THE EXPERIENCE : WINE TASTING
The Cape Agulhas Wine Region is the newest wine region in South Africa. Farm 215’s neighbor Lomond Wine Estate is the wine-growing pioneer in this region.
Farm 215 is the wine tasting venue of Lomond Wine Estate (by appointment).
Lomond Wine Estate, with its unique Southerly position is ideally situated to be cooled by sea breezes in the summer months, ensuring the best environment for its boutique selection of grape varietals. Lomond, as is farm 215, is part of the the Walkerbay Fynbos Conservancy. Lomond focuses on sustainability and the preservation of biodiversity on the farm. Where possible, organic and natural farming methods are applied to produce unique wines which are a true reflection of their environment.
Lomond’s geological formation is unique. The soils are mostly of sandstone and shale origins with the intrusion of granite in sections creating lean, gravelly soils. This marked diversity of soil types – 18 different soil types were identified- combined with the farm’s location, allow for the production of superb single-vineyard wines from individual vineyard blocks.
About 200 hectare of Lomond’s land has been set aside for conservation. Lomond was one of the earliest members of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative (BWI), acknowledged for protecting the environment and conserving the indigenous habitat.
The other wine farms within the Cape Agulhas appellation of origin are Black oystercatcher, Strandveld, The Berrio and Zoetendal. In the other direction from farm 215, there are the Stanford and Klein River ward wines : Stanford Hills, Raka and Boschendal. A further drive leads to the Hemel en Aarde Valley with numerous vineyards.