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Eikenhof Wines



Posted on 26 January 2016
Known for their apples and poultry, this 350-hectare farm has 15 hectares under vine and the grapes are supplied to Elgin Vintners and Winters Drift. Eikenhof’s greatest asset is a 55-hectare fynbos reserve that borders the Groenlandberg Nature Reserve
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Caring for the environment has been a longstanding principle at Eikenhof. Well-known for their apples and poultry, this 350-hectare farm outside Grabouw also has 15 hectares under vine and the grapes are supplied to Elgin Vintners and Winters Drift.

The farm is a member of the Groenlandberg Conservancy and of the Green Mountain Eco Route. There is an ongoing project to remove alien vegetation on the property, especially on the banks of the Palmiet River and the Eikenhof dam. Eikenhof’s greatest natural asset is a 55-hectare fynbos reserve that borders onto the Groenlandberg Nature Reserve.

Following a fire in 1984, approximately 2,000 seedlings were planted back into this fynbos area and in the three kloofs on the farm, and more than 50 species of indigenous trees have been planted to cover over three hectares.

Area conserved: 70 ha

Location: Elgin

Membership date: 26 February 2010
Known for their apples and poultry, this 350-hectare farm has 15 hectares under vine and the grapes are supplied to Elgin Vintners and Winters Drift. Eikenhof’s greatest asset is a 55-hectare fynbos reserve that borders the Groenlandberg Nature Reserve
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