The Farm

 

The farm that produces LAVO Wines grapes covers more than 1 200 hectares with vineyards planted according to a long established market orientated cultivation program. The vineyards are situated in an area where millions of years ago, glacial activity especially from the Karoo left rich geological deposits which created the unique and fertile soil types of the area.

The farm boasts Karoo soils and stone terraces which are suited for the production of quality wines. For quality control purposes, selection blocks are chosen to allow for the identification of the highest quality grapes, which are then harvested together in special selection tanks. The Cellar has been specially designed to enable these grapes to be received and processed separately. Exposure to the wines from every different block and interaction ensure that these cultivars take its rightful place in the market in the future.

The LAVO Wines winemaking team for Middle range Wine Selection consists of Willie Biggs (Winemaker) Jean le Roux (Manager & Winemaker) and Danie Conradie (Viticulturist).

Winemaker
LAVO Wines winemaker, has been handcrafting the Linton Park portfolio since 2007. Their knowledge in making wine started in the USA and visiting Australia and has assisted them in winning numerous wine accolades to establish the company as a leading winemaker.

Viticulturist
The farm covers 294 hectares of which 100 hectares are planted with noble varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Pinotage, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are situated on the slopes of Groenberg, over 500m high, where temperatures are very much cooler. The vineyards are safe in the capable hands of experienced Estate Manager, who is immensely experienced in the viticulture and vine nursery industry.

Manufacturer

Our woman manufacturer has vast experience in the industry and has done wine shows in SA, Russia, Germany, China, USA, Berlin, Italy and Hong Kong. She is forever improving her knowledge in wine and is now appreciating producing wine more than before. Her love for the industry has ensured that she assists women owned wine businesses – at any value stage of wine (from planting grapes to delivering to the consumers’ house).