Strandveld Vineyards is situated between Elim and Cape Agulhas (its vineyards cover 69 hectares) and is the southernmost winery on the continent of Africa. Constant gusts of wind off the Atlantic Ocean contribute to a relatively cooler climate as well as disease prevention and keeping the grapes dry. This allows for extended ripening periods resulting in low yields of intensely flavoured berries with good winemaking potential. The soils are shallow to medium deep duplex soils which, though relatively poor in nutrients, are rich in minerals and this contributes to the distinctive characteristics of Strandveld wines.
In 1488 Bartholomeu Diaz and his team of Portuguese sailors overcame tempestuous weather and rounded Africa’s southern tip to discover this corner of the continent. In 2001 a group of enthusiastic wine lovers turned to the original navigation maps to seek out potential new vineyard sites.
Adamastor, mythical sea god of wind and storms inspired the name of this flagship white Bordeaux-style blend of Sauvignon Blanc (53%)and Semillon (47%). Drink now to 2028.