Overgaauw – true to our roots.
Our winemaking approach.
Wine that’s true to its roots means a respect for land and legacy – as our winemaker David van Velden describes it: “At Overgaauw, our enduring focus is to express a sense of place in all our wines… This is what our unique terroir deserves – and I imagine it’s what the three generations before me expect as well.”
A respect for the land means we make wines best suited to our exceptional terroir – a respect itself handed down from generation to generation. Third-generation Braam van Velden initiated extensive soil mapping on the farm during the 1970s, and we continue to upgrade the vineyards and engage meticulous viticulture practises to ensure the highest quality fruit the site and vintage has to offer. In the cellar, our focus is on retaining as much of the varietal’s unique Overgaauw character as possible – with no quick fixes or cheap tricks, and a judicious use of wood.