The Drift

The Drift Wines

Driven by a desire to make individual, superb quality wines with  exceptional character The Drift wines are assiduously crafted by winemaker Bruce Jack using only the grapes grown on our farm. 

There are still mysteries

I love Pinot Noir. It transcends the obvious and the easy. Like life, however, it can sometimes seem unforgiving, unfair and unfathomable. But, when this grape shines, what lies beneath the layers of aroma and flavour can be so moving one instantly becomes a believer again.

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Year of the Rooster Rosé

I have always wanted to make a really serious Rosé – the type James Bond would drink – which in the case of Rosé is no easy feat. But when the odds are against you, you have the opportunity to make something truly outstanding.

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Mary le Bow

James Frater asked me to make this wine to fulfil his father’s vision – a wine that “...almost trembled with power, but never needed to flex its muscle to be enjoyed.”

That’s a cool brief for a winemaker!

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Organic Produce

Our farming and produce is shaped by our organic philosophy. We take special care over what we plant and where we plant it to imbue the essence of our natural and extreme environment. Our organic produce is available to our guests and through a number of select farm stalls, we also sell to trade. 

The Drift Farm Raw Honey

Honey

We strategically place our hives according to the predominant kloof-funnelled winds, mountain streams and ancient Haseqwa settlements to ensure our honey is amazing. 

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The Drift Organic Olive Oil

Olive Oil

A product of a rugged, wind-swept environment, our olive oil is a distinctive balance of classic aromas and subtle tastes.

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Our famous organic onions.

Organic Onions

We have perfect conditions for producing intensely-flavoured, rather special organic onions and we're famous for them. 

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Stay at The Drift

Located one-and-a-half hour’s drive east of Cape Town, we can accommodate up to twelve people, offering a quiet getaway balanced with plenty of activities for active or adventurous visitors. There's a nature reserve behind us, a large games room and pool, excellent hiking and mountain biking by prior arrangement. The Whale Route is just a stone's throw away.

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Organic Philosophy

We have been farming all our vegetables biodynamically since 2001 and received full organic certification in 2012. This means we don’t use chemical fertilisers or pesticides on any of our vegetables. Our Villa vegetable garden is no exception. It's open to our guests and is always brimming with seasonal organic vegetables.

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Our Vineyards

The Drift Farm and winemaker Bruce Jack are members of the exclusive Premium Wineries of South Africa co-operative. The same environmentally-aware farming philosophy holds for the vineyards as it does for the vegetables and the olives, although the wines are not strictly organic at this time.

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Functions & Retreats

The Drift Farm is a wonderful haven situated in the peaceful Overberg mountains. Accessible from Cape Town the farm is a perfect retreat or function venue with luxurious accommodation, tranquil surrounds and plenty of Overberg activities on your doorstep.   

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Yoga Retreats

Expansive lawns, a spacious studio, uninterrupted vistas and absolute tranquility make The Drift an ideal yoga and meditation retreat just a couple of hours away from Cape Town.   

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Small Meetings & Conferences

Catering for 16 guests and in close proximity to the kitchen our conference room is a comfortable refuge to hold meetings and workshops.  


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Catch The Drift Verbs and spices from The Drift Farm Blog

Africa-on-top December 22, 2014

The Relevance of Rain by Bruce Jack

Everyone slightly loses their mind at this time of the year. We are now inured to rampant consumerism suddenly flooding society like a tsunami of pickpockets. Increasingly, those with little or no expendable income are also sucked into the honey traps.

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Pinot-wine-launch December 03, 2014

What I Drank Last Night at The Drift Wine Launch by Andrew Arnott

Bruce Jack is back in the South African wine industry on his own terms “after a hiatus of five or six years” by Christian Eedes

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Bruce-and-paul December 02, 2014

South African Big Guns Team Up On Cider by Andrew Arnott

Two well-known South African winemakers, Paul Cluver and Bruce Jack, have joined forces on a boutique cider project in Elgin.

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Other Projects

We've expanded our interests and offerings to include several new products that are available through The Drift Farm, including Bruce Jack's Spanish wine collaboration, his Irish cider partnership, and the American oak barrels that we use to ferment our wines.  

La Bascula

La Báscula

La Báscula is a Spanish wine collaboration between Bruce Jack and Ed Adams. La Báscula strikes a balance between old-fashioned Spanish techniques and modern winemaking.

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Orpens Irish Cider

Real fresh-juice Irish cider that speaks of the soft, green Irish climate, generous soils and relishable personality. Orpens is full of zip, smile and sense of place.

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Imported Wine Barrels

If you're fanatical about vinification, you need to be selective about the wine barrels used to ferment your wine. Oak makes wine taste better, adds complexity and develops richer, fuller impressions.

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