Farm Visits

FARM VISITS & TASTINGS

We welcome you to our farm in the heart of South Africa’s esteemed Swartland Wine Region to enjoy our wines, vineyard, cellar and stories from our owner and winemaker.

Join us for a unique wine-tasting experience on our family-run farm, personally guided by our founder, Billy, or winemaker, Lieze. You will get first-hand experience of our organic and sustainable farming practices, and learn how we handcraft our wines to “put the flavour of the farm in the bottle”, as Billy likes to say.

Farm Visit Tastings

Hosted every alternate Saturday throughout the year (outside of harvest-time)

What to expect

  • A curated tour of our vineyard and cellar
  • A barrel tasting of our newest vintages
  • A personally guided tasting of our signature & limited-edition organic wines in our rammed-earth tasting room
  • A bespoke refreshment platter

Booking is essential.

Spaces limited to 10 people per tasting.

R200 pp deposit

The deposit is required to secure your spot. This is redeemable against a wine purchase on the day.

Harvest-time Tastings

Hosted on select Saturdays during harvest time (Feb-March)

This is the busiest, most innovative & creative time of the year at our winery.

What to expect

  • All aspects of a Farm Visit Tasting
  • A tasting of fermenting juices before they become wine
  • The chance to be immersed in a working cellar, and learn exactly how our organic wines are made

 Booking is essential.

Spaces limited to 8 people per tasting.

R250 pp deposit

The deposit is required to secure your spot. This is redeemable against a wine purchase on the day.

What People Think of Our Tastings

“The experience in Billy’s underground cellar was perfectly unique as we sampled delicious wines straight out of the barrel. We were made to feel so welcome as he shared his great passion and knowledge with us. It was an absolute treat”

“What a unique and personalized experience! After a scenic drive to the Nativo farm in the stunning Swartland countryside, we were welcomed by founder and owner Billy Hughes. As a small and intimate group we were treated to tasting a wonderful array of organic wines straight from the barrels. We enjoyed listen to Billy’s stories and his insightful and candid answers to our many questions, in a cool and earthy environment in a below-the-ground setting. After a visit to the vineyard and more interesting discussions, we enjoyed some awesome snacks and more than ample wine-tasting. We all said afterwards that we learned more about vineyards and wine making in those couple of hours than we have in our entire lives!”

“The barrel tasting at Nativo with Billy and Kiki was a truly remarkable experience. After the tasting we moved into the rammed earth tasting shed where we shared some snacks, opened some wine where more information about the different vintages was shared. Sitting around a table like that was such a fun way to experience the wines and the people in the room. The wealth of knowledge Billy and Kiki were able to share with us was such a treat. Highly recommend a visit!! Also the views are just breathtaking!!”

“Had the most incredible time exploring the farm and tasting all the wines straight from the barrel, followed by an amazing platter and wine tasting in a gorgeous tasting room. Truly one of the most authentic, amazing experiences I’ve had in a long time!”

“In a word, fantastic. Unique experience matched by the wine and hosts.”

Booking Details and Conditions

  • Due to the uniqueness of this experience and the owners’ limited availability, tastings dates & available seats are limited
  • To book and view available dates for the relevant tasting, please click the ‘Book’ button. Once you have submitted your booking request, one of the team will be in touch.
  • A deposit per person is required to secure your booking (see relevant tasting). This can be redeemed against a wine purchase on the day.
  • No under 18s permitted to participate in the wine tasting.
  • COVID-19 protocols will be in place as far as possible, but it will be the guests’ responsibility to keep themselves at a distance should they so desire.

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