Contreberg was established in the early 1800’s by the Dutch East India Company to support passing trade with fresh meat and produce. The farm has been in the Pretorius Versfeld family for most of the last century and currently stretches 352 ha. Wine grape production was started at the end of the decade, in the 90’s, when the first Sauvignon Blanc Bush vines were planted on the farm. Various animals still roam the farm against a magnificent display of wildflowers during springtime.
Today the grape production stretches 46 ha and includes 7.5 hectares of new clone Sauvignon Blanc established in 2019 to compliment the existing Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. We pride ourselves in taking care of mother earth and protect the soils through sustainable agricultural practices. Forged between the granite soils of Darling Hills and the cool Atlantic sea-breeze, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is harvested between January and March.
OUR FARM WORKERS
Our farm workers alongside their families, form the backbone of the farms success. They are actively engaging in skill development and learning opportunities in order to constantly strive to improve the farm and its well-being.
Il de France sheep and Angus cows freely roam the fields of Contreberg as part of our diversification and regenerative agricultural practices.