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 June 19, 2014

Mr Grapenose ponders the wine trade with recommendations by Andrew Arnott

Statistics, damned statistics. Here are a few thought-provoking examples that have plopped in Neil Sowerby's inbox of late as well as a review of No Stone Unturned 2012 and Catalan Eagle White.

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La Báscula Catalan Eagle Garnacha Blanca Viognier 2013 by Andrew Arnott

What happens when an English Master of Wine and a maverick South African make wine in Spain? Simon Woods lets us in on his thoughts.

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Sugar-bird-bwi June 16, 2014

The Drift Farm Awarded a Biodiversity and Wine Initiative Certification by Andrew Arnott

The Biodiversity and Wine Initiative (BWI) is developed by the South African wine industry in partnership with the South African Botanical Society, Conservation International and the Green Trust to help conserve and protect the Cape Floral Kingdom.

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