Waverley Hills: the first organic vineyards were established on virgin soils at Waverley Hills in 2000 and the new wine cellar was built in 2006. The farm is owned by the Du Toit family of Stellenbosch, whom has a very long history in the wine industry of South Africa. The belated Chris du Toit and first generation owner, was a director of Stellenbosch Farmers Wineries in Stellenbosch. Waverley Hills is best known for producing organic wines with a unique style - Extremely smooth with soft ripe tannins and robust fynbos (garrigue) characteristic. We also produce olives in brine, air dried olives and a small amount of olive oil.
The Estate is situated on the Tulbagh Wine Route between Tulbagh and Ceres, close to Wolseley, South Africa, at the
foothills of the breathtaking Witzenberg Mountain Range.The fertile, yellow clay terrain is impregnated with river stones, resulting in well-drained soils with excellent water holding capacity. All the vineyards are irrigated with pure spring water and are located on a natural watershed area. The area is renowned for its diverse fynbos (indigenous flora), giving our wines a unique herbaceous characteristic.
Being certified organic, we don’t use any artificial herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. We fertilize with composts and manures. We use cover crops, such as vetch and legumes, for soil improvement and as host plants for beneficial insects.
We also allow some indigenous vegetation to grow in close proximity to the vines.
These areas provide food and a natural habitat for the indigenous fauna to flourish, adding a healthy diversity to our vineyard’s eco-system.
- Number of bottles produced: 120.000
- In charge of winemaking: Johan Delport
- In charge of vineyard management: Johan Delport
- Name of Company contact: Johan Delport
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +27 23 231 0002
- Website: https://waverleyhills.co.za
Waverley Hills Organic Wine & Olive Estate
Off the R46 between Wolseley & Ceres
GPS: 33 24′ 19.91′′ S 19 14′ 20.24′′ E
Western Cape, South Africa 6830