Cape Mediterranean Design in Touch with Nature in South Africa
The architect Alex Walker designed and created this South African winery with winemaker Kevin Arnold. The winery is situated in the middle of a citrus orchard and surrounded by lavender and rosemary, creating a unique sensory experience. The courtyard, in the center of the winery has a fountain surrounded large plane trees.
The sustainability practices of the Waterford Estate play a great role in demonstrating our respect for nature and the environment. Only half of the property is planted under vines and orchards, the remainder is dedicated to the preservation and growth of the indigenous fynbos. Waterford Estate’s farm manager and winemaker, David Van Schalkwyk and Mark Le Roux respectively, work hand in hand to ensure the implementation of the best practices for the longevity of the land and its vines, citrus and olive trees.
Waterford Estate has its origins in a very special partnership between Jeremy & Leigh Ord and Kevin Arnold in creating a brand that shared one dream: a winery at which a carefree “joie de vivre”, the beauty of nature and its fruits are appreciated and celebrated. This love and intention can be felt when visiting Waterford Estate.
Waterford Estate is located in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley on the slopes of the Helderberg. There is a strong focus on first-class wines as well as hospitality which has resulted in ‘Best in Wine Tourism Services’ Award a number of years running.