Harvest 2014 Update

We have taken in all our white grapes and we are now patiently waiting on the reds to grace us with their presence. We sampled this week and it looks like we will be taking the Shiraz into the cellar 1st, followed by the Merlot. The Cabernet Sauvignon still has some ripening to do. We have 5 dry tanks already and the cellar is blossoming with a wonderful aroma. The wines are tasting phenomenal and we are very excited to get blending and tasting through all the tanks.

Harvest 2014!

Harvest 2014 in full swing at Black Oystercatcher Wines. We have brought in all the grapes for the Rose, with only 20 tons of SB still to be brought into the cellar. It has definitely been a challenging year with all the unusual rain, followed by very warm days, but the fermenting juice is tasting great and we are excited about the wines that are being produced this year. We will be bringing in the Semillon portion of our White Pearl next week and then it is a game of patience, waiting for our red grapes to reach their full potential on the vines before bringing them into the cellar.

Valentine's Day with Black Oystercatcher Wines

#ValentinesDay Rose being harvested and crushed today! Come enjoy some wine and lunch with us on this #LoveDay! 

Black Oystercatcher Season Programme 2013

Are you visiting the Struisbaai, Bredasdorp, Hermanus, Elim, Gansbaai, L'Agulhas, Arniton area this festive season? Come and visit us at Black Oystercatcher. We have an exciting season programme lined up for you!


26 & 27 DECEMBER 2013 [ 11h00 - 17h00 ]

Black Oystercatcher Sauvignon Blanc & Oyster Festival 
(with the Professors Duo)

Join us for our annual Sauvignon Blanc and Oyster Festival and enjoy our cool climate Sauvignon Blanc with fresh oysters and live music, for that ultimate summer holiday perfection. Join Event on Facebook. View Photo Gallery.

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28 DECEMBER 2013 [ 11h00 - 17h00 ]

Black Oystercatcher Traditional Food and Music Day 
(with the Baardskeerdersbos Orkes)

Take a walk back in time and live the true Elim experience with its traditional food and music. The Baardskeerdersbos Orkes will be entertaining you with old classics like "Rooispan from Bredasdorp". Join Event on Facebook. View Gallery.

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28 DECEMBER 2013 [ 11h00 - 17h00 ]

Black Oystercatcher Vineyard to Wetland Cycle Challenge and Picnic Day 
(with the Zwelihle Marimba Band)

Get active and come experience the beautiful area on your bicycle or join us for a fun filled and relaxed Picnic day. Join Event on FacebookView Photo Gallery.

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Our newly renovated Black Oystercatcher Cottages

Come and experience the Strandveld!

We have some exciting news to share! Our 4 newly renovated self-catering cottages are now available, offering you the perfect country getaway and a chance to experience the Strandveld in a new way!

Read more: Black Oystercatcher Cottages

Upcoming Events: Elim Wine & Food Celebration 2013!

Join us at Strandveld Vineyards for this year's
Elim Wine & Food Celebration 2013!


It is time once again to celebrate all that is the Elim area, with the finest cool climate wines, only the best locally-sourced foods and live music to jazz up the atmosphere. We invite you to come and join in the fun and laughter with activities for the whole family. This year's celebration will be held at Strandveld Vineyards - where we are delighted to showcase all the 'Wine of Origin Elim' brands under one roof.

The local and fresh produce market will have something for everyone to enjoy. Back by popular demand, The Zwelihle Marimba band will be here to entertain us and create a lively, festive vibe. Get active - for one day only the gates will be open and you will have the unique opportunity to cycle (70, 30 and 10km races) through nature-filled routes not normally accessible, including the Nuwejaars Wetland Protected Environment and the Agulhas National Park. Come and try out the Strandveld landscape for our 10km trail run. The day will be filled with activities and entertainment for the whole family. See a demonstration of a local farmer using his sheepdogs creatively to manage and herd the flocks, Daniel Griffen will perform mounted archery and you will be able to visit the Nuwejaars' buffaloes.

Join our 1km Black Oystercatcher Braai for Conservation

Black Oystercatcher, part of the Nuwejaars Wetland Protected Environment (responsible for the introduction of hippos and buffalo into the area and hosting the quagga breeding project) is excited to host the first of what we hope will be annual Black Oystercatcher 1 km Heritage Day Braai for Conservation.

Our goal is to have a 1 km continuous braai with one grid every 5 m. We have cleared a 1 km x 10 m wide strip of alien trees, to supply us with braai wood for this fun-filled Heritage Braai. This area will be inspected and cleared annually to ensure the sustainable conservation of this wetland.

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Women's Day at Black Oystercatcher

Join us on 9 August 2013 for Women's Day at Black Oystercatcher. Ever lady receives a free glass of rose in celebration of this day.

Upcoming Events

The Black Oystercatcher team will be showcasing our wines at these upcoming events. Come meet us and taste our new vintages.

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