At the southernmost tip of South Africa, where sharks swim in the water and boats struggle to find their bearings, lies the Lomond Winery near Gansbaai.
Lomond - wine from the southernmost tip of South Africa
It is named after Ben Lomond, a mountain of great geological interest that borders directly on the estate. Opened in 2004, the winery is surrounded by a very special climate, namely that of mighty oceans that meet at Cap Agulhas. The summer is characterised by persistently cool and salty south-westerly and south-easterly winds, which ensure that the grapes ripen slowly and thus gain in complexity and character. Together with the multi-layered soils, the Lomond Winery offers the winegrowers countless possibilities to press wines according to the local nature - wild.
Lomond wines with sea view
The location of the Lomond Winery was carefully chosen by founder Wayne Gabb. The South African wine region Elim in the north, the ocean in the south, which has the greatest influence on the grape varieties with winds of 20 to 40 km/h. Lomond is in the middle of the coolest wine growing region in South Africa. The approximately 800 hectares of farmland surrounding the Lomond estate are undermined by 18 different types of soil, including sandstone, slate, granite, gravel and clay. Draughty ocean winds for intense flavours, plots of up to 20 metres in size with diverse soils for complexity in the wine. Each site is individually managed, allowing each vine to develop to its full potential and giving each wine its own unique character.
Flora, fauna and grape variety
Lomond is home to a unique flora and fauna, including the fynbos plant, whose protection is a major concern of the winery. As a member of the Walker Bay Fynbos Conservancy and the Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, Lomond Farm is actively involved in nature conservation and has created a new habitat for all kinds of birds by building an artificial lake - but there are probably no ostriches anymore. Since 1999, numerous grape varieties have been added to the flora at Cap Agulhas, which reach full maturity at the cool and southern tip of Africa:
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Nouvelle (crossing between Sémillon and Courchen Blanc)
- Chenin Blanc
The Lomond Farm - more than wine
In addition to viticulture on potentially 400 hectares of vineyards and the winery, the farmland of Lomond offers another 400 hectares of farmland. In addition, there is a tasting room, a restaurant and opportunities to combine unique ambience with wine enjoyment in the ancient Milkwood forest. Cap Agulhas is generally considered a tourist area, with cycle routes over the Ben Lomond, active harbour life and shark diving. Contrary to the common belief that the Cape of Good Hope is the southernmost point of Africa, in reality Cap Agulhas is located further south and has a magical attraction by this alone. The wild climate, the extraordinary nature, the rough sea - all this can be found in the wine of Lomond.
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