Located between vineyard rows, orchards of apples and pears with an amphitheater of the Kogelberg and Hottentots Holland mountain ranges, lies the home of Elgin Vintners.
WINES & WINE TASTING
Known for its award-winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Elgin Vintners produces some of the country’s most-loved cool climate wines. The climate, combined with the optimal terroir for producing quality grapes, makes this region every wine grower’s paradise. Rapidly gaining national and international acclaim for its top wines, the magic of Elgin Vintners is sure to captivate all the senses. With library shelves safekeeping a private collection of old Elgin Vintners vintages, guests can sip on the award-wining current releases, either on the sandstone terrace or relaxing under the cool shade of the ancient oak trees with views of the surrounding mountain ranges and vineyards of the region.
Marinda Kruger-Claassen, Elgin Vintners’ Business Manager and Winemaker, is no stranger to the wine industry and with extensive winemaking experience locally and abroad Marinda surely is a force to be reckoned with on the South African wine scene. Her formal qualifications include a MSc Viticulture and Oenology degree and she is currently working on her PhD in AgriSciences. Her post-graduate studies include wine marketing and wine evaluation courses, and she acts as wine judge at several local wine competitions.
RIDGELANDS MANOR GUESTHOUSE
The Ridgelands Manor House, built in 1927 and based on a Sir Herbert Baker design, has been converted into a 4-star Boutique Guest House and is the perfect hiding place for a tranquil weekend away from city life. This wonderful historic homestead has been renovated into a Victorian-style home and still boasts its original oak and hickory floorboards. Garden enthusiasts can enjoy meandering through the English-style garden and faithful hounds are welcome to join too. The swimming pool is open to all visitors to the farm and if you are planning on spending the day with a picnic on the lawn be sure to bring along tennis rackets or mountain bikes to experience the whole farm.
For those seeking an idyllic venue to host a wedding or function, Elgin Vintners is the perfect space for an intimate affair. With the natural surrounding beauty of this Elgin jewel your wedding day will surely showcase romance in every sense of the word. The Ridgelands Manor House offers luscious English-style gardens to set the scene. The large lawns, which provides ample space for a dance floor, can be transformed into a magical fairy-tale setting with festive lighting draped amongst the ancient oak trees. The venue is surrounded by an amphitheatre of mountains creating a spectacular ambience for you and your guests to celebrate the night away. The historic and charming Victorian Ridgelands Manor House can accommodate 10 guests, making it the perfect venue for bridal parties.
For more information about Elgin Vintners visit https://elginvintners.co.za
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