Cavalli wine & co
Award-winning wine, cuisine, design, architecture, indigenous gardens, and art. 100 Hectares of prime property located in the prestigious Helderberg region of Stellenbosch. Comprising 26 Hectares of Vineyards, 10 Hectares of Indigenous Gardens, 10 Hectares of Manicured paddocks attached to a World Class Equestrian Indoor Arena, followed by a 3300 square metre public building facility which houses a 100 seater Restaurant, 350 seater Banqueting facility, 600 square metre Retail Art Gallery, Luxury Boutique and Wine Tasting Facility. Cavalli’s environmental agenda is to conserve the endangered ecological zones of the Cape Floral Kingdom-A Unesco World Heritage site and home to 90% of South Africa’s wine industry. Cavalli Estate was recently inducted into the WWF Conservation Champions programme, making us the fiftieth wine farm to receive this honour.
This prestigious award came as a result of several eco-friendly initiatives we implemented at Cavalli Estate. To make our wine estate a healthier environment for both people and the environment we: Set aside four hectares of land for conserving the critically endangered renosterveld vegetation. Planted thousands of indigenous plants to attract endemic wildlife species and birds to the area. Concentrated on energy and water efficiency, management of waste and recycling, and ensuring natural ventilation. Ensured that our restaurant actively supports ethical and sustainable practices through sourcing ingredients from meat suppliers who employ pasture-raised farming and seafood suppliers who sell wild-caught and WWF-SASSI green-listed species.
Cavalli's Wine & Vineyard philosophy is to produce world-class wines with a very local character and a strong identity so to be clearly recognized as from the Helderberg region, while endeavouring to be the benchmark with regards to Terroir and quality for the Helderberg in the years to come. We strive for our immediate environment to be represented in the characteristics of our wines while upholding sustainable farming practices to preserve the land which falls within the Cape Floral Kingdom, a Unesco World Heritage site. The Helderberg region of Stellenbosch is nearest the ocean and lends the estate to the cooling influence of the Southerly winds. Our soils contain large amounts of ''koffieklip'' with a higher percentage of clay in the subsoil, affording the wines an innate elegance and expressive fruit characteristic. 100% Vititech motherblock plant material is used on the farm – resulting in virus-free vineyards and optimal growth, producing outstanding wines.
Extreme attention to detail from soil preparation to bottling, through a hands-on approach, secures grapes of the highest quality. Voted South Africa's most stylish restaurant at the “Eat Out” Awards. The first Green-star rated restaurant in South Africa, Cavalli treasures and celebrates the beauty of natural heritage. The cuisine manifesto is hinged on local sustainable ingredients and the estate partners with local, like-minded producers to source produce of the highest quality.
The national bird of South Africa, the Blue Crane, is endemic to Southern Africa and Cavalli Estate is the home to multiple breeding pairs of this majestic bird.
Blue cranes choose one home where they live out all of their days. Once the chicks hatch and come of age, they leave Cavalli Estate to find their own home. But once a year, all the family return to our lovely Estate for a well-deserved catch up with the family and you can see around 25 Blue Cranes roaming the paddocks.
Cavalli’s state of the art stables is home to one of the most expensive breeding stallions in the Southern Hemisphere.
Our Filly Chenin Blanc has been awarded best Chenin in SA by the Prescient Chenin report, with a top score of 96 points.
Cavalli support local, sustainable farmers and suppliers and 80% of our menu is foraged from our gardens.
Michelangelo gold medals have been awarded to our Filly Chenin Blanc, Cremello white blend, Warlord Bordeaux blend and Colt Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our Green star rated restaurant has Vegan- and Vegetarian menus at all times.
The gallery at Cavalli (Winner of the regional 2015 Best of Wine Tourism Award for Art and Culture) aims to encourage the local arts through its platforms of a public retail art gallery and public sculpture spaces. Contemporary exhibitions are presented at regular intervals in the 600sq/m main gallery space on the below ground level.
For the sport fanatics, Cavalli is host to one of SAs largest sporting memorabilia collections.
Cavalli Estate’s function venue can host weddings and conferences up to 350 pax.
High teas, baby showers, and birthdays can be hosted in our glass conservatory.
Cavalli offers stable tours, carriage rides, and outrides.
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