The stunning vineyards on the Journeys End Estate were purchased and replanted by the Gabb family in 1996.
This beautiful location in the Helderberg Basin near Sir Lowry’s Pass benefits from South facing slopes and cool coastal breezes. The Schaapenberg Terroir with its sea facing slopes has started to draw comparison with some of Bordeaux’s best with some exceptional wines emerging from the area.
2010 saw the completion of a brand new state of the art boutique winery set in the heart of the vineyards.
The consistently strong run of top wine awards achieved by Journey’s End are testament to its status as one of South Africa’s most premium wine Estates.
The community of Sir Lowry's Pass Village was traditionally neglected as the South African Government and charities have been focussing on the larger areas of Nomzamo and Khayelitsha. Our aim therefore is to focus on uplifting a community plagued by low sociio economic conditions. Our main vehicle for channeling resources into the community is the local church and we work closely with Pastors Johnny Clink and Leister Allies to improve conditions and opportunity. READ MORE
We have selected rootstocks and clones of the highest quality that are most suitable for our South West facing slopes. Rigorous pruning ensures very low yields – our business model is based on 2.5 tons per acre (well below the magic 3 tons per acre perceived as the benchmark for premium grapes). We use natural pesticides to retain the areas biodiversity and work closely with nature in the vineyard. As well as achieving IPW and BWI Champion status, we hope to be ISO 9022 by 2012.
At Journey’s End we produce 4 varietal wines - each with their own complex character, each unique yet true to the terroir. Minimum interference with fruit is the centre of our winemaking philosophy. Only the very best French oak is used to add complexity and elegance to these wines.
Meet the team