History

Michael Klue Snr left Oudtshoorn in 1903 and bought the farm Wolvendrift in the Robertson Valley,on the Bonnievale road.

Michael Klue Snr left Oudtshoorn in 1903 and bought the farm Wolvendrift in the Robertson Valley,on the Bonnievale road.
Originating from Oudtshoorn in the arid Karoo he farmed with ostriches, cattle and Muscadel.

An upcoming market, favourable climatic conditions and the availability of water ensured that viticulture became his top priority. With exceptional insight, Michael’s son Josef, enlarged his father’s existing cellar.

Wine was produced in bulk and sold to wholesalers. Josef was also a keen racehorse breeder, but when his son Michael took over in 1980, the horses were sold and the land was utilised for vineyards.

Michael Jnr’s knowledge and passion for viniculture makes him an excellent winemaker. His dedication and enthusiasm is shared by his son Jan, who recently joined him on the farm at completion of his studies. This combination will surely mean that our unique wines will be enjoyed for many years to come.

The name of the farm is connected to an interesting tale, and today nobody knows whether it is truth or fiction. It is assumed that this area was the habitat of the “aardwolf”. It apparently resembled a hyena and was confused with the European wolf, hence the name.
On the Van der Westhuizen’s farm behind us, there is still a cage that they used to catch these wolves with.

General information
Wolvendrift Farm is 200ha in size of which 130ha consist of vineyards (70% white wines and 30% red wines). The white cultivars include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, Colombar, Riesling & White Muscadel. The reds comprise of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Petit Verdot & Red Muscadel.

A brand new tasting area consisting of a deck overlooking the beautiful vineyards & Breede River was built in 2004.

Klue Wines
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