• Paul Cluver

Paul Cluver

The Paul Cluver estate is a 4th generation family business that has been farming in the Elgin Valley for more than 120 years. They are proud to have pioneered Elgin as a premium wine growing region. Their focus is on producing world class wines that reflect the unique terroir of the valley. They strive to achieve this while being mindful of their actions both on the environment and on the community. Their wines are a benchmark of the region.

Influenced by altitude, slope, prevailing winds and sunlight interception the cool Elgin terrior leads to extended ripening period on the vine. Later ripening, closer to autumn, mean considerable diurnal temperature variation. This slows down sugar development, allowing the accumulation of more aroma, flavor and the retention of higher acidity. Resulting in naturally balanced wine with complex flavors.

The Elgin valley’s geography and climate makes it unique. The average height of the vines is between 300 and 400 meters above sea-level; the highest lying vineyards being 500 meters above sea-level. The family pursues sustainable agriculture and has been given international recognition for its farming practices. Mindful of our social responsibility, the family has founded and continues to mentor two schools and the Thandi empowerment project.