The beautiful Vergelegen wine estate has been lavished upon in several incarnations since it was founded in 1700. The current regime, Anglo American, has been in place since 1987 after a period of relative inactivity. The investment has brought this famous estate to the forefront of South African wine industry, and is now considered amongst the 100 finest wineries in the world.
Its proximity to the Ocean at False Bay maintains a mild climate, and the backdrop of the Hottentots-Holland maintain range provide a beneficial attitude of up to 310 above metres. The estate is blessed with a complex array of soil types which with intensive testing have been matched carefully to several classic grape varieties including Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Malbec, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.