Elgin Winelands

The beautiful Elgin Valley is a high inland plateau, completely surrounded by mountains, just 70km from Cape Town. Elgin is positioned in a basin nestled among the Hottentots-Holland Mountains, which separates it from the famous Stellenbosch region.

The Elgin region is high altitude with the South-Easterly bringing a cooling interval to the vineyards.  It can also bring extensive cloud cover that gets restricted by the mountains blocking sunlight, thus reducing the overall temperature and slowing down ripening. The overall climate is cold and temperate with an average annual temperature of 13 degrees Celsius. This cool Elgin Valley climate is the perfect balance for successful vineyards.

Aromatic varieties such as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay feel most at home in this cool climate and produce wines with highly expressive fruit and character.

KEY FACTS
Area: 70km from Cape Town
Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Known for: Average annual temperature of 13 degrees Celsius
THE REGION
Area: Nestled in the Hottentots-Holland Mountains
Varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Known for: Highly expressive fruit and character
WINERIES
Elgin Vintners