OUR FARM

 
 


 

Paul and Nicky Wallace purchased their 25 hectare farm in September 2003 and immediately set out to create their own little piece of heaven. Paul is a viticultural consultant and here at last he could practise what he has advised and encouraged other farmers to do in their vineyards.

It has long been Paul's belief that the cool-climate region of Elgin, previously best known for its apples and pears, is one of the most exciting developing wine regions within the South African wine industry and indeed internationally.

The Golden Delicious and Granny Smith orchards have been replaced by plantings of Sauvignon Blanc, Malbec and Pinot Noir, changing the face of the farm entirely.
 
Whilst there are a total of 9.6 hectares planted, there remains arable land for a further six hectares to be planted. In the meantime while the choice of future of cultivar plantings is still hotly debated at the dinner table, cattle graze peacefully on the rolling pastures.
 
The whole family are very much involved in whatever vineyard activity needs to be done, from tipping vines, clearing alien vegetation as well as the training and trellising of young vines. The contribution of both Mark (recently graduated as a winemaker from Elsenberg Agricultural College, Stellenbosch) and Bobby (now enrolled at Elsenburg) is acknowledged on the farm signboard which they insisted bear their names!!
 
Paul and Nicky have recently completed some extensive renovations to their farm. One labourer's cottage has been converted into a charming tasting room which is open every Saturday from 10 am - 4pm. If there is rugby at Newlands they may close a tad early and head on through to watch the match. If the Province game is away you are welcome to watch it on the DsTV screen in their tasting room. The tasting is open any time during the week, Sundays or Public Holidays by prior arrangement.
  
They have also renovated some existing buildings into a home for themselves and after a 12 year journey are now proudly living on their own farm, in a home with unparalleled views, surrounded by vineyard, water and abundant bird life.    

 

 

   
Tel: +27 (0)21 848 9744   |   Fax: +27 (0)86 646 3694    |    Email: wallovale@mweb.co.za
Wallovale Vineyards, Farm #63, Highlands Road, Elgin, South Africa