The Waverley Hills Organic Wine Farm, Diversity of Flora and Fauna in South African Winemaking
The Waverley Hills Organic Wine Farm is located between Ceres and Tulbagh, near Wolseley, in South Africa. The winery specializes in producing organic wines that possess unique aromas and depth of flavor. They produce wines with soft tannins and robust body. Apart from wines, Waverley Hills Organic Wine Farm also produces olives and small amounts of olive oil. Located at the foothills of the Witzenberg Mountain Range, the estate is famous for its diverse flora and fauna. The fertile, yellow clay soil has a lot of river stones that lead to well-drained soils that have an excellent water retention capacity. Their vineyards are present in a natural watershed area, and irrigation takes place through pure spring water.
Waverley winery and vineyards have started using natural winemaking techniques in place of older processes creating exceptional wines with attention towards the environment. Organic and sustainable farming takes place, and there is no use of fertilizers or pesticides. The winery is certified organic by the ECOCERT under the appellation W.O. Tulbagh. Waverley Hills Organic Winery makes sure to protect the environment and keeps their vineyards as healthy as possible so that high-quality grapes can grow.
Winery that Champions Conservation
Their farm is the first to be crowned the WWF Conservation Champion because of their commitment to conservation and energy efficient methods. The main variety of grapes that grow in their vineyards are Pinot Grigio, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Grenache, Merlot, Mourvedre, and Viognier. The best grapes go into the production of their high-quality red, white, rosé, and sparkling wines. The diverse flora and fauna of the region also add to the quality of the estate.