Jeremy and Leigh Ord’s acclaimed estate – Waterford, lies in the Blaauwklippen Valley at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain – a prime location where there is influence both from Stellenbosch’s warmer climate and the cold Atlantic a few kilometres away. The farm’s diverse plantings are supplemented by vines in Elgin, amongst others. The name Waterford is a combination of the Ord surname as well as the waterfalls from the mountains that surround the estate (WATERF + ORD). The idea was given by the oldest daughter, Ashleigh Ord. Only half of the total 120 hectares of land is planted with vines in order to preserve and protect the natural fauna and flora there.
Cabernet Sauvignon is the leading varietal on Waterford Estate, thanks to the optimal terroir found on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain. The region is known to produce Cabernet Sauvignon characterised by earthy aromatics, well-textured tannins and fresh finishes. These are some of the factors that contribute towards the area being renowned and distinguished for the longevity of its wines.