Olifants River Wine Tasting Tours
In the Olifants River Valley you will find a handful of smaller boutique vineyards stretching from Citrusdal all the way to most westerly wine producing area of Lutzville. Lutzville is also the largest cellar along with Westcorp. The other friendly West Coast towns making up this area include Eland’s Bay, Lambert’s Bay, Vredendal, and Clan William. You will find many interesting items for sale in the cellar shops like natural grape seed oil and verjuice.
The climate in the Olifants River Valley is highly conducive to grape growing because it combines a mild climate with cool south easterly breezes, daily sun, and morning mists. Here you will also find fertile loam or clay soil rich in nutrients.
The Best Olifants River Wines
In the prime conditions you will find cultivars of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot, and Pinotage. Many of these vines are still young and have not matured to their full potential just yet. You are able to make bookings at the boutiques wineries and enjoy various tasting sessions and tours.