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, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. They are going down in the SA wine history books for their superior Chardonnay and Pinot Noir which have been been classified by South Africa’s go to online wine review publication: Top Wine SA.
They have been named 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.