OUR STORY
IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

a piece of land 90 hectares wide and four generations deep.

OUR FAMILY

A legacy of pioneers

OUR STORY

maps bloodlines and plot lines across a unique terroir:
where the soil speaks of heritage, home and superior wines.

DC CLASSIC

2013

An ultra-premium wine made as a tribute to the pioneering work of 2nd generation owner and winemaker, David Conradie van Velden.

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Overgaauw wine

TRIA CORDA

2014

Our flagship blend consists of “three hearts” of the Estate: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

MERLOT

2017

The Overgaauw Merlot 1982 was the maiden bottling of this cultivar in South Africa. To this day, it remains a classic expression of Merlot.

TOURIGA NACIONAL

2015

Still made from the original planting of Touriga Nacional in South Africa. A very accurate expression of this Portuguese cultivar.

SYLVANER

2016

Overgaauw remains the only producer of this Riesling family cultivar since 1971. One hectare of vines allows for a truly unique dry white wine experience.

ABRAHAM SAUVIGNON BLANC

2017

Overgaauw wine - port

CAPE VINTAGE

1998

Our Cape Vintage Port is made from 6 Portuguese cultivars, fortified with 3-year-old brandy spirits and matured for at least 20 years in the bottle before release. A truly remarkable wine.

THE SHED

The Overgaauw venue/hospitality area is the result of a continuous restoration project of the 116 year old buildings and “plaaswerf” on the historic Overgaauw Wine Estate.The different spaces presents very special and unique hospitality options which are hailed by all whom have been hosted on the Estate.

THE FAMILY

The metered strides of the first Van Velden winemaker laid out a legacy of family, heart and a respect for the land – a heritage trodden deep into the DNA of people and place, to be cemented and enriched by each generation that followed.

In the news

Overgaauw recently featured on PRONTUIT in a series about WineFarms, please click below to view.

SEGMENT 1: THE HISTORY OF WINE FARMS

Wine and wine farms are an important part of South African history and heritage. We visited a few of these farms that boast a long history of winemaking in the country.

SEGMENT 2: FAMILY FARMS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Big companies and international individuals increasingly invest in South African wine farms. Only a few wine farms in SA, that have been owned by local families for generations are still in local hands, we visited some of these farms.

SEGMENT 3: INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT

Worldwide the wine industry was built on family businesses. In South Africa, as in the rest of the world, this is changing. Prontuit looked into this phenomenon.