Alvi van der Merwe and Linley Shultz work with the Cellar Manager and Assistant Winemaker to produce the various wine styles.
Through experience and continued experimentation, they create and maintain a production blueprint for each wine.
This starts in the vineyard with site selection, rootstocks, variety, clones, trellis design and orientation. They keep it as simple as possible to ensure the desired outcome.
All grapes are produced on the farm and are processed through the family owned winery.
With 420 ha under vine and over 20 varieties being grown, Alvi’s Drift Private Cellar is South Africa’s largest privately owned winery processing their own grapes.
The Majority of the vineyards are on the slightly higher slopes of the hills surrounding the Breed River.