ABOUT US

We’ve been dreaming about this project for years and to finally see it all come together, makes one believe that miracles do happen.

Our Restaurant (Ke-Monate) is all about eating great food and enjoying a selection of our very own Signal Gun Wines along with superb wines from Durbanville Wine Valley, which are sure to satisfy all tastes.

We also have facilities for conferences and functions.

We try to provide an all-in-one setting for all our clients – something to enjoy for young and old.

Hooggelegen has been in the family for over five generations and is one of the oldest family owned wine farms in the Durbanville area. The size of the farm is 220 hectares of which 95 hectares are under vines. We use a small part of the annual harvest to produce approximately 6500 cases of wine a year.

MJ de Wit, our first wine maker, started making the Signal Gun wines in 2006 as a hobby. Over the years it developed into an award winning range of wines some of them being our Sea Smoke Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Signal Gun Rose, Signal Gun Merlot and some more.

Why the name Signal Gun?

The VOC installed more than 50 cannons on hills and mountains around the Cape to form a signal gun chain that could call the Burgher Militia to defend the Cape. This signal gun chain extended from Signal Hill, Cape Town via Durbanville to Citrusdal in the North West, Worcester in the north and via Tygerberg to Suurbraak beyond Swellendam in the east. We still have the original Signal Gun on our farm and use this cannon and a few others that are still in good working order to fire shots on joyous occasions.

For any enquiries, details about the wines of pricelists contact Wine Sales wine@signalgun.com)

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