Ormonde Private Cellar is situated on the West Coast of South Africa, where the rugged Darling hills roll and fall along the contours of a ancient granite intrusion. These molten rocks, forced from the earth to 300m above sea level, guard the Atlantic Ocean while banks of fog roll to the foot of the hills, blessing the vineyard with coolness and moisture. Our soil composition varies between deep homogeneous soils, rich in iron and organic matter and harsh glenrosa forms, derived from the granite. These deep soils provide the ideal cradle for our vines. The Cape Floral Kingdom is the richest reservoir of plant species in the world, comprising 9 600 species. The Darling wine region is home to 600 of these species flowering from September each year. Gladiolus Carinatus, commonly known as bloupypie, thrives on our terrior and symbolises the unique character and quality of our wines.