Walker Bay and Elgin are the prize wards within this district, on the the south coast. It's only relatively recently, since about the 1980's, wine has been produced in the area which is dominated by apple orchards. The region's cool climate is a major draw, resulting wines having brilliant depth of flavour.Read More
White, Red and Dessert wines are all produced in this district.
White varieties; Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Chenin varietals all do well. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Shiraz are all grown here for reds.
Altitude plays a significant role in this district, reaching upto 700m above sea level in parts. These higher climbs allow for a longer ripening period, giving the grapes full flavour profiles. The climate is Mediterranean maritime; mild/damp winters and cool/dry summers. Soils vary, nutrient rich on the river plains and sandstone dominated elsewhere - these variants influencing vine growth massively.