“We chose to invest in the Swartland because we saw a potential here that’s on a par with the leading wine regions of South Africa,” says co-owner Andreas Abold.
He and his wife, Sonja, had so much belief in the enterprise to have immigrated to the Cape and spending every moment they can at Lammershoek with their two schoolgoing sons and a daughter – having all made huge cultural and educational adjustments and sacrifices for a more ‘natural’ life at the gateway to the famous Cape winelands.
A prime motivating factor was also the farm’s long-standing history and pivotal role in the Swartland Region’s growing dynamism and prominence internationally. Abold took over the farm in 2013 and originally commuted from Germany for eight years.
“But you have to live it; you cannot fly in and out. To move here was a great step and it’s a privilege to spend time in this beautiful environment which gives one goose bumps … for all of us a hidden gem where we love the greenest of green winters and glorious summers, like a botanical garden with marked seasons. Here we live close to nature and close to our delectable wines born from abundant sunshine and cooling ocean breezes.”