The Cloof wine farm lies off the beaten track in Darling, a coastal wine region on the Western Cape of South Africa. It was established in 1998 by two winemakers, Christopher Van Dieren and Frederick Kalumpie. In Afrikaans the word “Kloof” has a similar origin to the English word Cleft, and refers to a gap or gorge between two hills. They spell it with a “C” in the old fashioned Dutch way, and their logo symbolises the contours of a ploughed hillside. Cloof are acknowledged as an environmental leader in the wine industry for their commitment to conservation, and have won many eco awards for their pledges to sustainable farming. They specialise in the production of world-class, award winning wines from dry farmed land, the vast majority of which is planted with bush-vines. Their wines are rich in flavours and textures, and for wines of this quality represent tremendous value for money.