Doolhof Wine Estate, Wellington

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The valley in which Doolhof lies is blessed with unique and varied terroirs. The microclimates, growing conditions, and soil types make it ideal for growing wine grapes.

The Estate lies between Bain’s Kloof and the Groenberg Mountain Range. The result is soils that are finer, more balanced and deeper than in the surrounding countryside with clay content evenly distributed. A combination of Malmesbury shale, homogenous Glenrosa, and Clovelly soils ensure that the roots are able to descend to four meters or beyond.

While Doolhof has more than adequate irrigation, natural water retention is also very good, without any sign of permanent dampness. While the shape and exposure (topography) of the various parts of the Doolhof Estate allow for several distinct microclimates, generally, Doolhof experiences cooler winters and moderate summers compared with the Wellington norm.

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