Located between Somerset West and Stellenbosch, the Eikendal vineyards flourish in the mountain and maritime microclimate.
The Helderberg ward, on the slopes of the Helderberg mountain, produces some of the Cape’s finest wines. The cooling effect of the moisture laden sea breezes from nearby False Bay, combined with the excellent soil structure of Eikendal’s vineyards form ideal conditions for growing noble, classic grape varieties. The moderating effect of the Atlantic Ocean results in cool afternoons and evenings that are ideal for producing quality grapes.
Eikendal produces wine that focus on the terroir and with minimal intervention, using chemicals only when absolutely necessary. Owned by a passionate vineyard family that have been on the estate for generations, and are all exceptionally skilled staff.
The vineyard was founded in 1981 by the Saager family of Switzerland and continues to be under their ownership.