Earthbound wines are produced from the grapes grown at Papkuilsfontein Vineyards in Darling. Situated just 25km from the sea, this area has a high potential for wine production because the vines benefit from cooling sea breezes while a range of hillocks protect it from the potentially damaging effects of the South-Easter. The temperature of this area falls within the cooler end of the heat spectrum of the grape-growing areas in the Western Cape and rainfall is above average for the West Coast.
Papkuilsfontein Vineyards near Darling was established in 1998 and is a joint venture between Distell, entrepreneurs and the local Mamre community trust. The project promotes transformation in the SA wine industry, by underpinning the transfer of skills in wine farming, farm management, winemaking and wine marketing, in order to ensure its long-term sustainability.
- Winemaker: Heinrich Kulsen
- Monday to Sunday: By Appointment
- Public Holidays: By Appointment
- 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.