Overgaauw Wine Estate - A Legacy of Pioneers | Stellenbosch

ULTIMATELY IT ISN’T GREATNESS WE MUST
PROTECT, IT IS UNIQUENESS.

Preserve the unique and greatness will take care of itself”

Terry Theise - Reading between the Wines

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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 WINES

OUR STORY IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

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

BUY OUR WINES

OUR STORY IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

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

BUY OUR WINES

OUR STORY IS WRITTEN IN RICH SOIL

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

BUY OUR WINES

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

We stay 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.

In the news

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

A SERIES OF VERTICAL TASTINGS

Overgaauw wine estate is proud to announce a series of vertical tastings, showcasing legendary wines from the Overgaauw library back to the early 1980s. Current custodian and winemaker, David van Velden will guide you through historic vintages and vinous highlights across two generations.

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.