Ghost Corner wines are inspired by the treacherous coastal area around Cape Agulhas, at the southernmost tip of the Cape winelands known as ‘Spookdraai’ (Afrikaans for Ghost Corner). More than 130 ships were wrecked in these waters where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet and where compass readings show no deviation between magnetic and true north which made navigation just about impossible on dark and stormy nights. Local folklore claims that the ghosts of sailors who perished through the years can be seen wandering through the wild waters.
Just inland from this dramatic coastline, in the Elim Ward, lie the vineyards where David Niewoudt (of Cederberg Wines) is making the most of excellent growing conditions, cooling southeasterly breezes and extreme climate. The deep lime-rich soil with plentiful slate and gravel deposits give rise to the exceptional Ghost Corner wines – Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Wild Ferment Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and The Bowline. A range of wines that linger on the palate, evoking a sense of mysteries past.