Certified Sustainable (Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) certified)
This historic estate in South Africa’s cool climate Elgin Valley is more than just a winery. Founded in 1898 the farm is still family run and takes its name from the founders’ love of oak trees, 4,000 of which are still planted on the estate today. Among the vines are apple and pear orchards, greenhouses packed with fresh cut flowers, cattle, free range acorn fed pigs and 30km of mountain biking trails. Forty-eight hectares of vineyards are planted predominately with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
Oak Valley is fast becoming one of South Africa’s most sought after wine producers. They are highly acclaimed for their superior Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and both have been classified by South Africa’s go to online wine review publication Top Wine SA in their Top 10 SA Chardonnay and Top 10 SA Pinot Noir lists as well as being ranked in the top 20 of their Top White Wine Cellars of South Africa.
Oak Valley’s moody labels aim to visually express the history and climate of the Elgin region with a nod to their tag line: a place of discovery. They depict the cool climate that makes it stand out from other South African wine growing areas with grey clouds a theme throughout. At 350 meters above sea level and around 20 km from the sea itself the vineyards have a cool coastal influence that mean long cool ripening seasons that give the wines their hallmark acidity and amazing ageing potential.