The San and Khoi peoples inhabited the Cederberg area early on and left a rich heritage of rock art.
It was not until the mid-18th century that another group of people set foot in the Cederberg - the Nieuwoudt family.
The first Nieuwoudts arrived in South Africa in the early 1700s.
Almost 100 years later, their descendants moved to the Cederberg. In 1893, the present family moved to the Dwarsrivier farm, also known as the Cederberg Private Cellar and Sanddrif Holiday Resort.
Six generations ago, no one would have guessed that this rugged, fynbos-covered area on the edge of the succulent Karoo biome would one day become a high altitude Cape Winelands wine farm.
The farm itself is planted with only 66 hectares of vines.
Today, the award-winning wine estate is owned by David Nieuwoudt and is in its fifth generation.