Distinctive wines from the cool tip of Africa
At the Black Oystercatcher Wines, we produce top quality wines of a world-class standard. Our grapes, grown in the cool tip of Africa winds in the Elim wine ward, are smaller than usual – with more intense flavours as a result.
Once the grapes are ripe, they are handpicked, and worked with in the softest possible way. At Black Oystercatcher Winery, we operate according to our wine-making philosophy: working the land with the least possible interference in the most natural way. Black Oystercatcher boutique wines have accumulated numerous awards since they were launched.
As a boutique Winery, we do not enter wine competitions and we believe that our wines speak for themselves. Why don’t you be the judge?
Black Oystercatcher’s new label and look
It’s been 6 months in the making… And finally here at Black Oystercatcher Wines we’re ready to launch our brand new logo, label and look. We believe it’s a look that better captures the essence of Black Oystercatcher Wines – and our partnership with you. Read more
Black Oystercatcher Wines‘ founder and winemaker Dirk Human shows the old and the new, following our brand redesign. Check the two Black Oystercatcher birds, and 4 soil layers of the Cape Agulhas region represented here. Latest vintages featuring the new labels have been available in selected restaurants and wine shops since December 2014, as well as at the winery.
Black Oystercatcher Wines
BLACK OYSTERCATCHER SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016
Full details. Given the cool climate of the southern-most wine ward, this region is an ideal Sauvignon Blanc production area. The cool breeze also ensures a naturally low pH level in the grapes – ideal for the ageability of the white wines. Only free run juice has been used in the making of the 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, ensuring the best quality. Cold fermentation and three separate selective handpickings were used to add to the complexity and flavour of the wine. Buy online
BLACK OYSTERCATCHER WHITE PEARL 2014
Full Details. The White Pearl 2014 is a distinctive wine – full-bodied, yet crisp. It is an aged Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc blend, with the Semillon handpicked, fermented and aged in 100 percent French oak barrels, and the Sauvignon Blanc selected from full ripe handpicked grapes. Buy online.
BLACK OYSTERCATCHER ROSé 2016
Full details. The 2016 Rosé is a blend of 59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot. Both portions of this blend are picked at an early stage, moderate skin contact is given and only the free-run juice is used with a cold fermentation technique. Buy online.
BLACK OYSTERCATCHER CABERNET MERLOT 2013
Full details. Both the varietals of this blend are handpicked and gently de-stemmed. They’re fermented, matured and aged independently in French oak barrels for 12 months and then meticulously blended. Buy online.
BLACK OYSTERCATCHER TRITON 2013
Find our wines in Restaurants or Wineshops near you.
Wine Tastings & Sales
Mon – Fri from 9:00 – 17:00. Sat from 10:00 – 14:30. Closed: Sundays.
Our ethical standards
Our winery and cellar is audited and certified by the Integrated Production of Wine (IPW) – showing our commitment to ethical, labour and environmental standards of best practice.
The Black Oystercatcher’s land has been dedicated to conservation. The property forms part of the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (SMA), the first conservation venture of its kind in the country.
What people say about our wines
Reviews from Real Time Wine
“Great mineral and Elim green figs. Fresh clean mouthfeel with refreshing acidity.” BubblesFerreira
“Lemon and lime flavours with green fig in the finish. Very nice wine!” DarranStone
“Pleasant Sauvignon Blanc. Classic cooler climate characteristics.” AlexGreenleaf
Reviews from Tripadvisor
“Wonderful in the winelands. A really relaxed and enjoyable venue. Great wine, amazing food and a stunning venue – well worth the trip to be there!
Reviews from Spit or Swallow
“Friendly service & lovely restaurant – food is great!” Elaine Matthee
“This Black Oystercatcher is so pumped out they even have a pool where guest can cool off in! What I really liked about this place was the unpretentious beauty that it displayed.” Anel Grobler
“Beautiful estate; love the setting. White Bordeaux blend is very nice!” Maggie Mostert
“Friendly place with good wines. Worth a visit.” Hennie Coetzee
What I Drank Last Night Blog
Elim investigated “The striking feature of Elim whites is how pure the fruit and bright the acidities. Although very good already, there was a feeling that as the vines became older and producers gained greater understanding of their terroir, the wines would only gain in flavour concentration and palate weight making them even better.” more
Love Wine Blog
Black Oystercatcher Wines “Not just for the Bird-watchers! The first aromas that jumped out of the glass were green pepper, herbaceousness and figs. The palate is well- balanced with tropical fruit, minerality and a crisp finish. Very special wines from a very special place!” more