Raka Wines

Family owned wine farm in the Kleinrivier Mountains, Africa's southernmost mountian range

About the winery
This wine was named after Raka, the beloved fishing boat of Piet Dreyer, proprietor of Raka wines. For more than three decades Piet has plied the seas of the southern ocean in search of the finest catch. The same passion has found home at Raka, where the Dreyer family now pursue the earth's bountry for the creation of fine wines. With the rich blessing of earth and elements, the help of a dedicated workforce, the enthusiasm of winemaker Josef Dreyer and the advantages of a modern gravity flow cellar, Piet Dreyer produces his award-winning Raka wines.

Learn more about Raka Wines and their facilities at:

http://www.rakawine.co.za/

Location

Stanford, Overberg, Western Cape

Opening Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00Friday: 09:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00Sunday: Closed
Summer Hours
Monday: 09:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 09:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 09:00 - 17:00Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00Friday: 09:00 - 17:00Saturday: 10:00 - 15:00Sunday: Closed
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Cellar door / shop
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Accommodation
No
Tastings
Yes - see more
Tours
No
Restaurant
No
Events / Weddings
No
Languages
English
Children friendly
No
Region
Stanford, Overberg, Western Cape
Country
South Africa
Organic
No
Wines produced
RAKA Quinary (Bordeaux blend), RAKA Spliced (easy drinking red blend), RAKA Biography Shiraz, RAKA Sauvignon Blanc, RAKA Rose, RAKA Pinotage, RAKA Sangiovese, RAKA Barrel Select Merlot, RAKA Figurehead (Cape Blend), RAKA Cabernet Sauvignon, RAKA Cabernet Franc, RAKA Petit Verdot, RAKA Malbec, RAKA Five Maidens, Erica Shiraz, Erica Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape varieties
Sauvignon BlancCabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Pinotage, Sangiovese, Shiraz
History & Geography
About our farm: The Dreyer Family bought the farm, Remhoogte south east of Hermanus in the Akkedisberg area in 1982. Piet Dreyer was doing commercial fishing at the time. They ran livestock and later planted citrus trees. Piet’s wife and children tended the farm in his absence. During 1999 the Dreyers planted 10 hectares Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. Since then a few hectares were added every year, and the 68 hectares on the farm at present, includes plantings of Pinotage, Sangiovese, Viognier, Mourvedre, Petit Verdot and also larger plantings of Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc, making the farm self-sufficient as far as varieties needed for the different blends are concerned. The farm is 17 kilometres from Stanford in a glen in the Kleinrivier Mountains, where the Klein River flows through. The Kleinrivier Mountains is the southernmost mountain range in Africa and its slopes provide a variety of aspects and soil types. The farm’s proximity to the sea ensure
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