Visit to Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate
On a recent trip to Riebeek-Kasteel we stumbled upon Kloovenburg wine estate. I have limited knowledge of the Swartland wines and was interested to try this wine.
About the Estate: The Kloovenburg Estate is situated on the left-hand side of the road as you turn on the road to Riebeek-Kasteel, if you are coming from Cape Town on the R46.
The farm has a long history dating back to when Riebeek- Kasteel was established. Kloovenburg means “place in the ravine” as it is situated against the mountainside. The current owners the du Toit family are champions of conservation an ensure that the ecosystem is watched and protected. The Estate produces red, white and a Blanc de Noir Shiraz Brut.
My favourite wine from the Estate : I decided to buy a bottle of the Blanc de Noir Shiraz Brut as it is a very easy drinking wine.
Tasting Notes: Ripe aromas of strawberry and cherry. The palate shows cranberry, candy floss with a well-balanced acidity. Pairs well with pancakes with berries, duck, Thai foods and goat cheese
Price: R100.00 for a bottle makes this a budget buy.
Wine tasting: The wine tasting is free of charge. Yes, I double checked this 😊 You will taste about 9 wines (ensure you have a designated driver).
Other tips and hints:
If you get hungry you can pack your own picnic basket. Genius idea! Load up a basket with locally made delicacies including: Olives (which are produced on the farm) fresh breads, jams, cheeses, cold meats and fruits. Don’t forget to visit the boutique where they sell a variety of Health and Beauty products.
They have a trampoline around the corner for kids. I didn’t allow Emily on the trampoline alone. In hindsight I think This wine estate is probably better suited for families with older children and not a busy toddler.
There is also accommodation available on the estate if you wish to spend the weekend in the lovely little dorpie of Riebeek-Kasteel
Address: Kloovenburg Wine and Olive Estate, R46, Riebeek-Kasteel, Western Cape South Africa.
Tel: 022 4481 635