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About > Schalkenbosch Estate

80 min from Cape Town

40ha of wine grapes

National Monument

Schalkenbosch Estate

Schalkenbosch Estate is situated on the outskirts of Tulbagh, an easy 80 min drive from Cape Town. The estate is a working farm of approx 2500ha. It produces some 600ha of grain, mostly wheat, 20ha of apricots and plums, and 40ha of grapes for the production of wine.

It has the nucleus of a Bonsmara stud with some 300 beef cattle and there are 2ha allocated to lavender, for the production of essential oil for perfumes.

Altitude

Altitudes range from 160m  to approx 2000m above sea level . The vineyards are situated between 370m and 500m above sea level.

National Monument

The Cape Dutch farm house dates back to 1792 and has been proclaimed a National Monument.

Dams and water

There are 22 dams on the property, several stocked with bass and some with trout.

Schalkenbosch  currently supplies Witzenberg Municipality (Tulbagh) with water.

Conservation Estate

The 1000 hectare Conservation Estate was established as part of our commitment to the conservation, preservation and rehabilitation of the indigenous flora and fauna. It has been placed under the stewardship of Cape Nature in perpetuity and is an integral part of our Bio Diversity in Wine Initiative.

This exclusive reserve is game fenced and access controlled, stocked with Indigenous species including Zebra, Leopard, Rooikat(Lynx,) Jackal, Grey Rhebok and more.