Our Cellar

February 8, 2011

In 2003, we designed and built an extraordinary cellar that has become a striking feature of the farm.  A century-old dry riverbed provided the inspiration for an ultra-modern cellar that would be built two-storeys below ground.  This enables us to make the most of the cool, ambient temperatures offered by Nature underground and so reduce the carbon footprint of our wine-making facilities.  It also presented us with the advantage of having a gravity-flow cellar that enables us to protect our high-quality grapes due to minimal mechanical interference.

The winery comprises of a wine storage and tank fermentation cellar, a vat maturation cellar, a wine storage and packaging area; as well as our administrative facilities.  It is a full-service cellar that enables us to produce all our wines on site, optimising quality control.

It also includes a gracious wine tasting and art gallery where we welcome visitors to the farm.  Visits to the cellar are included in our Eco-tours.