Just a few days left here in South Africa and we found ourselves at the Southern most point of this Continent.
We have been following @BOC onTwitter for a while and hoped that we would get a chance to visit.
The farm is situated between the small towns of Elim, Bredasdorp and Agulhas, in the Overberg region in South Africa. In 1998, Dirk and his family decided to plant vines on their property in this area. Dirk’s knowledge of the land with its sand plains, wetlands, extensive limestone and calcareous dunes enabled him to select the perfect location for the Black Oystercatcher’s vineyards.
In 2003, the first boutique wines were bottled. Dirk named the new wines after the rare Black Oyster catcher birds, which, like the grapes, thrive along the coastline around the cool tip of Africa.
In 2008, Dirk again lived his dream, opening the Black Oystercatcher Restaurant, we had a great lunch here and then purchased some wines to export to the UK.