Van Loveren has been in the Retief family since 1937 when Hennie Retief snr acquired the land in the Robertson Valley and named it after Christina van Loveren, an ancestor of his new bride, Jean van Zyl. When his sons, Nico & Wynand joined him on the farm they acquired more land and in 1980, 500 cases of Premium Grand Cru, the first bottled Van Loveren wine, was launched. Today Nico and Wynand’s sons are running the company side by side. Hennie and Neil are the viticulturists, Bussell the winemaker and Phillip looks after the commercial side of the business. From humble beginnings Van Loveren has grown to become South Africa’s leading family-owned winery, known for its consistency, quality and innovation.
Visit South Africa’s leading family owned winery and stroll through our lush gardens where the trees all tell their own unique story. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Christina’s Bistro. Choose from a variety of food & wine pairings, such as; chocolate and wine, cheese and wine, charcuterie and wine, nuts, nougat and wine and even a kids tasting platter. Wheelchair friendly, tour busses welcome, hiking, cellar- and garden tours, MTB and bird watching
MTB Trails & Rental
Explore the wine farm by mountain bike with a range of routes for every level of skill, including for families.
There are three mountain bike routes that offer amazing views of the farm and the valley. The routes range from an easy, scenic route for families to routes of intermediate difficulty that will keep fitter riders occupied for a few hours. You can bring your own bike or rent one from the farm.
The routes all start and end at the Van Loveren tasting room, where riders can cool down afterwards. Kindly arrange your permits in advance if you plan to start the ride before our trading hours.
Our yearly JAVA MTB EVENT always gets the blood pumping, taking participants through vineyards, across the Breede river and along the Elandsberg mountain.