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    The Versatile Chardonnay Grape

    Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety. Used exclusively in the production of White Burgundy and Chablis, many of the great white wines of the world are made from Chardonnay. Chardonnay is a versatile grape and can be grown successfully in a wide......

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    5 Interesting Merlot Facts

    Merlot was originally made famous in Bordeaux where it is the most widely planted red cultivar.  Along with cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec and petite verdot, it is one of the five varieties used to make red wine in Bordeaux. Here are 5 very interesting......

  • Wine Club

    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

    Wine Tasting

    Contact Hendrika Hanekom on 023 340 4121 or email her at to book a wine tasting. Please take note that we require a 24 hour advance notice.

  • Jan Braai

    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.

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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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