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.

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The cultivar selection consists of Sauvignon blanc, Merlot, Shiraz, Semillon, Nouvelle, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Viognier. Lomond has a very strong focus on sustainable farming and on preserving the abundant biodiversity of Lomond. Everything is done to reduce the impact of the vineyards on the surrounding land and particularly on the large storage dam on the farm as it also supplies water to surrounding communities. Organic interventions are used almost exclusively in the vineyards and farming is done in a way that gives maximum expression to the diversity of soil types and elevations while protecting the indigenous habitat.

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.

farm 215 Lomond Wine Estate wine tasting
farm 215 Lomond Wine Estate wine tasting