Elgin is one of the Cape's coolest viticultural areas with an average temperature of 20°C during the month of February. Our Elgin vineyards produce outstanding Chardonnay, Shiraz and Sauvignon Blanc. A mere 10km from the ocean, this valley benefits from cold winters with abundant rainfall, followed by cool South Easterly sea breezes in the summer. The cool summers allow for a longer ripening period which produces grapes with concentration, fruit intensity and elegant tannins. The soils range from white mineral sandstone and quartz soils known as table mountain sandstone to deep red clay soils from the parent rocks of kouebokkeveld shale and koffieklip. The vines are trellised to a 7 wire Perold system helping with shoot positioning for optimal sun utilisation. Average altitude 300 metres.