Oldenburg Vineyards

Our unique location with its confluence of 8 Natural Elements, creates distinctive terroir, allowing us to make wines that truly reflect their origins

About the winery
A number of years ago before deciding to start Oldenburg, Adrian Vanderspuy commissioned various technical studies to ascertain the wine growing potential of the terroir found on the farm. The various studies examined the soils, the sunlight intensity, rainfall, temperatures, amongst other things, with significant detailed analysis put into each of these variables at about 50 different sites on the farm. The result pointed to something very exciting – without any doubt, the terroir at Oldenburg was quite unique, with great potential for producing the highest quality wines. The findings matched what he already intuitively knew; there was always something very special about this particular place. He recalls a childhood memory of eating a pear, grown where our Chenin Blanc is now located. This pear tasted like the best pear, ever – fresh, sweet, juicy, crisp - but soft fruit, just perfect! It may seem obvious that great wines come from impeccable fruit!

Learn more about Oldenburg Vineyards and their facilities at:

http://www.oldenburgvineyards.com

Location

Banghoek Valley, Stellenbosch

Opening Hours
Monday: 10:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00Friday: 10:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00Sunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
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Tastings
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Tours
No
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English, German
Children friendly
No
Region
Banghoek Valley, Stellenbosch
Country
South Africa
Organic
No
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, ViognierCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Syrah
History & Geography
With the combined knowledge of the exhaustive technical study, intuitive thoughts, and various memories, it was time to buy the farm and begin the journey and discovery of what was really achievable. In April 2003 they bought the farm Oldenburg, and the adventure began! In 2007, after replanting the entire farm, when tasting the still-fermenting Cabernet Franc, it was clear that there was indeed something quite special happening in our vineyards. We are situated in a hanging valley with an elevation ranging from 300m to 410m, which creates a naturally cooler site. Added to this we have a mountain amphitheatre surrounding us. This plays an important role in bringing cooler air after sunset to our vineyards. Our belief is that the geographic phenomena, our perfectly round hill – Rondekop - the Eighth Element - unites and combines with the other Seven Elements to create quintessential wine-producing conditions.
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