Cottages and Functions

Wildekrans cottages have had a busy year and has played host to a variety of visitors. Families came to visit and experienced a peaceful get-away whilst enjoying the wide-open spaces, walks, mountain biking, horse riding and swimming facilities available on the estate.

Harvest Report - November 2012

The past year has been one where Mother Nature tested our abilities and belief. Cold conditions during winter resulted in good and even bud burst with vineyard monitoring taking place on a regular basis, healthy growth was present. The heat wave in the first week of January this year was a big surprise and thank goodness all our vineyards are under irrigation system and short pulse irrigation combined with green bunch harvesting led to good juice quality. Higher than usual cool Atlantic sea winds resulted in smaller berries and thicker skins this year.

Estate Background

Under the new ownership of the Harlow Family, Wildekrans Wine Estate has seen increased investment in the land, personnel and their processes as part of a goal to create one of South Africas top wines. This ambitious aim is already seeing success as Wildekrans has won more awards in the last four years than in the 12 prior to the Harlow, Levys and Varejes partnership taking ownership. In 2012, Wildekrans was named Top Wine Estate in South Africa at the prestigious Novare SA Terrior Awards, a show that rewards consistency across all wines entered.