The Drift

Where is The Drift?

The Drift is about an hour and a half's drive from Cape Town, smack bang in the heart of the beautiful Overberg District.

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A Family Farm in the Overberg

Bruce Jack, Farmer and Chief WinemakerWe farm on the slopes of a wise old mountain in the spectacular Overberg. We believe in leaving the land in a better shape than we found it. Organic practices guide our philosophy, and we farm vegetables, raw honey, mountain olive oil and very special wine, grown in extreme vineyards. We also offer luxurious, self-catering accommodation for visitors to this breathtakingly beautiful corner of the earth.

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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Please do get in touch if you'd like to shoot the breeze about anything at all.

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Bruce-jack-profile August 20, 2014

The Modern South African Wine Industry – 24 Years Old by Bruce Jack

Our wine journey since the release of Mandela reflects our collective human journey. The spirit of South African wine is different, because the spirit of South African farmers and the situation is so different from most countries. Our wine journey is inescapably more human than other countries’ travails.

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Cape wine makers guild tim  james August 25, 2014

Pick of the Bunch - Cape Winemakers Guild Auction by Andrew Arnott

Tim James took his taste buds to Jardine Restaurant at Jordan Estate to sample the 60-plus wine offerings from the forth coming 2014 Cape Winemakers Guild Auction, among those is our own The Drift Mountain Farm “Heartbreak Grape” Pinot Noir 2013, one of Tim's 'very favourite' wines. 

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Coconut-spinach August 19, 2014

Spinach in Turmeric and Coconut Sauce by Andrew Arnott

This delicious dish is packed full of interesting flavours made from ingredients that are easy to find. We managed to pluck most of them from our veggie patch.

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