Vineyards & Winemaking

“My mission is to ‘let the terroir talk’ by allowing our mysterious site to fully show and express itself. This is achieved by picking the grapes at optimal ripeness, minimal manipulation in the cellar and gentle extraction to produce balanced, elegant wines.”

Nic van Aarde

Oldenburg Vineyards is situated in an elevated position in the Banghoek Valley, above the town of Stellenbosch. The major geographical features that create our unique climate are known as The 8 Elements. The farm is surrounded by an imposing mountain amphitheatre and our vineyards arranged like puzzle pieces around Rondekop - our iconic and perfectly round hill.

The elevated position in the mountains gives us a unique and refreshing coolness.

We believe our valley is the perfect place to grow grapes and everything we do is focused on the highest quality of wines.

Over time we have gained a deep understanding of the unique set of eight natural elements that provide the foundation for our extraordinary terroir. Our ancient soils – which are predominantly weathered granites and Table Mountain sandstones are over 600 million years old. They are perfect for water retention and their rockiness allows for deep root penetration.

We believe wine is an encapsulation of what nature does best. We are inspired by nature and committed to protect and nurture our environment.

When making our wines we let the terroir talk by allowing the mysteries of Rondekop to express themselves. We harvest the grapes at optimal ripeness, applying minimal manipulation and gentle extraction in the cellar.

Our aim is to produce exceptional wines with balance and elegance at their core. We take great pride in our vineyards, our team, and our mission to create Exceptional Wines from an Extraordinary Place.

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