Heron Ridge is a very small wine farm on Winery Road. Boasting a sea view from Cape
Point to Hangklip the terroir is a dream for wine making as the temperature remains
below 35 degrees Celsius which helps the vines ripen their fruit slowly and evenly.
New vines were planted in 1999, two thirds Shiraz and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon
and until this year the wine was a blend of both.
“Everything at Heron Ridge is done by hand. When we’re not ploughing, spraying,
picking, racking or blending, we’re wrapping bottles one by one.” -
Be sure to stay up to date with our latest updates by following us at our blog and
A cellar was built on the farm in 2002 to hold 30 tons and the wine is grown and
made by the owner Peter Orpen with help from viticulture expert Paul Wallace and
some very special winemakers who have befriended him. The 2003 vintage received
a medal at the Fairburn Capital Trophy in 2004. It has also been selected for The
2008 Nederburg Wine Auction.