Things To Do in WolseleyWaverley Hills Organic Wine Estate
Where? Off the R46 between Tulbagh and Ceres, Wolseley, Breede River Valley, Western Cape
When? Monday to Saturday & Public Holidays from 10h00 to 16h00.
How? Call +27 (0)23 231-0003
How much? Price on request
This estate is positioned opposite the original Waverley Wool dye-works where blankets were produced during the First World Wars and Anglo-Boer War. That’s where the name ‘Waverley Hill’s stems from and is owned by the Du Toit family who bring forty years of wine making experience with them.
A big decision in 2002 was when they decided to enter the organic wine market and thereafter saw the farm planting a total of 30 ha of vineyards and olives to be grown organically. When visiting the estate, you can enjoy wine and olive tasting in the tasting room or munch on a bit more in their restaurant with its views over the valley and rolling vineyards. The following grape varieties are grown on the estate such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Mourvedre, Shiraz, Viognier, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Grigio, Grenache Noir.
They have grown their own plants since 2007, and boast a beautiful Fynbos nursery where the public can purchase plants. If you are looking for a more active afternoon, walk along their hiking trails or cycle along their biking trails. They have a Green Fingers initiative which was launched in 2010 and aims to provide children with a sense of pride of their living space and encourages them to create a greener environment.