O N E I R I C; pronounced “Oh! – ne – rik” borrowed from Greek terminology and roughly translated as ‘dream’ is exactly that – a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the cool-climate Elgin Valley.
Unique amongst South African wineries, more than three-quarters of the scenic farm has been preserved as natural habitat—an oasis where oak trees pepper the landscape, geese and ducks swim the dams, and caracal, duikers and hares have been spotted roaming the hills. The property includes eight hectares of grapevines, two hectares apple trees, half a hectare olive trees, a lake, four trout dams and an exquisite picnic area. The diversity of ecosystems on the estate encourages beneficial insects and a myriad of bird species, including raptors and resident owl pairs.
A recent addition to the farm is the green house, where new trees and flowers are grown from seed. Over the course of three years over 2000 trees have been planted on Oneiric. Ensuring greater ecological richness of their property and an opportunity for visitors to share Oneiric’s breathtaking vistas through hospitality.
The Pascall’s call the farm home and welcome guests to enjoy their backyard through the Oneiric Tasting/Picnic facilities.
The vines are unique in that the slopes suit the varieties planted there, the cooler sites house the Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and the warmer sites the red cultivars. The Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay show great freshness and natural acidity and the red wines are of a fuller style with dark fruit and spice not generally encountered in the Elgin area.
Our wines showcase the typical character of the individual grape, which are representative of their terroir and produced in limited quantities. All our wines are well balanced, structured and of outstanding quality. They have depth and complexity to fully compliment fine cuisine.
Both the vineyards and the landscape combine to form the spectacular backdrop that together make Oneiric “dreamy.”