Sneak peek of new beginnings at 54/800 – Wolvendrift, Robertson

Wine farm 54 of 800 is Wolvendrift wines in the Robertson Wine Valley who are about to release a new range of wines called KLUE.

The farm was bought by Michael Klue in 1903. Today, it is owned by the 4th generation son, Jan Klue.

Meet Jan Klue, the Wine maker. He is on a journey to refresh the brand and introduce a new label to the range called “Klue” in honor of his family name and great grandfather, Michael Klue.

ACTIVITIES and OTHER AMENITIES: 

  • Wine Tasting – strictly by appointment only & is exclusive with the Wine maker, Jan Klue.
  • Cellar tour – strictly by appointment only

BOOKINGS: Bookings are essential. Please inquire online here:  wolvendriftwines@gmail.com
WHEN TO GO:  Summer or Winter. It is particularly nice to sit in the cold cellar on a super hot day.
SERVICE: All tastings are exclusive with the wine maker and owner himself.
CHILD/PET FRIENDLY? No
LARGER OR SMALL GROUPS? Smaller groups of around 2-4 people are perfect.
LOCATION: About a 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town in, Bonnievale. Google Map
OTHER RATINGS:  There are currently no listings for this farm on Trip Advisor.

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Here is my experience:

It is a private cellar so we were expected to arrive and were welcomed with a friendly smile.

It was a scorching hot 42 degree c day.That is why I was really pleased to be tasting in a cold cellar.

I tasted three wines:

  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Shiraz

As you can see, they are not even labelled yet! The wines show good potential.

 

The Shiraz was still maturing in the barrel 🙂 It was super smooth and the colour was outstanding. Full bodies and almost purple in colour.  A full bodied wine with subtle hints of spice as an aftertaste.

After the wine tasting, Jan took us on a tour of the old cellar. These are old concrete vats which his great grandfather built.

 

This is the other tasting room up top which is very small and intimate.

I tasted the Wolvendrift Muscadel which was super sweet and tasty!  A pinkish, red colour with a natural sweet taste of raisins and honey.

The farm is oh so country and I really loved this tractor too.

 

So which farm will be next? 🙂

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