Longridge Wine Estate, one of the leading estates in organic and biodynamic winemaking in South Africa, is situated in the Stellenbosch region on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain range.
About Longridge Estate
Our philosophy is simple – we want to make enjoyable wines, that are healthy to drink and of a world-class standard.
Our goal is to produce world class wines in a natural way, applying the age-old traditions of natural winemaking and respecting our land, by not using any herbicides, pesticides or chemical sprays.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Our philosophy is simple – we want to make enjoyable wines, which are healthy to drink and of a world-class standard.
We focus on the varieties that are best suited to our climate and soils. Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc (Steen) have both proven themselves over the years and have been highly awarded. Likewise, the classic red varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and of course, the South African classic Pinotage.
For this we need only grapes and time. In other words, we do not want to make all the various additions modern winemakers use to produce wines quicker and cheaper. Accordingly we use less sulphur dioxide and no commercial yeast, enzymes, fining agents, stabilizing agents, filtration etc.
Our Biodynamic & Organic Principles
Each cultivar has been tended to using only natural methods and no commercial yeasts, enzymes or fining agents are used in our wines. The restaurant also utilizes sustainability to the best of its ability by only using produce grown organically on the farm and by sourcing other produce locally.
Spiritual and ethical practices are also greatly considered on farms that actively participate in biodynamic farming methods. Being biodynamic goes beyond being ecological and environmentally conscious, it’s about sustaining ecosystems and planning for the future.