Cool Climate Elgin Wine

Join us for a wine tasting on the farm open 7 days a week between 10h00 – 17h00.

For groups larger than 10 and food pairing options, please pre book by contacting us on

Originally a under utilised apple and pear farm known as Jan Niemandsbosch, our vineyards were planted after extensive research conducted by leading viticulture consultants. Taking into consideration soil types; the micro climate of this the drier, eastern part of the valley; and the general terroir associated with cool climate vineyards – preferential noble varietals were recommended for the various slopes on the farm. In preparation, vineyards were meticulously primed with nutrient additions; deep soil penetration for ease of vine growth; and directional trellising systems built to suit the different varietals. Plant material was selected from specialised nurseries and planting took place over a period of five years.

The Elgin Valley is surrounded by the Kogelberg Biosphere, spread over three mountain ranges and home to the world’s richest flora and fauna kingdom. Situated 10km from the cold southern Atlantic Ocean, cool south easterly winds help keep daytime temperatures down, while an altitude of 300m – 550m above sea level means that nights are cool even in mid-summer. This diurnal temperature variation slows down the ripening process, allowing grapes to be harvested later in the season.

This means all South Hill wines benefit from high fruit flavor development, take advantage of their natural fresh acidity and with as little cellar intervention as possible, ensure they retain a natural balance whilst maintaining the integrity of the Elgin cool climate terroir.

Taking exceptional care of the wine making craft from vine to wine, is Sean Skibbe winemaker at South Hill Vineyards since our maiden vintage of 2006. Passion, dedication and attention to detail are among the key qualities Sean brings to our wines.

Together with top viticulture consultant Kevin Watt, vineyard manager Koot Niemand and our dedicated vineyard team, meticulous attention to our vines on-going maintenance programme is given to ensure they are keep in optimum condition throughout the growing season.

The South Hill grape harvest currently constitutes a large proportion of the farms total grape production as a supplier to many Western Cape premium wineries. The balance of our fruit goes into the manufacture of our own three ranges of cool climate styled wines: the South Hill range which we define as being consistently quality driven, accessible, unpretentious drinking wines of good value; the Kevin King range of expressive wines with a food pairing, special occasion emphasis made in limited quantities; and the reserve King of the Hill range made in small quantities of selected stand out vintages.

Glass of South Hill Rosé

South Hill Wines

South Hill Dry Rosé

South Hill

Consistently quality driven, accessible,
unpretentious drinking wines
of good value
Kevin King Wine from South Hill

Kevin King

Expressive wines with a food pairing, special occasion emphasis made in limited quantities
King of the Hill wine from South Hill next to a cheese board

King of the Hill

A special reserve range of wines made in small quantities every year of selected stand out vintages


113 Elgin Valley Road
Elgin, Grabouw

+27 21 844 0888

073 557 6273


Open Fridays to Monday between 08h00 to 16h00

Closed Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (you may enquire for special events)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, a generous country style lunch or to celebrate special times

Wine Tasting 7 days a week

10h00 - 17h00

Closed on 24, 25, 26 December

Closed 31 December & 1 January



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