An Evening with Winemaker Elizma Visser, Olifantsberg

In Tim Atkin’s 2021 South Africa Report Elizma was awarded the prestigious Young Winemaker of the Yearh Award.

‘Elizma loves the wines she makes, and has made it her ambition to translate the shale-soiled and windy terroir of the Breedekloof into pure and elegant wines. We always aim to have a natural approach as far as possible to ensure a true expression of the vineyards and minimal intervention throughout the lifetime of the wines’ Olifantsberg.

Olifantsberg Winery – based in the stunning Breedekloof in the Western Cape of South Africa, Olifantsberg make wines that reflect this unique location by focusing on hands-on viticulture that yields grapes that demand as little as possible intervantion in the cellar. The unforgiving conditions of the Breede River area are ideal for producing elegant wines with concentrated fruit and an appealing freshness.