The new millennium was a milestone of life changing new beginnings for the owners of Blue Crane Vineyards, Henk and Anita Jordaan. Henk took early retirement from IBM and Anita sold her consulting company to pursue a dream of making a living out of their passion: wine.
They spent most of 2000 driving thousands of kilometers through the Cape Winelands, and walked through dozens of pristine (and neglected) vineyards and wine cellars. In the paradise of stunning views, the Tulbagh valley simply stood out for them. They completely fell in love with the rustic atmosphere and unbelievable scenery.
What today is Blue Crane Vineyards came on the market as a subdivision just at the right time. On their first visit to the farm, they disturbed a pair of nesting Blue Cranes …. a clear sign in their minds, hence the name. It is a magnificent location with stunning views of the Witzenberg, Winterhoek and Saronsberg mountains. Soil testing revealed sought after Glen Rosa soils on south facing slopes, ideal for what they wanted to achieve.
The estate produces Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The maiden vintage arrived in 2004 and came away with four medals from the young wine show.
- Winemaker: Henk Jordaan
- Monday to Sunday: By Appointment
- Public Holidays: By Appointment
- Religious Holidays: By Appointment
Seasonal hours may apply. Phone ahead before visiting to confirm times and avoid disappointment.
Last updated 16 May 2016. Report an error.