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About us - old

Our vision is to produce the best wines that reflect the complexity, richness and diversity of Gabriëlskloof's unique terroir. We strive to do this in the most environmentally friendly way possible, showing respect for our region's biodiversity at all times.

We are committed to the integrated production of wine through:
1. Being a proud WWF Conservation Champion farm.
2. Capturing our terroir by planting each grape variety in the most suitable soil and location.
3. Keeping use of insecticides, weed killers and fertiliser to a minimum.
4. Ensuring our farming is ethical, including playing a significant role in the upliftment of the community.

Our story
Gabriëlskloof is the realisation of a dream for South African Bernhard Heyns, who searched for several years to find the unique piece of land that would 'root him to the spot'.

Local farmer Barry Anderson had heard about Bernhard’s mission and arranged to meet him on a windy summer’s day in 2001 at a farm called "Avontuur" on the outskirts of Botrivier. Both immediately recognised the potential of this piece of land (at the time covered with wheat and canola, and home to a few wandering sheep) and soon after, Bernhard bought what is today Gabriëlskloof.