Upland Estate

Organic farm, winery and distillery, open by appointment

About the winery
Upland Organic Estate is a small fruit and wine farm situated against the majestic Hawequa mountains near Wellington. Edmund and Elsie Oettlé produce a small amount of high quality red wine, grappa and brandy, as well as olives, olive oil and nuts. The farm is run according to organic farming principles, to ensure the continued health of both the environment and the consumers of our products. Organic farming makes use of natural fertilizers and pest control, and is sustainable in the long term. Vigorous, healthy plants are better able to withstand disease, and the quality of the product is likewise higher. However, these gains are offset by lower yields. On Upland Estate, organic farming techniques have been implemented for the past 25 years, and the farm is internationally certified with Ecocert. A dramatic improvement in soil and crop quality has been evident, as well as a significant reduction in soil erosion. However, it is the quality of our products that speak for themselves.

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Western Cape

Opening Hours
Monday: 08:00 - 17:00Tuesday: 08:00 - 17:00Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00Friday: 08:00 - 17:00Saturday: 08:00 - 13:00Sunday: Closed
Cellar door / shop
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Events / Weddings
English, German
Children friendly
Western Cape
South Africa
Wines produced
Cabernet sauvignon, Earthsong Methode Cap Classique, Intuition, Tandem Cape Ruby Fort., Cape Tawny Fort., Brandy, Grape Husk spirit, Rakia white spirit
Grape varieties
Chenin BlancCabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir
History & Geography
We have been farming for 30 years on an 18th Century farm along the Spruit River outside Wellington. The wines are exceptionally full bodied, bursting with fruity flavours, and are deeply coloured. Each vintage varies according to the gifts and constraints of the season. In the cellar, the wine is allowed to develop and display its uniqueness, and to express itself to the utmost. Thus no two vintages are the same, but each has its own secrets and delights. Careful maturing for up to 3 years in small French oak barrels ensures a well-balanced wine, able to mature for many years, and yet accessible for immediate drinking. The wines are best enjoyed with a full-flavoured meal.
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