintage was produced in 2004. Leon comes with great experience from responsibility as viticulturalist at Graham Beck to sourcing grapes for specific wine styles. Their wines continue to excel and impress.