Things To Do in TulbaghLinde Vineyards
Where? Tulbagh, Winelands, Western Cape
When? Not open to public
How? Call +27 (0)23 230-0742
How much? Price on request
Not open to the public - This is for information purposes only.
The farm where the Linde Vineyards lie was first established in 1715 by French inhabitants settling in the Cape. It was originally called La Rhone. When a gold miner travelled down from Kimberly in search of gold in a nearby mountain, he changed the name to Diggers Home.
In 1999, Swedish wine entrepreneurs, Gregor and Sylvia Linde “retired” only to buy this wine farm in the heart of the Tulbagh wine route. After meeting people in the wine business on their first trip to South Africa, they mulled over the idea until launching their own company Linde SA in 1998. They promptly built a new manor house on the farm a year later, harvested grapes two years late and now produce 80 000 bottles of wine per annum. 2000 additional bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah are bottled for private use.
They grow fruit on the farm, own Linko Karoo, a 6400-hectare cattle farm and sell grapes to KWV, one of Africa’s largest wine growers. Be sure to make an appointment to visit their lush vineyards with scenic views and a beautiful garden in Tulbagh.