Legend has it that the name Lammershoek 'lambs corner' originated when ewes and their young lambs sought shelter in the forest surrounding our farm when they felt threatened by the Black Eagle, who is locally also referred to as the 'Lammervanger'.
'Striving towards Excellence' is the vision and mission of both Lammershoek's new owners and management team. Our new selection of wines will range from our Lifestyle range, The Innocent, our Niche Range the Betower Range to a new and exciting Flagship Range, our Lammershoek Reserve Range. Lammershoek is situated in the Aprilskloof Valley of the Paardeberg, Swartland with 80ha of vineyards at altitudes between 80-300m above sea level. White cultivars include old bushvine Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Hárslevelü and Marsanne and the reds include Syrah, Carignan, Grenache, Mourvedre and Pinotage. We have a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters and with most of our vines being bushvines, it is suited to the dryland farming.
OUR OLD VINES ARE AN IRREPLACEABLE TREASURE AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO PRESERVE AND CARE FOR THEM.
Our soil consists mainly of decomposed granite and is quite sandy and it is this soil that gives our wines it lovely texture and lingering aftertaste. Granite based soils in the Swartland are deep, sandy soils and found close to, or on, the granite outcrops of the Paardeberg Mountains. The soils are generally duplex in character, consisting of a very deep layer of coarse, bleached sand on top of a thick layer of wet clay. The sandy topsoil is extremely well drained, but the thick, dense layer of clay, which often lies meters below the surface, acts as a slow release sponge for the vines’ deeper roots during the South African summer. Our wines are pure with a lovely natural acidity and captures the uniqueness of the Swartland region. We believe that our quality speaks for itself... and that we aim to bottle only the best from our Estate. As one of the oldest wineries in the Swartland, we stick to the basics and work as naturally as possible with our fruit. Some of our vineyards are farmed organically with the rest of the farm being managed as naturally as possible. As a member of the Swartland Independent Movement, we make use of natural yeast, older barrels, concrete tanks and some whole bunch fermentation.
For more information on the new ranges please contact us 022 482 2835.
Lammershoek is open for tastings by appointment only from Monday to Friday and the occasional Saturday. To make an appointment, please click here