Things To Do in PaarlPerdeberg Winery
Where? Vryguns Farm, Windmeul, Paarl, Cape Winelands, Western Cape
When? Monday to Friday from 08h00 to 17h00.
Saturday from 10h00 to 14h00.
How? Call +27 (0)21 869-8112
How much? Price on request
Jan Rossouw was the first farmer in the region to suggest growing their own wine and in 1942 Perdeberg Winery pressed their first grapes manually. It is situated on the slopes of the Perdeberg Mountain (Horse Mountain) which got its name in memory of the extinct quagga and mountain zebra that once roamed here. The mountain is a Natural Heritage Site due to its large variety of botanical species and endangered form of lowland vegetation. Because conservation has always been a priority, the winery has 1ha of natural habitat for every 3ha of vineyard. The Jan Briers-Louw Reserve was established on a Perdeberg Winery memberís farm and in 1972 became the first tortoise reserve in Africa.
When visiting for wine tasting, you may catch a glimpse of Merlot the Perdeberg zebra, who is a part of the family and represents the wonderful heritage of Perdeberg. Our wines spread over 3000 hectares and they offer fine wines including red wines, white wines, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and more. Itís one of the first wineries to use aerial infrared photography to combat agricultural challenges and enables wine makers to focus on the tasting and blending to ensure you get premium wines.