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Paul Cluver Wine Estate, Elgin, Overberg

Paul Cluver Wine Estate, Elgin, Overberg

The Cluver family were the founding fathers of the Elgin wine ward. Established in 1896, as an apple farm, the family went on to plant the first commercial vineyards and established the first wine cellar in the Elgin Valley.

De Rust Estate, home of Paul Cluver Wines, is located in the cool-climate Elgin Valley and forms part of a world heritage site called The Kogelberg Biosphere.

Scientific research and constant refinement have seen the excellent matching of varietals and terroirs. Through knowledge, passion and trial, the most suited winemaking methods have been researched and applied. The outcome is an elegant range of aromatic whites, including the rise of Riesling and the elegant Pinot Noir that consistently score well locally and internationally.

Paul Cluver Wine Estate, Elgin, Overberg

Some accolades: Winner of Nedbank’s best “Green” wine farms in South Africa; Rated 7th on the Grape Top 20 Wineries Poll of 2010. Founder member of the Green Mountain Eco-route – the world’s first wine & biodiversity route. Initiator & mentor of Thandi Wines – SA’s first black economic empowerment wine brand and world’s first Fairtrade wine brand. BWI Champion status since 2009. Drinks Business Green Awards 2010 – Lifetime Achievement Award went to Dr. Paul Cluver. Drinks Business Green Awards 2010 – Ethical Company Award – Joint runner-up.

This estate, just off the N2, between the Orchard and Houwhoek Farm Stalls, is definitely worth a visit. The world-renowned wines are now complimented in summer, December to March on Saturday evenings, by a very popular forest open-air amphitheatre experience. website

Wine Tasting & Sales: Monday to Friday : 9am -5pm, Saturdays & Public holidays: 9am – 3pm (Sept. – Apr.) 10am – 2pm (May – Aug.) Closed Easter Fri / Mon, 25 Dec 25 & 1 Jan. Group bookings essential.

Tel 021 844 0605: EmailWebsite.

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