Background

Background
EST. 1956, Klawer Wine Cellar is the gateway to the Olifants River Valley and offers a warm and friendly welcome to visitors. Just outside the town and a stone's throw from the N7 route, the impressive facade of Klawer Cellar dominates.

Our aim is to produce top quality wines, for everyone's taste-preferability. Klawer wines include a comprehensive variety of dry whites and reds, as well as sparkling wine and the most delicious dessert wines.

The small town, Klawer, lies at the foot of the Matzikama Mountains on the banks of the beautiful wine-producing Olifants River valley. With the majestic Matzikama Mountains in the east and the Olifants River in the west, Klawer offers the visitor a tranquil countryside, emerald green vineyards, magnificent wildflowers, combined with the well-known hospitality of the West Coast. Klawer is less than 3 hours drive (300km)  north of Cape Town on the N7. It’s also a central point from where places like Vredendal, Lutzville, Vanrhynsdorp, and Clanwilliam. Klawer is the perfect stop-over coming or going to Cape Town /  Namibia.

The town derives its name from the wild clover that grows profusely here, especially after good winter rains. During the flower season in Spring, depending on the preceding winter's rainfall, this arid landscape is transformed into a flower paradise.

The irrigation canal was constructed by Italian prisoners of war and is a unique sight in Klawer. This siphon draws water from the western to the eastern canal of the river and forms an integral part of the irrigation system of the Olifants River Valley. This irrigation scheme is an open concrete canal system (280km of main canals and 60km of secondary canals) and originates in the Bulshoek Dam close to Clanwilliam.

The Olifants River truly is the vein of the Olifants River Valley. The agricultural activities offer a variety of fruit and vegetables such as table grapes, potatoes, watermelon, cucumbers, tomatoes, and many more. These fruits and vegetables are also exported to the international market.

Klawer Wine Cellars has become a major player in the area, as a leading producer of quality wines. We do not only produce our own wines but for several neighboring wineries as well.

Klawer Wine Cellars has become a major player in the area, as a leading producer of quality wines within a short space of time. Not only does it produce its own wines, it matures wines for many neighboring wineries as well.

Visitors can also taste and purchase award-winning wines at our tasting room, which is also filled with some exceptional local products to take home as gifts, or simply just a sweet reminder of our valley.

Tel: +27 27 216 1530     Fax: +27 27 216 1561     Email: ontvangs@klawerwyn.co.za
Birdfield Farm, N7 P.O. Box 8 , Klawer, 8145, South Africa