Broad Valley

Broad Valley

It’s hard not to fall in love with Broad Valley Farm. From the fynbos-clad Klein Rivier Mountains that rise behind it in the south, to the emerald patchwork of pastures and wheat fields that carpet the valley floor to the east and west, it’s a captivating corner of the Overberg.

Situated just 10 kilometres (as the crow flies) from Walker Bay, its location at the northern end of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley has gifted the farm with the perfect terroir for growing the classic Burgundian cultivars of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Planted on north-facing slopes the vineyards share the cool-climate qualities of the nearby Hemel-en-Aarde, with prevailing winds along the valley enhancing the maritime characteristics of the site. Shale and sandstone soils, with clay substrata, add both minerality and complexity to the wines.

While the vineyards take pride of place on the upper slopes of the farm, on the plains below the original homestead the family has also planted five hectares of olive orchards to produce the unique Broad Valley Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Planted with a blend of FS17, Frantoio and Coratina cultivars to ensure complexity in the oil, the groves are hand-harvested and cold-pressed on-site in a modern Oliomio press.

Located in the Klein Rivier Valley (off the R320), 16km SW of Caledon, and 20km NE of the R43 Hermanus /Hemel-en-Aarde junction.
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