According to the South African Wine of Origin Scheme, Wellington Wines is situated in the Wellington District, along the inland border of the Coastal Region, bordered by the Paarl District to the south-west and the Swartland District to the north-west.
The Coastal Region, together with the 4 other regions of Klein Karoo, Cape South Coast, Olifants River and Breede River Valley, form part of South Africa’s Western Cape geographical unit.
All our wines are certified by SAWIS (South African Wine Industry Information & Systems) as either Wine of Origin Wellington, or Wine of Origin Coastal Region.
Africa → South Africa → Western Cape → Coastal Region →Wellington District → Wellington Wines
Hugged by the Groenberg, Hawekwa and Limietberg mountain ranges, the area enjoys a variety of slopes and valleys at varying altitudes and aspects. The foothills, situated at 200m above sea-level, benefit from moist winds that frequently flow down the mountain slopes, cooling down the vineyards on even the hottest day. The small valleys create pockets with unique microclimates with varying sun and wind exposures.
The majority of the vineyards are situated on the foothills of the Hawekwa and Groenberg Mountains where they flourish along the banks of the Kromme River.
The weather is typical Mediterranean with cold and wet winters with adequate rainfall, and warm and dry summers. The occasional snow on the high mountain peaks reduces night temperatures for sufficient vine resting periods.
The soil types are diverse, with excellent water and nutrient retention capabilities and consist of mostly of weathered granite, alluvial and shale soils.
Vineyards are trellised to allow as much sunlight exposure as possible, while the pockets of old dryland bush vines deliver low yields with small berries and concentrated aromas.
Wellington wine district
Highest vineyards (above sea level)
Main soil types
Age of vines
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