Alvi's Drift Wine
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about us

Off the beaten tourist track …

If you plan to visit us, and we appreciate those of you who make the journey, we would like to inform you of our tasting facilities to avoid confusion or disappointment. We are off the beaten tourist track and consequently don’t have a full time staffed tasting room.

However, we do have a nice tasting venue and you will be welcomed with open arms when you arrive. Our only request is that you ring and make an appointment 48 hours in advance. This is to ensure that we have people available to make your visit a memorable one.

Please also note that due to local government systems being what they are, we have not been given permission to erect signs at this point in time.

Directions are available on the website here. We will look forward to your visit.

Contact Hendrika Hanekom on 023 340 4121

or email her at to make a booking.

  • Wine Club

    Join our wine club and receive 12 bottles delivered to your door every 3 months. Choose between a white blend package, red blend package or mixed blend package.

  • Wine Tasting

    By appointment only! Contact Hendrika Hanekom on 023 340 4121 or email her at to book a wine tasting. We require a 24 hour advance notice.

  • Jan Braai

    Alvi’s Drift partnered up with S.A. Braai Master, Jan Braai, to produce a lovely tasting Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Shiraz. Both wines are available from our online shop.

About Alvi’s Drift Wine

Alvi’s Drift wines are produced at Alvi’s Drift Private Cellar in the pristine Breede River Valley in the Western Cape of South Africa. The cellar and farm are owned and operated by the 2nd and 3rd generations of the van der Merwe family.

Alvi’s Drift Private Cellar takes its name from the low water bridge crossing the Breede River on the family farm which is know as Alfalfa. Alfalfa is a 7,000ha property owned by the van der Merwe family with 410 ha dedicated to 19 grape varieties. Chenin Blanc and Pinotage are specialties.

Built by Albertus Viljoen (Alvi) van der Merwe (the 1st) in 1928 to allow access to the family property, the drift became known locally as Alvi’s Drift. The property includes a game reserve with eland, springbok, ostriches and gemsbok among others.


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