Ormonde in a Nutshell
Ormonde produces a premium selection of wines, ranging from the flagship Heritage collection, the Barrel Selected- , the elegant Ondine range and the Single vineyard “Chip off the old Block” range.
The Estate prides itself in consistently producing award-winning wines. And many accolades, such as Old Mutual trophies, Michelangelo platinum and Veritas double gold awards dress the walls of the old stable building renovated into an elegant tasting room.
Offering a variety of hand-crafted wines, the Estate showcases the diversity of terroir capturing the signature qualities of careful selection and prime positioning of vineyards, a mere 4 km from the Atlantic Ocean. Our vines are planted at altitudes between 200m and 350m above sea level, ensuring ideal conditions for preserving flavour and acidity in the estate’s white wines, but also helps to moderate summer temperatures, thereby extending the growing season and producing red wines of depth and intensity.
Grapes are carefully handpicked, ensuring that only the best grapes are used in the modern gravity-based cellar. Manual plunging and gentle pump over actions of up to four times a day are rewarded in wines of soft rounded tannins and rich colour. The emphasis is placed on preserving the primary varietal character, allowing the terroir to express itself in every bottle.
For guests visiting the Estate, the enchanting character of the original homestead and beautiful, serene gardens invites one to relax and feel at home. Wine tasting experiences can also be extended to private Chocolate & Wine Pairings presented in The Vinotique where one will find a rare collection of past vintages treasured for Museum Class trophies.
The rolling lawns and shaded trees offer comfortable, spacious seating and family enjoyment with Cheese & Charcuterie platters loaded with local produce on offer, and our Kiddies Pairing platters will entice young visitors with their own special treat.
Booking for pairings and platters are advisable.
Small berries big taste! The Swartland wine region of the Western Cape encompasses a uniquely diverse topographic area, with a myriad of microclimates, soils and sites which give rise to wines of full flavour and complexity.
Our premium, single varietal ranges are produced exclusively from characterful bush vines grown in the heart of the Swartland, yielding wines of distinctive depth and concentration. Discover the true character and complexity of each variety and the story of its terroir as the wine develops in your glass.
Vrede en Lust is nestled at the foothills of the Simonsberg in South Africa’s most celebrated Franschhoek wine valley. The history of the farm dates back to 1688 and discloses a story of vision, passion and pride. Vrede en Lust is a family owned and managed wine estate.
We offer award-winning boutique wines renowned for their outstanding balance, elegance and reflection of terroir. These wines originate from our vineyards in the Paarl, Simonsberg-Paarl and Elgin areas.
In our tasting room you will taste some of the best wines in South Africa whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the Simonsberg-Paarl mountains. Our professional and knowledgeable tasting room ambassadors, better known as the Red Ladies, will guide you through our range of wines.
Vrede en Lust was also the home of the movie, “Semi-Soet”, so come and experience everything and more that you have seen on the television. Vrede en Lust, passionate for more than 300-years.