Freedom Hill is situated on the border of Paarl WO & Franschhoek WO areas. Latter part being the historic town where the French Huguenots settled in the late 1600’s, early 1700’s, after fleeing France with the “Edict of Nantes”. They brought with them vineyard- and wine making skills and played a major role in establishing the South African wine industry.
Freedom Hill Vineyards’ unique name stem from the fact that the farm overlooks the now famous Victor Verster Prison (now called Drakenstein Prison), where our great folk hero and ex-president, Nelson Mandela spent his last 3 years before finally taking those first steps to freedom. As he walked out of the prison-grounds he looked straight onto the Wemmershoek Mountain where the vineyards are planted today.
Owner, Francois Klomp, an engineer by profession, bought the beautiful 82ha farm in 1997, of which 20ha are under vineyards, which was planted in 1998. Freedom Hill Wine range released in 2004.
- Winemaker: Kowie du Toit
- Monday to Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Saturday: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
- 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.