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DGB buys spectacular Elgin wine farm

DGB (Pty) Ltd today announced that it has purchased the Highfield Farm in Elgin. These vineyards supply premium quality grapes for Boschendal’s Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay and the acquisition of this property – in one of the coolest wine making regions in South Africa – will ensure the sustainable production of this exceptional chardonnay going forward.

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Wine and Olive Oil Production Expo heads for Cape Town in 2017

South Africa is the eighth largest producer of wine in the world with export volumes having doubled in the past ten years. According to a study commissioned by the SA Wine Industry Information & Systems (SAWIS), published in January 2015, of the R36.1 billion gross domestic product (GDP) contributed by the wine industry to the regional economy, about R19.3 billion eventually would remain in the Western Cape to the benefit of its residents. Growth in contribution to GDP has been in excess of 10% per annum since 2003. Exports to Europe and the USA remain strong whilst export sales into Africa are also growing.

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Fairview Farm has goat this

It is great news that tourism into the country is growing each year. For the summer months particularly in the Western Cape, an influx of tourists is seen at some of the famous wine farms in Paarl.

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Iconic wine estate on biological farming and sustainable community upliftment

  • 350 new jobs
  • R30mn in annual wages directly benefiting local communities
  • 950 grass fed cattle, 4000 pasture raised chickens and 300 000 new fruit trees
  • Anew pre-school for surrounding communities
  • Support for multiple entrepreneurial ventures

When Rob and Sam Lundie – and a group of investors – purchased the iconic 2000 ha Boschendal Estate in 2012 their dream was to build a leading agricultural farm based on a sustainable eco-system of biological farmingfarm-to-table practices and deep investment into the surrounding communities.

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Tough times, but SA wine industry is tougher

The South African wine industry is going through some tough times, but sustainable growth is on the cards. What’s needed is a clear game plan, a stronger domestic market focus, ingenious marketing and a collective drive towards higher price points.

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