An atmosphere of peaceful calm greets visitors to the Jacobsdal Landzicht Winery. Rows and rows of vineyards confirm skilful cultivation. Harvest time brings bustle and excitement as the harvesters fill their baskets with ripe grapes.
With a well-established culture and tradition of fruity delicate wines, Landzicht Wine Cellar continues to build on expertise going back as far as 1969, when the first positive step for viticulture was taken at the general meeting of the Riet River Farmers Society. Founding the cellar in 1974 was born from the belief that Jacobsdal is the ideal place for viticulture. The local red sand (blown in from the Kalahari) and the naturally occurring lime content make the soil ideal for vineyards. And water is plentiful due to a canal system from the PK Le Roux Dam on the Orange River.
Landzicht Winery cultivates noble grape cultivars – including Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and red and white Muscadels. The cellar is playing a leading role in the national and international wine markets – winning awards almost annually. The winery also supplies wine to some of the local airlines, and so passengers can enjoy some Free State wine – ensuring that the word spreads that the Boland area of the Western Cape is not the only place wine is made in South Africa.
Landzicht welcomes visitors for tastings and tours. A charming lapa is available with braai (barbeque) facilities, and can accommodate about 45 people.
There are two cellars – one in Jacobsdal and one in Douglas.