OUR STORY IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

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

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OUR FAMILY

A legacy of pioneers.

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OUR STORY IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

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

BUY OUR WINESBOOK A WINE TASTING

OUR STORY IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

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

BUY OUR WINESBOOK A WINE TASTING

OUR STORY IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

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

BUY OUR WINESBOOK A WINE TASTING

OUR STORY IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

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

BUY OUR WINESBOOK A WINE TASTING

OUR STORY IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

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

BUY OUR WINESBOOK A WINE TASTING

Overgaauw – true to our roots.

Wine that is true to its roots means a deep respect for terroir.

And at Overgaauw, it also means a deep respect for heritage – a heritage of winemaking pioneers. The Van Veldens have been innovators from the very start, which gives us a few industry firsts to boast of: We were one of the first Cape farms to use small, new French oak barrels for the maturation of red wines. We produced South Africa’s first Bordeaux blend, our beloved Tria Corda, in 1979. And in the early 80s we were the first South African estate to bottle a single-varietal Merlot (an unusual endeavour at the time). We like to think that these accomplishments weren’t just for our own satisfaction, but made a significant impact on the country’s wine industry.

CELLAR DOOR

The truth of our wine is in the tasting – it needs to be experienced, not just described. Our wine is meant to be sipped and savoured, shared and enjoyed in good company.

HERITAGE AND FAMILY

Everything Overgaauw is true to our roots. The first Van Velden to make wine at Overgaauw was Abraham, who founded the farm in 1905 and built his wine cellar four years later.

THE SHED

At our beautiful heritage venue, celebrations take place in true Overgaauw style. It’s a style of hosting and serving that mixes both history and modernity in an understated elegance.