The Luddite Winery
lies on the eastern slopes of the Houw Hoek Mountain
, in the wine-growing region of Overberg. The winery was Founded in 1999
and covers just 25.5 hectares. Initially, only Shiraz grapes were grown. Over time, another passion was added with the Chenin Blanc grape. But also other varieties. The owners, the couple Penny and Niels Verburg
, do not think anything of modern techniques and additives in viticulture. The high quality and naturalness of its wine products is implemented by the winery Luddite Wines in the name Luddite.
This goes back to a revolutionary named Ned Ludd from the 18th century
Accordingly, the mild Mediterranean climate is influenced by the nearby sea and gives the vines on the southeastern slopes of the Houw Hoek Mountains a slow and long growing season. This is also contributed by the Soils in the Bot River Valley
with. They consist of clay and decomposed Schiefer. For this reason, moisture is stored for a long time and makes additional irrigation of the vines unnecessary