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Distinctive wines

From the cool tip of Africa

Distinctive wines

From the cool tip of Africa

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|| We are closed due to #lockdown ||

The Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm is closed from 25 March, and throughout the 21-day #LockDownSA period.

What does this mean?
– Our restaurant, venue, tasting room and cottages are closed from 25 March until further notice;
– All online orders are closed for now;
– Our farming activities continue, as set out by government regulations.

Stay healthy, stay at home and make the most of this time with family. We look forward to welcoming you back to Black Oystercatcher in due course.

Book a Table

Phone +27 (0) 28 482 1618

OR send us a WhatsApp on 072 561 4223


Booking essential

To book a table at our restaurant, please either give us a ring on the landline or send a WhatsApp to 072 561 4223.
(Please note: If you don’t get through immediately via the landline, we may be experiencing loadshedding, which could impact on our landline. Try to WhatsApp us instead.)


The Black Oystercatcher is a family-run wine farm at the cool southernmost tip of Africa.

Our unique region crafts our cool-climate wines, creating penetrating fruit flavours, and a distinctive minerality. But we’re more than a winery: we’re a destination. That means we offer quality meals – served in our Restaurant, and prepared as the seasons dictate. Enjoy a wine tasting and shop for local crafts and produce in our Tasting Room & Gift Shop. And stay over in our Self-Catering Cottages overlooking the biodiversity-rich Agulhas Plain.


on all our Black Oystercatcher Wines!

There’s no need to leave your house. Simply order your Black Oystercatcher wines online, and they’ll be delivered straight to your door, FOR FREE.

(Because of the Coronavirus spread, we’ve decided to cover your delivery costs in South Africa when ordering online. AND you only need buy a minimum of ONE case to be delivered.)

#SupportLocal #ShopOnline #WineShop

Join our Black Oystercatcher Wine Club.
here are loads of reasons to join – like access to exclusive wines, pre-releases and early bird access to our event tickets.

As a #BOCWineClub member, you’ll also join an exclusive gathering of wine lovers. Together you’ll accompany founder and winemaker Dirk Human on his winemaking journey, crafting our cool-climate favourites here at the cool tip of Africa

How to spend a day at the Black Oystercatcher

A fresh dining experience


Enjoy a fresh dining experience, set in a relaxed country atmosphere at our Restaurant. Here fresh food, complimenting our boutique wines, is prepared to order and enjoyed at leisure. We serve produce straight from our own garden that grows as the seasons dictate. Booking essential: +27 (0) 28 482 1618 or WhatsApp 072 561 4223.

Tue to Sun – 11:00 to 14:30. Closed: Mon
Festive Season: Mon to Sun – 11:00 to 14:30

Our historic Tasting Room


Taste our Black Oystercatcher wine and Fraser’s Folly craft beer in our Tasting Room – including our unique reserve range. The building forms part of the original farmstead, dating back to the early 1900s. And it still retains its exposed original brickwork.
Find out more.

Tue to Sun – 09:00 to 16:00. Closed: Mon
Festive Season: Mon to Sun – 09:00 to 16:00

Taste our cool-climate wines


The boutique Black Oystercatcher Wines are made from the intensely fruity grapes, formed in Cape Agulhas’ extreme growing conditions. The constant coastal winds, marginal soils and unique geology create our compact berries, and ultimately our wines. 
Find out more.

Don’t forget the craft beer


Fraser’s Folly craft beer is brewed on the Black Oystercatcher Wine Farm. We converted an old shed into the brewhouse – where we brew the only English-style craft beer in South Africa, under the watchful eye of brewmaster, Fraser Crighton.
Find out more.

A wedding to remember


We know and understand how to celebrate true love and the beginnings of a new and exciting journey – as partners. Like our Black Oystercatcher birds that pair for life, we also believe in partnership. Together we’ll create a truly unforgettable day for you. Find out more.

Local crafts and produce


In our Gift Shop (in the Tasting Room), you’ll find a variety of local products and crafts – like home-made crockery, stylish leather bags, and a range of sensuous beauty products. Our products are carefully selected – showcasing the region’s quality goods.
Find out more.

Cottages in the countryside


The cottages overlook our veggie gardens and the striking shades of green of the Agulhas Plain. Each cottage is semi-equipped (cottages have kitchen utensils and a microwave, but no oven). Enjoy activities like birding, hiking or cycling; or simply settle down to revel in the fresh air and country lifestyle found on a working farm. Make a booking.

Dedicated to conservation


The property forms part of the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (SMA), the first venture of its kind in the country. Through the SMA, 25 landowners, including those wine farms that make up the Elim wine ward, are working together to manage their land collectively. Find out more.

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