While it is most widely known for its wine and fruit, the 200ha estate is also ranked among the top three herb growers in the province.
Our herb production set-up consists of 33 hydroponic tunnels as well as 3 net houses. From these structures more than a ton of herbs are harvested each week. We are a key supplier to major South African retailers including Pick ‘n Pay, Shoprite Checkers, Food Lover’s Market and Spar.
Obviously our most important customer is the dining areas on our estate itself, and where possible, our chef incorporates these healthy and fragrant ingredients in our menus.
The range of herbs we produce includes Basil, Coriander/Dhania, Dill, Fennel, French and Garlic Chives, Rocket (wild and cultivated), Rosemary, Sage, Mint, Thyme, Lemongrass, and Parsley.
Known to be one of the oldest farms in the area, our fertile soils and ideal location help produce high quality fruit for global markets. In addition to 25 hectares of grapes, in excess of 80 hectares of fruit are grown on the estate and we are one of the biggest producers of Sharon fruit (Persimmons) in the Western Cape.
Our range of fruit grown on the Estate includes :
- Pears (Williams Bon Chretien and Packhams Triumph)
- Nectarines (Alpine, Temptation, and Sunburst)
- Plums (Ruby Sun, Laetitia, Sun Gold, Fortune, Ruby Star, Suplum 25, Purple Majesty, and Sunkiss)
- Persimmons (Sharon Fruit)
- Lemons (Eureka)
- Olives (Calamata)
- Grapes (Shiraz, Pinotage, Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Semillion, Vigonier)
Our picking season starts in mid-November and continues all the way through to the end of June. The first nectarine trees will start budding at the end of July again.
The majority of our harvest is exported to Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.
The farm also boasts approximately 50 herds of cattle, all hand-reared for the local market.