Things To Do in ElginPaul Cluver Wines
Where? De Rust Estate, off N2, Elgin, Cape Overberg, Western Cape, South Africa
When? Monday to Friday from 09h00 to 17h00. Saturday from 10h00 to 14h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 844-0605
How much? Falls into price group R1 to R100 per person. Confirm with the provider.
Paul Cluver wines were established in 1896 and today the Cluver family remains central to the running and success of this estate. Four of the five Cluver siblings are involved in the business and are taking over from their parents Paul and Songvei. Paul Cluver IV is managing director, Liesl is marketing director, Inge is financial manager and Karin is production manager (orchards). Winemaker, Andries Burger, is married to Inge. Craig Harris is the vineyard manager and his wife, Jacqueline Harris, forms part of the marketing team whilst Esme Klaaste processes orders locally and internationally. They offer wines such as sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Riesling ‘Close Encounter’, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Seven Flags Pinot Noir, Noble Late Harvest and Gewurtztraminer.
The new restaurant which opened in 2011 is named Fresh and stems from their goal to make the dining experience memorable as well as serving farm fresh food from their vegetable garden. Each season you visit will see a new menu being served, but the restaurant is closed for 3 months in winter. The estate also plays a role in the fermentation, distillation and maturation of Malus, an apple spirit which is unique to the Elgin area.