Nestled in the Agterkliphoogte Valley lies Windfall, a small boutique wine farm and one of South Africa’s best kept secrets. Windfall took its name from South African cricketing legend, Eddie Barlow, who noticed the mist cascading down the surrounding mountains of Robertson, or “The Valley of Wine and Roses” as it’s come to be known.
Eddie Barlow bought Windfall as Spesbona from Phillip Lourens and later sold it to prominent KZN property developer, Robert Alexander, who has rejuvenated Windfall by restoring dams, replanting vineyards, unearthing new boreholes and establishing Windfall’s boutique cellar. Kobus van der Merwe brings a wealth of experience to his role as winemaker on Windfall with 30 years in the industry, complemented by his passion for winemaking, his zeal for excellence and his determination to discover new, elegant tastes.
The wine we recently tasted was the Windfall Pinot Noir 2017. Kobus van der Merwe’s notes read “a medium bodied wine which has floral notes with hints of Fynbos on the nose which follows through onto the palate. Ripe red berries fill the mouth with a lingering finish that will not disappoint. Versatile, but best enjoyed with cheese platters, seafood, soups or Italian pasta dishes.”
It is a beautiful translucent cherry red, echoing the cherries on the palate.
Other Windfall Wines of note are the Windfall Mendola MCC 2015, a Blanc de Blanc bubbly, and the Windfall Kibali 2014, a bold blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache – a truly unique wine for a unique occasion.
Windfall Guest Cottages nestled amongst vineyards and surrounded by majestic mountains makes for the perfect country getaway with your loved ones. Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and venture off the beaten track to recharge your batteries and reconnect with nature.
The farm has five guest cottages, each with unique features. The cottages are fitted with a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, private bathrooms and outdoor braai areas. The cottages overlook the dam and have a backdrop of the Agterkliphoogte mountain range. There is also a swimming pool as well as ample parking.
Information from Hot Oven Marketing
Read more about Windfall Wines – www.windfallwine.co.za