Luddite Wines is a small family winery situated on the Eastern slopes of the Houw Hoek Mountains.  Niels and Penny Verburg started in 1999 with the sole aim of making world class Shiraz.
Since then, 8.5ha of vineyards and 480 olive trees have been planted.  Every effort is made, as the name states, to make wines with minimal interferance and maximum integraty.  The Luddite Shiraz has since been joined by a Chenin Blanc and the very successful Saboteur White & Red Blends.
The family tradition continues with their daughter, Alice, joining the winemaking team.  This has given the cellar and wines a feminine touch.
We are one of the few farms where the general public can taste with the owner/winemaker and pick up a bottle of the sort after Luddite Olive Oil.
We look forward to seeing you.

Niels Verburg
Sharon Maurer
028 284 9308
083 444 3537
09h00 – 16h00
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Recent News by Luddite

Luddite Wines – Vineyard News 2019

What an exciting time of the year all flushed, bright and green. Training and shaping young vines to form the backbone and arms to bear fruit for the future, now that we have had some meaningful rain these young vines will grow at a rapid rate and hopefully fill the cordon wire by the end […]

It’s exciting to be a grape!

I start off as a little flower and slowly get bigger in the shape of a little rugby ball.  I’m green and hard and very sour.  But as the days get longer and the sun gets hotter, I start tanning.  But I don’t go red . . . I go a lovely dark purple.  And […]

Wingerd Vark

A friend once asked me if I get bored on the farm after growing up in the City – my morning has been spent hunting piglets that my sow has decided she does not want. She is literally walking in the fields, stopping, giving birth and then carrying on eating and rooting. We have had […]