Virtually encircled by the majestic Simonsberg mountain range, and commanding an unobstructed view of Table Mountain, the vineyards, charming homestead and tasting centre at Hoopenburg are blessed with an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
Hoopenburg, owned by the Schmitz family from Germany, is unique in that it is the only wine estate in South Africa where 100% of the vineyard comprises bush vines. "Being planted to bush vines, our vineyards are naturally controlled to have yields of below 6 tons per hectare. Nourished by pure underground water, our unique dry-land bush-vine vineyards produce grapes of exceptional taste and flavor. All our grapes are hand-picked and sorted so we extract only the best juice, and in the cellar our aim is to capture and enhance the grapes' natural potential,"
The Hoopenburg team, following and believing in the principle of environmentally-friendly farming, have converted some of their vineyard to organically grown blocks and the rest of Hoopenburg is farmed according to South Africa's IPW Scheme (Integrated Production of Wine)