Located behind the Hottentots Holland Mountains in an area that sits at an average altitude of 300m above sea, the gently rolling hills of Elgin could trick some Europeans into thinking they were in Tuscany. This region, historically known more for the production of deciduous fruit orchards and in particular apples (it is the largest area of production for apples in sub-saharanAfrica), has become synonymous with the growing of cooler climate grape varieties due to its long growing season.
Table Mountain Sandstone, cartref (coarse sand), kroonstad, tukulu and quartzite.
Elgin – Viognier Block V6C
2.87ha – 269m above sea – planted 2004 – clone VR1 – Rootstock 101-14