The name Kleinood, an old Afrikaans word of Dutch and German origin, aptly describes the character and physical reality of the farm as something small and precious. Kleinood specializes in the limited production of Tamboerskloof Syrah, Tamboerskloof Viognier and De Boerin extra virgin olive oil.
Kleinood lies nestled in the Blaauwklippen Valley outside Stellenbosch – the premier red wine area in the Cape. Of the twelve hectares of arable land, ten hectares are devoted to vines – Shiraz, Mourvedre and Viognier – planted on North and West facing slopes. The remaining two hectares are under olive trees.
The de Villiers family has left deep footprints in the history of the SA wine industry through the centuries, and Kleinood and the Tamboerskloof wines are no exception. Before moving to the Boland, Gerard, Libby and their two children lived in the Cape Town suburb Tamboerskloof for 25 years. Hence, they decided to call their wine Tamboerskloof. The name Tamboerskloof means the valley (kloof) of the drums (tamboer). Tamboerskloof is once again an integral part of the de Villiers family history as well as that of Cape Town and the Boland.
- Winemaker: Gunter Schultz
- 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.