Elgin Valley Wine Route
Oak Valley Estate was founded in 1898 by Sir Antonie Viljoen, whose accomplishments include the establishment of the first commercial apple orchards in the Elgin Valley. He also established the farm's wine grape production. The cellar was built in 1907, but the wine sold as bulk. The quota system forced a decline of the wine business under his descendants until the 1980s when Oak Valley was chosen for state-sponsored testing of new cultivars. The project ended in 1992, but Oak Valley expanded its vineyard project and continued to sell grapes until 2002 when it established its own label. It has been farmed by Anthony Rawbone-Viljoen since 1973.
White and Dessert Wines
Chardonnay, White Blend, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
$$ moderately priced
1902 is a beautiful 1-bedroom self-catering historic farm cottage with a downstairs open plan kitchen, large fireplace, lounge, and braai area. One large loft, King bedroom (all linen supplied) and en suite bathroom.
The Pool Room by Chef Gordon Manual uses locally grown produce, from the farm where possible, to offer an authentic farm-to-fork experience. The free-range meats are sourced from Oak Valley, along with fresh vegetables and herbs all served with our wines. Diners overlook a turquoise pool in a lush open garden with views through the oaks onto the Groenlandberg Mountain
Mountain Biking Trails
Grounds: Picnic Area