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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The Drift Verbs and spices from The Drift Farm Blog

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

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La bascula April 21, 2014

No Stone Unturned - Bruce Jack in Spain by Andrew Arnott

An Australian once shared a phrase with me that I think is apt in describing Bruce's assiduous commitment to wine, "flat out like a lizard drinking". Bruce is one of the most comfortably busy people I know, globe trotting to share maverick wine making tales as if it were his Overberg backyard. His latest exploits come to us via Quentin Sadler's Wine Page concerning Spanish wine making.

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Dava-sobel-longitude April 15, 2014

The Longevity of Flagstone’s Longitude by Andrew Arnott

The Flagstone Winery is where The Drift's wine is made, and it is crafted using the same skill and passion that has exalted Flagstone to its stalwart heights. Bruce was particularly pleased with this review of Longitude that arrived in Flagstone's mailbox last week.  

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Cacao-pods April 09, 2014

A Year of Chocolate by Andrew Arnott

Love Overberg published a recipe for Easter in a post titled, 'Smother chocolate on everything this Easter'. I couldn't agree more, that is of course if we're talking about real chocolate. Sure Easter is the catalyst, perhaps even an excuse, but let's a face fact here, chocolate is brilliant and I can't get enough of it.

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