Lodestone Wines

Lodestone Lodestone
Lodestone Lodestone
Lodestone Lodestone

The Lodestone vineyards can be found in the beautiful, fynbos covered property nestled in the foothills of the Tsitsikamma Mountains at an elevation of 250 metres, close enough to the Indian Ocean to feel the cooling influence of its sea breezes. The small vineyard includes three varieties of grapes, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

From the day the Tonkin family arrived in mid-June 2012, Ingrid and Jon have put their hearts and souls into transforming Lodestone into something special. A new vineyard is currently being established which will include more Sauvignon Blanc as well as Semillon and a Rhone-style Pinot Noir suitable for still wine rather than just bubbly. At the same time an olive orchard has been planted, using in the main olive trees transplanted and relocated from Elgin. Alongside the new vineyard are plantings of honeybush tea and king proteas, all within a natural fynbos environment.

Lodestone has bottled its first harvests of Sauvignon Blanc which has been vinified by local cellar master Anton Smal.The product range was expanded in 2016 to include a Methodé Cap Classique bubbly and a dry Rosé.

Good news from Lodestone is that our  tasting facility is now officially open and ready to welcome visitors to taste their range of wines and acclaimed olive oil. Lodestone has built a modern yet casual tasting room incorporating a contemporary kitchen from which they serve a range of summer meals, light and fresh, using whatever is locally available whenever they can.

The tasting room overlooks their dam and vineyards with views through to the Tsitsikama Mountains. It is a lovely place to taste and enjoy wine.

The tasting room at Lodestone forms part of The Crags Wine & Bubbly Route which comprises 5 estates in all, in close proximity to one another, which can each provide a memorable tasting experience to visitors.

Lodestone's tasting room will open from 11h00 until 16h00 Tuesdays to Sundays throughout the season commencing on 1 December 2016. Until then it will open Thursday to Sunday during the same hours.

Bookings can be made by contacting info@lodestonewines.com or telephoning 044 534 8015 or 082 600 7835 (Jon).

 

Lodestone Wine & Olives | The Crags | info@lodestonewines.com | www.lodestonewines.com | 082 600 7835