Originally from Scotland, the Wilson family hail from three generations of Cape winemakers, having grown up on their grandmother’s Rust en Vrede vineyard in the 1950’s and 60’s.
Gavin and Ewen’s dedication to excellence is reflected in their authentic and traditionalist approach to Burgundian-style winemaking and their choice of winemaker, world renowned Master of Wine, Richard Kershaw.
Due to Elgin’s proximity to the cold Atlantic Ocean and high altitude, the valley’s cool environment makes it the ideal home for varietals such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rose and Riesling and permits a predominantly non-interventionist approach to wine making. Working in harmony with nature, our grapes are harvested by hand at the optimal moment for full flavours before being transported are a short distance to the local Valley Green winery. Handled as minimally as possible, the integrity of the fruit and its clonal characteristics are maintained, allowing Richard to craft elegant and exquisitely complex wines that reflect the unique climate and terroir of Lothian’s vineyards.