Things To Do in WellingtonUpland Organic Farm and Winery
Where? Upland Organic Farm and Winery, Wellington, Cape Winelands
When? By Appointment Only.
How? Call +27 (0)82 731-4774
How much? Price on request
Enclosed in a corner, at the end of a long gravel road leading away from the esteemed wine-making region of Wellington, South Africa, you will find the unassuming and sustainable organic farm - Upland.
A clue to the farm's devotion to sustainability lies in their motto; "Our products don't Cost the Earth" a clever but powerful play on words. The area in which the farm is surrounded is described as Tuscan because of the “rustic and timeless” feeling it invokes. However, one major geographical difference is that Upland has the privilege of being cradled by the Hawequa Mountain range.
Upland - the name - is the English translation of the Afrikaans “Boland,” and is a certified organic fruit and wine farm. The farm has an impressive list of accolades with the Top honours being bestowed upon their organic Grappa, which, in recent times, has won “The World's Best Grappa” at the Guldkorken International Competition in Stockholm. Other products such as organic Brandy, Port and Cabernet Sauvignon are on offer.
The farm has a wonderful history and has the honour of housing the first school in Wellington. The original farmhouse was built in the early 19th century and each generation since has shaped and added their own personal touches resulting in a stunning blend of old and new architecture.