ABOUT US

Hooggelegen Farm, home of Signal Gun Wines, has been in the De Wit-family for over six generations, and is one of the oldest, family-owned wine farms in the Durbanville area.

In 2010, M.J de Wit and his wife, Estani, took over the management of the farm from their parents Ryk and Elmi. They had a vision of developing the farm into a family-friendly, food and wine destination. A wine brand, Signal Gun Wines, was founded and subsequently the opening of a restaurant to showcase their wines. A few years later the tasting room and a craft beer range followed.

We wanted to use the opportunity we received to diversify, and to share the farm’s offering with the public. We’re doing this by utilising the grapes, the beautiful setting and by adapting the original infrastructure to be more visitor-friendly.’ M.J. and Estani de Wit, owners.

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THE VINEYARDS

Hooggelegen, the historic wine farm, is 220 hectares in size of which 95 hectares are under vines. Most of the vineyards are east-facing, which makes optimum use of the late morning and midday sun. This results in much cooler slopes in the late afternoon. The cool Atlantic sea breeze in the summer season slows down the grapes’ ripening process, delivering smaller, but more flavour-intense berries. In turn, the effect of the south-easterly wind, known locally as the Cape Doctor, reduces the risk of disease.

Our single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc block, which is used to produce our Sea Smoke Sauvignon Blanc, is situated 455 meters above sea level, which makes it the highest vineyard in the Durbanville Wine Valley. The terroir consists of rocky, loam-rich soil with high water retention and cooling properties.

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.

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Wine of Origin
Durbanville, Cape Town

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Home Brewed
Craft Beers

MEET THE CREW

Our guys are a knowledgeable, working hard and very talented people.

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