WINE TASTING & SALES
Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Please note that our wine tastings are by appointment and tastings should be booked no less than 48 hours in advance.
Cellar Tours by Appointment
ABOUT ALVI’S DRIFT
The farm Alfalfa was originally bought by Alvi Senior in 1928 and is now owned by Bertie and his two sons Alvi, a GP and Johan, a lawyer. The 5000 hectares piece a scenic mountain, a veld, a riverside and has 19 grape varieties under 360 hectares. The Alvi’s Drift range (named after the low-water bridge spanning the Breede River on the farm) was introduced. The first bottling began in 2005 and has done exceptionally well.
The farm also boasts an intensive dairy operation, managed by Johan van der Merwe. Apart from fresh milk distribution, more than a ton of cheese is made daily. The Alfalfa-Feta is the 2006 S.A. Champion Feta. Apart from traditional cheddar, speciality cheeses such as the Alvi’s drift Port, Muscadel and Hannepoot cheddar are made. Plain Havarti, Cumin and mustard Havarti, as well as Mozzarella are also available.
Alvi’s drift private cellar is modern equipped with French, European and American oak barrels, stainless steel tanks and an underground maturation cellar. The services of the veteran ex-Nederburg cellar master, has heralded the dedicated and passionate wine maker, Alvi van der Merwe’s move into making wines from special vineyard and tank selection.