Waverley Hills is best known for producing organic wines with a unique style, extremely smooth with soft ripe tannins and robust fynbos characteristic. We also produce olives in brine, dried olives and a small amount of olive oil.
The Estate is situated between Tulbagh and Ceres, close to Wolseley, South Africa, at the foothills of the breathtaking Witzenberg Mountain Range. The fertile, yellow clay terrain is impregnated with river stones, resulting in well-drained soils with excellent water holding capacity. All the vineyards are irrigated with pure spring water and are located on a natural watershed area. The area is renowned for its diverse fynbos (indigenous flora), giving our wines a unique herbaceous characteristic.
We fertilise with composts and manures. We use cover crops, such as vetch and legumes, for soil improvement and as host plants for beneficial insects. We also allow some indigenous vegetation to grow in close proximity to the vines. These areas provide food and a natural habitat for the indigenous fauna to flourish, adding a healthy diversity to our vineyard’s eco-system.
The phrase ‘organic vineyard’ conjures up a harmonious picture of green, trellised vines; their leaves combed by beneficial insects hunting for pests, the skies patrolled by hawks and owls looking for tasty rodents; field workers safe from toxic chemicals, and wines pure and delicious - and this is what we aspire to achieve.