Please refer to the relative line's departure point and timetable to see this estate's position on the Hop-on Hop-off route.
The farm, originally a plum farm, was purchased by Gael & John Nel in 1990. The plums were immediately ripped up and planted to vines. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot were the preferred cultivars. Our first vintage was in 1995 - largely made for friends and family, followed by the first commercial vintage in 1996. A decision was made at that time to produce wines in a 500ml bottle as a unique selling point. After much abuse from my fellow winemakers, we relented, and started producing in "grown up " bottles.
Production was about 2000 cases of 6 and things went rather well. Shortly thereafter we were able to rent some land from a neighbour on a 20-year lease planting Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and a bit more Merlot. We had wonderful success with the wine produced from that piece of land. The lease has expired, and we are now back to our roots, and will produce a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend, and perhaps a single variety Merlot on a small scale. We are very excited to be back to our "small producer “status. Our tasting room is often a riot, most of our clients being friends of friends of friends, and our overseas market sees many repeat visitors.
We export about 50% of our production to Germany, USA, UK, Netherlands and occasionally Switzerland. Our latest wines include a Sparkling Shiraz MCC, as well as a pink MCC using Port varieties (not the standard South African cultivars)
A truly personal wine tasting experience from the people who hand-craft the wines. Walk through the white rose garden, explore their little cellar - but most importantly, settle down in the tasting room with Giscard or Johnny (sometimes both!), who will tell you about the stories behind the wines and help you discover your favourite! Camberley is open for tastings - both walk-in and pre-booked appointments are welcomed. This is a father-Son run business and the farm is only around 5 acres of land. Here, you will find that quality is superior to quantity. Enjoy some delicious platters paired with the beautiful view.