Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines were planted at Ambeloui, situated in the picturesque valley of Hout Bay, in September 1995 when the Christodoulou family moved from Pretoria to settle in Cape Town. The house and wine production facility with maturation cellar surrounded by a garden of lavender and roses was established in 1996.
The cellar produces only Methode Cap Classique, a bottle fermented sparkling wine in the true Champagne tradition. Grapes are harvested primarily from their own and other vineyards in the maritime climatic valley of Hout Bay, supplemented by a limited quantity from the cool areas of Elgin. Harvesting takes place in late January and early February and carefully timed for optimum berry maturity and balance. Winemaker Nick and his assistant winemaker Alexis, together with the cellar staff of Alfred and David attend to the production, while Ann manages the sales and marketing.
- Winemaker: Nick Christodoulou
- Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
- Public Holidays: Closed
- Religious Holidays: Closed
Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.
Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.