Our Winery and History
Jacie Oosthuizen, whose family has farmed fruit, vegetables and export Proteas, attracted a few passionate wine lovers to invest in a dream of owning a cellar thar produces iconic, world class wines. This marked the establishment of Lord’s Wines 2003.
The wine farm of 33ha is part of the original Oosthuizen farmland and the name “Lord’s” is a result of Jacie’s devotion to the game of cricket and its home – Lord’s Home of Cricket – in North West London.
The cellar, which holds all the modern equipment to produce world class wines, was built in time to receive the maiden harvest in 2006 and bears testament to the involvement and energy of Lord’s shareholders. The market reaction was positive and the maiden Pinot Noir was soon sold out.
This terroir was identified as being suitable for an exclusive winery, capable of producing grapes of high quality from specially selected cultivars. The concept of terroir was the main influence in choosing the right cultivars for Lord’s Wines.
Situated between 480m and 500m above sea level, temperatures remain cool and flavours are well preserved in the grapes.
Vineyard slopes vary from facing east to south-east giving the grapes slightly less sunlight hours and lower temperatures than in the valley, being ideal for preserving the natural acidity and pH in the grapes of varieties such as Pinot Noir.
At Lord's we strive to represent our specific terroir in the characteristics of our wine.
Experience our wines by doing an exclusive tasting with the Winemaker at the Lord's cellar outside McGregor.
Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 16:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00
The countryside surrounding Lord’s vineyards is abundant with outstanding flora and bird life. Particularly prominent are the many varieties of Protea. In landscaping around the cellar and vineyards, it is Lord's aim to preserve all the indigenous beauty that nature has provided.