Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa

Everyone has a job on this busy farm, even the geese are inspanned to keep the snails at bay.

Everyone has a job on this busy farm, even the geese are inspanned to keep the snails at bay.

 

 

working FARM

At Groot Phesantekraal there is never a dull moment. The entire Brink family is involved in the farming operation. So while the Groot Phesantekraal wines are their pride and joy, they also farm with various grains, sheep and cattle.

Surrounding the farmstead are rolling wheat fields and canola, meandering flocks of sheep and herds of cattle, and even a few buffalo, eland and springbok just to keep life interesting. It is a working farm in the true sense of the word, so listen out for the whirr of a tractor, and watch out for a combine harvester which might briefly hold up the traffic.

working

farm

At Groot Phesantekraal there is never a dull moment. The entire Brink family is involved in the farming operation. So while the Groot Phesantekraal wines are their pride and joy, they also farm with various grains, sheep and cattle.

Surrounding the farmstead are rolling wheat fields and canola, meandering flocks of sheep and herds of cattle, and even a few buffalo, eland and springbok just to keep life interesting. It is a working farm in the true sense of the word, so listen out for the whirr of a tractor, and watch out for a combine harvester which might briefly hold up the traffic.

 

Traditionally the Durbanville area has been known as a wheat and wine farming area and Groot Phesantekraal is no different. Vineyards interspersed with wheatfields, stretch out from the ‘werf’ as far as the eye can see.

But that is not all … Farmers like farming, and so they tend to try out other things too. We are very proud of our herd of Hereford cattle, and our flock of locally bred Dohne Merinos have to be kept far away from the juicy grapes during harvest time.

Similarly, we grow more than just wheat, in fact we grow legumes, lucerne, canola, barley and oats as well

Driving up the farm road, you might be lucky enough to spot buffalo, eland, red hartebeest, kudu, springbok or fallow deer

 

Traditionally the Durbanville area has been known as a wheat and wine farming area and Groot Phesantekraal is no different. Vineyards interspersed with wheatfields, stretch out from the ‘werf’ as far as the eye can see.

But that is not all … Farmers like farming, and so they tend to try out other things too. We are very proud of our herd of Hereford cattle, and our flock of locally bred Dohne Merinos have to be kept far away from the juicy grapes during harvest time.

Similarly, we grow more than just wheat, in fact we grow legumes, lucerne, canola, barley and oats as well

Driving up the farm road, you might be lucky enough to spot buffalo, eland, red hartebeest, kudu, springbok or fallow deer