Het Vlok Casteel Farm Tours & Tastings @ Riebeek Kasteel
Location: Riebeek Kasteel
When in Riebeek Kasteel, visit the home of award winning wines and olives at Het Vlock Casteelm and take part in wine tasting, olive oil tasting and fruit tours. Other produce available are award winning olives, olive oil, chutneys, delicious fruity jams, preserves, Shiraz wine vinegar. Peaches, grapes and citrus fruits are for sale during the season.
Tours are available throughout the year but booking is essential so please plan ahead.
In 2005 Het Vlock Casteel began to produce a range of their own wines (Merlot, Shiraz and a Cabernet Sauvignon). These wines has a character of their own and with subtle plays of vanilla, berries and oak, it was no surprise that they soon started to win a number of awards. In 2006, following on the success, a Sauvignon Blanc was added. These wines are delicious and a highly recommended purchase In the valley.
On the farm they grow three cultivars of table olives, two black variants, Calamata and Mission and one green variant, Nocellara. It is important that olives are planted in sandy soil which drains easily as this provides the best growing environment.
Het Vlock Casteel was one of the first South African producers to release single varietal olive oils such as Mission, Frantoio, Leccino and Coratina. Each displays unique characteristics with regard to flavour, fruitiness and intensity.
Released in future under the Het Vlock Casteel label, alongside their flagship olive oil blend of Frantoio, Leccino and Coratina which combines all of these characteristics in one unique oil. Lemon infused olive oil is also made.
Mon – Fri: 09:00 - 17:00
Sat: 09:00 - 14:00
Public holidays: 09h00 - 14h00
Closed on Sundays, Good Friday & Christmas day
Info: Het Vlock Casteel Site
Contact: Products, Shop & Tours - Ansie Vlok
Tel: +27 22 4481 433
Cell: 082 567 9132
Own Website: www.hetvlokkasteel.co.za
Address: Riebeek Kasteel, Riebeek Valley
Co-ordinates: 200.6 m above sea level
S33°23¹22.74¹¹ / E18°53¹40.75¹¹