ABOUT EAGLE’S CLIFF
Situated between Villiersdorp and Worcester, in the breathtakingly beautiful Breede River Valley, is the home of Eagle’s Cliff Wines. We produce a wide range of exceptional quality red and white wines, namely Arendskloof, Eagle’s Cliff, Dwyka Hills and Hoeks Rivier.
Christiaan Groenewald, who is the founder of the New Cape Wines Company, won the prestigious 2013 Diner’s Club Winemaker of the Year Award with his Arendskloof Tannat Syrah 2011.
New Cape Wines distributes its award-winning wine ranges locally, and also exports to Europe, destined mainly for Germany and Switzerland.
After completing his army service and studies at Stellenbosch University, Christiaan Groenewald – owner and winemaker at Eagle’s Cliff Wines – worked as an agricultural economist and financial planner in the banking and insurance industries prior to managing a wine export company, and, eventually, starting up New Cape Wines.
Christiaan grew up on the farm where his father grew wine grapes and was involved in the wine industry, so he was exposed to the wine business from a young age. His father did not make wine himself, but, as a founding member and board member of a co-operative cellar, he was always involved in the wine industry.
Situated in the Breede River valley between Worcester and Villiersdorp, the farm gets a Karoo influence on the cool breezes at night from Hermanus. Two distinct terroir, south east and north west, presents the opportunity for completely different styles on one property. The cooler slopes are perfect for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, while the rocky soil on the other side is ideal for other reds and Tannat in particular.
We are blessed with our soil. The Hoeks River runs through the farm from south to north. There is a cooler east side and warmer west side and also a plain for the Syrah. The soil is greatly varied, ranging from sand to stone to clay.
Christiaan describes Worcester as the ideal region to produce quality reds. ‘There are exceptional vineyards on the ideal terroir in this valley, and with special effort and patience, the Worcester wine region can become the leading wine-producing area in the country.’
Meet our Winemaker
After school Christiaan attended the University of Stellenbosch where he obtained a degree in Agriculture and later an MBA in Business Administration. He became an agricultural economist and later a financial planner.
He has always been passionate about wine and is fascinated by the fact that the same cultivar can taste and smell so different, simply by using different techniques and yeasts.
After his father died in 2003, Christiaan built the cellar on the farm. Here he makes the Eagle’s Cliff range of wines for those who are less informed and who seek quality wines at a reasonable price. For the connoisseur, he makes something special with his Arendskloof range.
OUR WINE RANGE
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR PRICES AND TO ORDER YOUR WINE
TASTING ROOM & BISTRO
The Bistro is open Mondays – Thursdays from 10:00 – 15:00 & Fridays from 10:00 – 14:00. Bookings essential. Special appointments can be made to accommodate groups on Saturdays or Sundays. We are open for Wine Tastings Mondays to Thursdays from 10:00 to 15:00 & Fridays from 10:00 – 14:00. The cost is R40.00 per person and includes 2 Arendskloof and 2 Eagle’s Cliff wines. The tasting fee is waived with the purchase of any or our wines.
Please note that we do not have credit card facilities available and payment is strictly cash.
Please contact us for group bookings.
THE BISTRO @ EAGLE’S CLIFF MENU
Served with butter, cheese & preserves
Chicken Salad R80
Chicken, rocket, red onion, feta, cherry tomatoes served with honey mustard vinaigrette
Greek Salad R45
Greens, cherry tomatoes, feta & olives served with balsamic vinaigrette
Beef Burger R85
Chicken Burger R85
Served with wedges and side salad
Chicken Wrap R85
Pan-fried chicken strips, camembert, rocket, cucumber & mustard mayonnaise
Venison Pie (when available) R85
Served with a fresh salad
Cheese & Meat Platter (for 2) R140
Variety of cold drinks, tea & coffee available
JOIN OUR WINE CLUB
By joining our Arendskloof Membership we want to reward our loyal customers for their support. As a Wine Club member you will receive 12 bottles twice a year at a discounted price (June & November) and we will deliver it to your door free of charge in South Africa.
The following is also included in your membership:
10% Discount on all wine purchases at our cellar door
Free wine tastings whenever you visit the cellar
Exclusive access to special offers which will only be for our valued club members
Offerings of limited release wines to members only
Please feel free to contact our tasting room on the information below or by filling out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
T: 023 340 4112
M: 076 431 1874
F: 086 236 4959 / 023 340 4132
Welgemoed Farm, Moddergat-East, Worcester 6849