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.
Address:Dwarsrivier Farm, Cederberg, Clanwilliam, 8135, South Africa
Max & Moritz Favourite wine:Cederberg Sauvignon Blanc
Tasting Room:daily from 09:00 to 16:30 h
Winemaker: David Nieuwoudt
Fifth generation winemaker David Nieuwoudt took over the farm, located in the remote Cederberg mountain range, from his family.
The farm once served as a fruit farm. To this day, he remains true to his vision of turning the grapes planted by his grandfather into first-class wine.
Situated at about 1000 metres above sea level and completely enclosed by land, the Cederberg Winery therefore offers unique conditions for winegrowing. This particularity is unmistakably reflected in the wines.
The rainfall of the Cederberg varies between 450 and 800 mm per year.