Here wine farming is a creative act, and dedication to soil and vine a way of life. Grown as bush vines, the crop is limited by extensive pruning, making it possible to produce quality grapes under absolute dry-land conditions, and the wines are made with minimal intervention, using traditional French natural fermentation techniques.
The Dumas family has been making wine on the estate for three generations, with present owner Cornelis Dumas helped by his son Hannes, who will eventually take over the reins. Cornelis ascribes his success with natural fermentation to a squeaky clean cellar where no bacteria is given a chance to ruin the wine.
It is situated between Stellenbosch and Kuils River, with its vineyards planted on the slopes of the hills overlooking False Bay, less than 10 km away.
- Winemaker: Cornelis Dumas
- Monday to Sunday: By Appointment
- 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.