Het Vlock Casteel
Het Vlock Casteel is a family concern, producing a vast variety of estate-grown produce since 2002. This is not where it all began, however: 2008 marked the 50th anniversary of Vlok family’s way of life at the foot of Kasteelberg. Patriarch Attie Vlok – father, grandfather, great-grandfather, innovative farmer and friend to many – left behind a lasting legacy, with seven of his nine children, and many of his grandchildren, involved in agriculture.
Second-generation farmer, Johan Vlok, uses a biodynamic-equilibrium method of farming. His wife, food scientist Ansie, is an olive and preserve specialist. Their son, Johan, is already following in his father’s footsteps in ensuring that the farming legacy is going from strength to strength.
The Het Vlock Casteel range includes wine (Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chenin Blanc); olives (pickled, smoked and dried, and as relishes, jams, chutneys and pastes) and olive oil; balsamic vinegar; dukka; honey; waterblommetjie chutney, watermelon and fig preserves, pomegranate and other dessert toppings and jams; health rusks (made with olive oil); raisins; Kaapsejongens (grapes in brandy), boerejongens (raisins in brandy/gin) and boeremeisjes (apricots in gin); chutneys; and chilli sauces.
Wine Tastings and Sales
Mon – Fri from 09:00 to 17:00
Saturday from 09:00 to 14:00
Public holidays: 09:00 to 14:00
Closed on Sundays, Good Friday & Christmas day