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Iona Wines, Elgin

Award winning wines from Elgin

At 420m above sea-level, set high above the picturesque Elgin Valley, Andrew Gunn founded Iona.  It is here, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean that he has secured some of the coolest vineyards in the Cape.

In a country where cool climate vineyards are like gold dust, these vineyards are veritable nuggets. There is an extremely long growing season, harvesting up to 2 months after Stellenbosch, allowing Andrew to create wines with complex flavours and a fresh, elegant style. The approach is hands off and the land is farmed according to organic and biodynamic practices with a particular focus on ensuring the health of the soils whilst pests are kept under control by the resident flock of geese that roam the vineyards.