“STOK BY PAALTJIE”

EBENHAESER

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Our Story

The farm Doornkraal, where the Olifants River meets the sea in the Western Cape (South Africa), has been home to Captain Louis and his followers’ descendants for two centuries.


Agricultural plots around the mission station town of Ebenhaeser were always farmed on small scale. Today farmers still cultivate the communal land by horse and now farm high density staked vines in this cool climate. 


The farmers, Henzil Love and Niklaas le Roux, see themselves as stewards of Doornkraal. They produced this wine with the help of local experts and offer it to you with humility and gratitude. Supported in part by Western Cape Department of Agriculture in collaboration with Vinpro and Casidra through the Comprehensive Agricultural Support Programme.

 

“Stok by Paaltjie” 

Production levels on small parcels of land need to be optimized. The vine by post method increases the number of vines/ha. 

EVERYDAY

FARMING

 

PLOTS

2HA OR LESS


Ebenhaeser consists of communal

property that is divided in ±2 ha plots with 1.6 ha water per plot. 

FARMING

HIGH DENSITY


High density farming is the only viable method that will bring in enough income on a farm of 2ha or less.

MISTY MORNINGS

Ebenhaeser is situated at the end of the Olifants river. The climate is relatively cool with regular misty mornings.