McGregor

McGregor is a small village in the foothills of the Riviersonderend mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is roughly 150 km east of Cape Town. It is located in the Breede River Winelands Municipality. The village was established in 1861 and was originally called Lady Grey. It was renamed in 1905 in honour of Rev. Andrew McGregor, who had been the Dutch Reformed Church minister of the Robertson District for forty years. It has become somewhat of a magnet for alternative lifestyles. The village irrigation system dates back many years. The edge of the streets have a water channel fed from the town dam. Each landowner has a slot allocated during the week where they get a few minutes to an hour of the channel flowing into their property, with the time allocated being a function of the size of the property. Sun soaked soils and fresh mountain water makes the area ideal for producing high quality grapes and wines.

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DeKaap Vineyards are located three kilometres outside of the town of Mcgregor and the homestead dates back to circa 1880

DeKaap Vineyards

DeKaap Vineyards are located three kilometres outside of the town of Mcgregor and the homestead dates back to circa 1880 . This historic home was gutted by fire some years back after which Carrick and Aimee Campbell and their family set out to lovingly restore the property and ran a country restaurant for some years .
There are 25 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines , as well as much younger Malbec , Cabernet Franc , and Grenache Noir Vines surrounding the homestead .
It was recently purchased by William Wilson who resides on the property . William looks after the grape production and vineyard maintenance .
The annual harvest is sent to winemaker Lourens van der Westhuisen , owner of Arendsig Estate in Robertson , where he produces Cabernet Sauvignon and Blanc de Noir wines of exceptional quality under the deKaap brand .
These single vineyard wines are made with minimal interference throughout vinification . During fermentation natural yeast is used and no enzymes. Maturation takes place in neutral vessels to bring through the unique vineyard character .