About our wine growing region

the Elgin Valley

If you think Elgin’s fruit bursts with purity and flavour … wait until you taste our Wines!

The secret of our famous fruits?

LUCK!

Take the biosphere in which our maritime mountain basin is located. It’s the richest and most diversified on earth. Right! The earth! See what we mean about being lucky?

BUT WAIT!

Take our elevation, 350 metres above sea level and a stone’s throw distance from it. That makes Elgin South Africa’s coolest climate wine region.

RIGHT, LUCKY AGAIN

Because our unique, cool elevation and maritime environs adds up to Elgin grapes ripening on their vines longer. Longer than local in-land and many of the world’s most famous wine regions too!

THEN THERE’S TECHNICAL STUFF

Rainfall? We’re tops. Cool evening temperatures? The lowest! Cloud cover, the most. All-important soil? Yup, lucky again! We don’t have one, but seven from which to choose!

SO YOU SEE, IT’S ALL LUCK, BUT GET THIS – 

IT’S OUR LUCK!

And, uniquely so. That’s why we grow world famous fruit and internationally awarded wines that burst with fruit, purity, pose and complexity.

WINE TASTINGS
With library shelves safekeeping a private collection of old Elgin Vintners vintages guests can sip on the award-wining current releases, either on the sandstone terrace or relaxing under the cool shade of the ancient oak trees with views of the surrounding mountain ranges and vineyards of the region.
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WHAT'S ON AT ELGIN VINTNERS?

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SUMMER SUNDAY

Live music and fun in the sun for the whole family.
A special ‘make it magical’ workshop, jumping castle, face painter and swimming for the kids with local music talent and wine tasting ensuring entertainment for all.

FREE ENTRY / REGRET – NO OWN ALCOHOL ALLOWED

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ELGIN OPEN GARDENS

Book your accommodation with us and enjoy wine tastings and light meals in our garden and explore the many other beautiful open gardens in the Elgin and Bot River districts over two weekends in October and November.

Wine tastings are held here throughout this weekend and booking ahead is essential.

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ELGIN COOL WINE FEST

Save the date and come and join us for a weekend of seriously cool wine, delicious food and much more.
Each of the participating wineries will offer a unique programme, allowing patrons to tailor-make their experience according to their personal preferences, whilst enjoying a welcome alternative to the hustle and bustle of city life.

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