La Vierge

Nestled in the picturesque mountains of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley lies our beautiful estate. Enjoy the views while savouring our wine.

About the winery
Come with us on a journey… We’ll tell you a story, as old as mankind, about a beautiful garden. It starts with a man as handsome as the sun, who loved a woman as alluring as the moon. There was great innocence to their life in the garden – they roamed the fields, laughed with the animals and ate their filll from the bountiful trees. When, one day, along came a slithering serpent, the original salesman, who convinced them to exchange paradise for a shiny apple. Of course, the biblical story of Adam and Eve might already be familiar to you. It is believed that after their departure from the garden, with the passing of time, continents collided and tore apart and that the original Garden of Eden was flung in pieces, far into the ocean. Legend tells of a place poised between heaven and earth, where cool hills stretch their legs and dip their feet in the Atlantic Ocean. Here pristine vines grow and offer up their fruit for the creation of wines that reflect the beauty of Eden.

Learn more about La Vierge and their facilities at:

http://lavierge.co.za/

Location

Hemel-en-Aarde

Opening Hours
Monday: ClosedTuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Summer Hours
Monday: ClosedTuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
Cellar door / shop
Yes - see more
Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
No
Restaurant
Yes - see more
Events / Weddings
Yes - see more
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Hemel-en-Aarde
Country
South Africa
Organic
No
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, SemillonCabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Shiraz
History & Geography
La Vierge is privately owned and has been producing wines of outstanding quality for more than 10 years. Acting as custodians of this little piece of paradise on the Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, we’ve produced wines that you won’t taste anywhere else. A few interesting snippets of information: The first vines were planted in some of the oldest virgin soil on Babylon Farm. Today 43.5 Ha of the farm is under vine and we produce approximately 100,000 bottles of wine, using half the grapes produced on the farm. The winery can process up to 300 tonnes and has a big barrel maturation facility. Cool temperatures, high rainfall and cool ocean breezes have allowed us to practice dryland farming... You understood that correctly; no irrigation is used. No irrigation means lower yield. But lower yield, in our case, results in a concentration of really big flavours. The Hemel-en-Aarde Region is superbly suited to the production of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
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