In its opulent setting on the banks of the Palmiet River and a private lake in the Elgin Valley, Lothian Vineyards shines in a class of its own. Years of searching for the perfect location finally revealed Elgin’s cool-climate terroir as an elegant setting for growing grapes to produce exceptional Burgundian-style Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling and
Rosé varietals. Once the grapes are harvested, they pass into the hands of the estate’s skilled enologist, Richard Kershaw MW. Richard is one of the few Masters of Wine in the world that are actually directly involved in the production process. Under his skillful guidance, the wines evolve into truly world-class masterpieces. The Wilson family’s non-interventionist artisanal wine-making technique flows into the feel of Lothian House: a feat of modern architecture, designed with sensitivity towards the environment. Lothian estate is distinguished by nature, positioned in the Kogelberg Biosphere, which possesses 1654 plant species found nowhere else on earth.
“Growing up on the famed Rust-en-Vrede estate, the Wilson brothers developed their passion for premium South African wines. After years of searching, they finally found the perfect vineyard sites in the emerging Elgin Valley and founded Lothian Vineyards. Their results to date indicate that they are living their dream.”