Cape Town is famed for its magnificent wine farms set against dramatic valleys of colourful tapestries. Wine farms are a dime a dozen, so it can be hard to know where to start.
When visiting a wine farm for the first time, I often referred to it as a surprise gift. The unknown, excitement, not knowing what to expect. But, when you combine the delicious wines with some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, exciting wine routes, awe-inspiring food in a relaxed setting, you know it will be a memorable experience.
Lomond Wines is set in the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom just outside Gansbaai and is part of the Cape Agulhas Wine Route. The estate is set on sprawling farmlands that include a large dam filled with trout, and is home to an abundance of fauna and flora, including fynbos.
It’s a long drive to Lomond from Cape Town, although quite scenic. When you enter the tasting room and you are greeted with warm hospitality, you immediately know the trip was worth it.
The wines of Lomond are known for their complexity and character which are a true expression of the soils from which they come and the unique Cape Agulhas climate which is incredibly cool. Selective hand harvesting, sorting and respect for the individual vineyard blocks is what drives their winemaking processes. These limited-production wines are meticulously crafted from individual vineyards which result in a wine which expresses the essence of the vineyard and the terroir in which they are grown.
Each wine is beautifully named after a Fynbos species which is endemic to Cape Agulhas. These wines include the Lomond Cat’s Tail, the Lomond Cone Bush, the Lomond Sugarbush and the Lomond Pin Cushion. A total of 18 different soil types have been identified on the farm, an incredible variety for a wine farm, and one that ensures the production of some truly exciting wines.
Wine Tasting Options
Their wine tasting options consists of any 5 wines to taste, or a Chocolate and Wine pairing, or for something totally different a Trout and Wine pairing.
Lomond Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Layers of tropical fruit flavours, passion fruit and white pear with a hint of blackcurrent on the nose. Flavours of white stone fruit, citrus with classics Agulhas minerality. The fresh zesty and well balanced acidity of this wine gives it a long lingering aftertaste.
Sugarbush Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Aroma of citrus, ditinctive minerality, hints of prickly pear and apricot. Full bodied, lychee, sweet melon and ripe stone fruit. This comes from a single vineyard site consisting of fine kaolin clay soils, for the crafting of the Sugarbush Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc. This is one of the highest vineyards on the farm. This single vineyard wine is named after a vulnerable listed species endemic to the Agulhas Region.
Pincushion Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Green pepper and grass start on the nose, but then subside to allow green fig, lime rind and tropical fruit accents to unfold. Balanced and refreshing, with a fynbos herb note that remains for a delicious finish. Comes from a single vineyard consisting of sandy loam soils.
Lomond SSV 2021
A white blend that consists of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Viognier. A refreshing, elegant blend with aromas of tropical fruit, layered with citrus and hints of spice. Beautifully balanced with full-flavoured passion fruit and citrus notes lifted by a zesty, mouthwatering finish.
Lomond Merlot Rosé 2021
Abundant aromas of fresh strawberry, red cherries and rose petal, with a hint of candy-floss. Medium bodied with fresh crisp acidity supported by layers of delicate red fruit & strawberry and spicy flavours.
Lomond Merlot 2019
Beautiful dark red colour. Aromas of red cherries and fynbos. The flavours are full and smooth, delivering cherries, fynbos with lingering spice.
Lomond Syrah 2018
Deep ruby red in colour. An elegant wine with aromas of spice, violets and beautiful blackberry undertones. Abundant aromatic flavours of white pepper with dark fruit and well-structured tannins. Syrah grapes from a variety of soil types blended together.
Lomond Cat’s Tail Syrah 2018
Single Vineyard Syrah. Juicy red fruit with black pepper and other spices and hints of floral notes bRich and intense flavours of pepper, dark chocolate and spice with soft, silky tannins.
Lomond Candelabra Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
A cool-climate Cabernet that is as unique and elegant as the fynbos species it is named after. Blueberry fruit, cedar spice, black pepper with soft precise tannins in perfect balance owing to the harvesting of perfect fruit.
Lomond Belladonna SMV 2017
A classic Rhône blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Viognier. Juicy red fruit with ample black pepper and other spices and hints of floral notes. Rich and intense flavours of pepper, dark chocolate and spice with soft, silky tannins.
Enjoy a delectable Cheese, Meat and Trout platter or a Lomond platter. All comes served with preservatives, pickles, seasonal fruits, crackers and bread.
The Tasting Room overlooks the dam and provides guests with unparalleled views of the farm, vineyards and the valley. Opt for a wine tasting in the lounge area or enjoy a more laid-back afternoon el fresco (that’s if the wine doesn’t blow you away) and relax on the shores of the dam and enjoy a flight of award-winning cool climate wines, along with a fresh, locally sourced platter.
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