Joostenberg Wine Farm (Joostenberg Vlakte)
The Myburgh family have owned Joostenberg since 1879. Brothers Tyrrel and Philip Myburgh are fifth generation Myburghs to farm this land. Wien and brandy were produced on the farm from the 1800’s until 1947. Thereafter only grapes were sold until the brothers re-ignited winemaking on the estate. The Manor house which dates back to 1756 has been declared a national monument.
This is a working farm which also boasts a pork butchery, bistro, a deli and a cut flowers business. Organic principles are utilised when farming. Varietals of Chenin Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah / Shiraz, Touriga Nacional and Mouvedre are planted. The Joostenberg deli stocks products such as fresh breads and pastries are baked daily, “home-cooked” meals, desserts, salad dressing, mayonnaise and organic products, including free range meats and eggs.
For country cuisine made with their local produce, visit the Bistro. You’ve got to taste their traditional French charcuterie plate, salad of grilled vegetables and marinated goat's cheese or their pork braised with tomato and haricot beans. In summer, sit in the shade of their stoep or beside the fire in winter.