The 18ha family wine farm with its lime rich soil produces excellent red wines. Cultivars planted are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinotage, Shiraz and Ruby Cabernet.
Approximately 3 to 4 tons per cultivar is produced by the cellar from hand harvested grapes. The fermentation process of the Melkboomsdrift wines is overseen by Hilsa, the owner, in a small cellar adjacent to her farm house.
The wines are aged for at least 18 months in French oak barrels. Melkboomdrft wines have won several awards at the Young Wine Makers Show of South Africa and are well worth tasting. Join us at Melkboomsdrift for a personal wine tasting.
- Winemaker: Hilsa van Heerden
- Monday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Public Holidays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
- 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.