Cathedral Peak Wine Estate
We welcome you to Cathedral Peak Wine Estate in the Spectacular Central Drakensberg where we make wines with a clear sense of place.
In 2007, we decided to take our passion for farming and blend it with our passion for wine, and planted the first 2 ha with Pinotage and Merlot. As farmers, we understand that we are just custodians of the soil and as farmers, we are obliged the feed to soil and nurture what grows in it. Our deeply rooted beliefs compel us to allow our vines to grow with vigour in the fertile soil and to enhance this expression of energy in the wine. We knew that this philosophy would be the way to make wines of distinction as nothing less would do. Living in the shadow of the Central Drakensberg is a privilege and we say thank you by producing wines with a clear sense of place.
Come visit between 09h30 – 16h00 all week except Tuesdays. Weekend weddings may limit the venues where you can taste so please check the calendar before arrival.
OUR SELECT RANGE OF WINES
We single mindedly pursue the creation of Wines of Distinction. We do this with absolute commitment to follow the example of our forebears and the respect they showed for all forms of life, be it plant or animal.
“…Our vision is to capture the essence of the deep history of our unique location in the experience you have with our wines…”
The farm is in the middle of the fertile Winterton Valley. From your chair on veranda your view will flow over the vineyards in front of you down to the large dam. This is followed by 3 000ha of game farm where the sable roan and other magnificent creatures walk freely as they have done here for millennia. It is a tranquil scene that encourages thoughtful conversation.
“In life it is the blend that brings balance” – Dewit Jones
The late afternoon coolness is the signal to go down to the river. The orange colours of setting sun highlight the dramatic mountain to the west with the silhouette of Cathedral Peak a clear beacon to your gaze. The call of fish eagles and the smell of wildebeest completes the experience.
IN THE CELLAR
“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” – Andre Simon
Cathedral Peak Wine Estate is a unique venue created with the aim of making your dreams come true in the beautiful and majestic surroundings of the Drakensberg.
We offer a classic, yet rustic style wedding venue that brings a natural, earthy and simplistic style to a wedding.
The high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, wooden furniture all add to the charm of the beautiful surroundings. Wedding ceremonies can be held in our newly build Chapel or in the vineyars for an outside wedding service.
We have been chosen as Wedding Collection magazine’s Top 5 Venues – Check out the article here