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ABOUT OUR FARM

Ormonde Private Cellar is situated on the West Coast of South Africa, where the rugged Darling hills roll and fall along the contours of a ancient granite intrusion. These molten rocks, forced from the earth to 300m above sea level, guard the Atlantic Ocean while banks of fog roll to the foot of the hills, blessing the vineyard with coolness and moisture.

Our soil composition varies between deep homogeneous soils, rich in iron and organic matter and harsh glenrosa forms, derived from the granite. These deep soils provide the ideal cradle for our vines.

The Cape Floral Kingdom is the richest reservoir of plant species in the world, comprising 9 600 species. The Darling wine region is home to 600 of these species flowering from September each year. Gladiolus Carinatus, commonly known as bloupypie, thrives on our terrior and symbolises the unique character and quality of our wines.

 

Wild Flower Reserves in Darling

Contreberg Farm on the R307, renosterveld and vlei flora, rare specimens, enter on foot.

Waylands farm on the R307, keep to the beaten track or get stuck in the vlei, enjoy a walk.

Oudepost Reserve on the R307, keep to the beaten track or get stuck in the vlei, wonderful veld/vlei scenery.

Tienie Versfeld Reserve on the R315 towards Yzerfontein, vlei & flowers and rare renosterveld specimens.

Darling Renosterveld Reserve. This reserve is in the village and on the hill, behind Darling Primary school, renosterbos & red bellied tortoise & birds.

Groenkloof Renosterveld Reserve .This lovely reserve is also in the village behind the cemetery. The walk starts at the Spca parking area, very pretty geophytes & vlei.

Rondeberg Nature Reserve www.rondeberg.co.za 022- 492 3435

Duckitt Nursery info@duckittnurseries.com 022 -492 2606

The Darling Wild Flower Society darlingwfs@westc.co.za

Sonquasfontein Private Nature Reserve 022 – 492 3155

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