Oldenburg Vineyards


"Oldenburg Vineyards is located in the Banghoek Valley (pronounced “bun hook” and meaning “scary corner” due to leopards roaming around in times past) about 8 km from Stellenbosch.  After giving new life to Oldenburg in 2003, by replanting all the vineyards on the farm and by planting specific cultivars in appropriate soils and areas, we produced our maiden vintages in 2007.   

We believe that Oldenburg is a place of extraordinary peace and beauty. It has become clear to us that there are 8 Natural Elements – rarely ever found in a single location – which all contribute to the uniqueness of our farm, and the potential to produce wines of singular quality.  The influence of two oceans (the Atlantic and the Indian) in close proximity to our vineyards, the mountain ranges throughout the Cape Winelands, the mountain amphitheatre that creates our corner of the Banghoek, the elevation of our vineyards (we are situated in a hanging valley, between 300m and 410m), the cooling effect of the south-east wind, our mineral-rich soils and the 8th element at the centre of it all: Rondekop itself."   Adrian Vanderspuy, Proprietor

Winemaker, Nic van Aarde, recently joined Oldenburg after spending 9 years at Warwick.   He has quickly gained a reputation as one of South Africa’s leading winemakers, working at various leading wineries in Stellenbosch. Nic has also spent time working in Australia, New Zealand, USA, France and also India.

His passion is to explore the intricacies of the vineyard, viticulture and winemaking techniques, and the potential for making super premium wines by combining these major variables together.