Alvi's Drift Private Cellar

Worcester Wine & Olive Route

Accommodation, Wedding Venue, Busses Welcome, Open on Sundays, Outside Seating, Wheelchair Friendly, Conference and events Venue, Pet Friendly, Spa, Child Friendly, Restaurant, Tours & Experiences, Accommodation Available, Food Market

The eponymous family-owned private cellar is situated on the banks of the Breede River and has been owned and operated by the Van der Merwe family since 1928. The founder of the business was Albertus Viljoen "Alvi" van der Merwe. After Alvi builds a ford across the river, locals refer to the landmark as “Alvi’s Drift”. Alongside the 410ha of vines, the 7000ha property is home to a large dairy herd and facilities for the commercial packaging of milk, a cheese making facility, a piggery, citrus, stone fruit and fodder production.