Grown in the cool tip of Africa winds

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 Agulhas Wine Triangle, 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 the Black Oystercatcher, we operate according to our wine-making philosophy: working the land with the least possible interference in the most natural way.

As a boutique winery, we do not enter wine competitions and we believe that our wines speak for themselves.

And we welcome you to the Black Oystercatcher Farm to come and taste our wines for yourself. We offer a premium tasting, comparative tastings and a vertical tasting. Over the festive season, we’re also including a delicious pairing. So enjoy our wines paired with an array of mouth-watering chocolate, or paired with carefully-curated jams on fresh bread. Alternatively, simply order a tasting tray and enjoy your tasting on our veranda, in your own time. Here’s our full tasting offering. 






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. Cold fermentation and three separate selective hand pickings were used to add to the complexity and flavour of the wine. Buy online


Full details. We are sure you will enjoy the pleasurable aroma and taste of this 100 % Shiraz as much as we do. Buy online.

Black Oystercatcher Reserve Range

Sauvignon blanc  | Blanc fumé  | Semillon 







Our wines are listed in the USA, Europe and South Africa in wine shops and restaurants.

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

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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!

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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

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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