Things To Do in PiketbergNieuwedrift Vineyards
Where? Off N7, Piketberg, Swartland, Western Cape, South Africa
When? Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00. Saturday from 09h00 to 14h00.
How? Call +27 (0)22 913-1966
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
A family who have been in the wine grape farming business since 1965 is the Mostert family. Before you meet Johan and Karin Mostert, you will be greated by the wine god Bacchus who decorates the front door of the tasting room. Johanís first attempt at making his own wine was in 2001. A great friend of Johanís, Marais de Villiers supported and mentored him throughout his first year and with his help he produced his first Chenin Blanc and Shiraz.
There are about 400 tonnes of grapes harvested here, but most of it goes to the Tulbagh cellar and only finest grapes are selected to be used in their boutique cellar. Nieuwedrift also produces a a Mťthod Cap Classique and a Shiraz Blanc de Noir.
It would be a dire mistake not to stop off at this wine estate along the banks of the Berg River where the day will tranquilly roll by. Not only does the tasting room house wine, but also serves as a art gallery for Karinís paintings and is a wonderful spot for functions of up to 60 people. All their wines are worth tasting especially when Johan is guiding you through the tasting. His passion for his wines and the Swartland is infectious.